Back in 2002 a friend of mine sent me a webpage link that changed my life. Comstock mastiffs from day one I was fixated on the litter, especially "yellow", "sunshine", "buttercup" 5 months later yellow got her fourth name Comstock Calli's Tiger Lily. Lily quickly became my rock and I would never regret anything except waiting so long to bring her home. Not only was she my girl and rock she was also my teacher. She taught me the ropes in the show ring, she showed me that big girls do have more fun, she taught me patience and humility but most of all she taught me trust and to know when to let go. She was my girl until Grandma was around. Just the sound of Grandma's voice on the phone would have her big butt wiggling. The sight of Grandma had her on the run with excitement and when it was time to leave Grandma there was always a look of do I have to go. But rest assure it never bothered me since I knew that kind of love for someone only comes from being so loved in return. All of Lily's brothers and sisters were the same with Grandma around and I didn't mind for a second sharing her since she was the one that brought me to a group of people, especially the Tobin's that I consider not just friends but my family and I will be forever grateful to Lily for that gift.
Lily was an exception, she was big and confused more than a few judges by her size. She was beautiful and gave the best kisses that sometimes were her famous love nibbles. She was the best foot warmer in the winter and always wanted to be touching you. She had the most velvet feeling ears and I never grew tired of lightly rubbing them. Lily was an International and American Champion, she was a Therapy dog that had no where to do therapy work since most organizations in the area were afraid of her size. She loved everyone and everything and I never worried about her hurting anyone. But most of all she was the best companion I would of asked for. On her 9th birthday I gave her the greatest gift possible. I released her back to the Heavens. I told you she taught me when to let go. And it's from the Heavens and my heart that she still guides me and continues to live on.