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Former True Value employee remembers dog 'Willow'

My name is David Lemon, and I would like to share some memories I have of Willow as a former employee of True Value. As a high schooler in 2007, I started working at True Value for the summer, and I immediately fell in love with the beautiful Australian shepherd named Willow. She would happily trot through the front door to report for duty every day, and kept smiles on our faces throughout our hours on the clock as she greeted customers and shadowed people throughout the store. She loved lounging by the front door, soaking up the pets and belly-rubs of employees and customers alike.

I remember fondly when I would take my lunch break, and Willow would sneak into the break room to flash her forever-young puppy dog eyes my way, in hopes of a little sample of my lunch … She would sometimes let out a very quiet, closed-mouth muffled "woof" to get my attention if I pretended not to notice her there. I have to admit, I succumbed to those gorgeous two-colored eyes on a few occasions.

She has always been a wonderful part of the True Value team, and I know she will be missed. Rest in peace, Willow, and my condolences go out to De, Marí, and the rest of the True Value store.

David Lemon

Former Mercer Island True Value employee


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