​Passage: Tillman the skateboarding bulldog

It happened this past week ... word of the passing of Tillman the skateboarding bulldog.

A resident of Oxnard, California, the agility of Tillman was known around the world.

His high-velocity videos were Internet favorites, and his exploits were legendary.

Most famously, perhaps, he won the coveted Guinness World Record for Fastest Skateboarding Dog back in 2009.

Nor was Tillman confined to land, as his owner Ron Davis explained back in 2008: "His first passion is skateboarding, and when it gets too hot to skateboard, he learned how to skimboard."

Sadly, Tillman suffered from a chronic irregular heartbeat. He collapsed and died Tuesday night on the way to the vet ... at the ripe old age (for a bulldog) of 10.

From dry level pavements,
To oceans in fog,
Nothing stopped Tillman,
The double-threat dog.

Be it skateboard or skimboard,
He went ever faster,
Condolences, please,
to Ron Davis, his master.

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