General Patton was a devoted dog lover. He bought the famous Willie in 1944 and wrote about him: “…my bull pup . . . took to me like a duck to water. He is 15 months old, pure white except for a little lemin on his tail which to a cursory glance would seem to indicate that he had not used toilet paper. . .”. The general wrote in his diary on July 15th, 1944: “Willie is crazy about me and almost has a fit when I come back to camp. He snores too and is company at night”.