The Orlando-area Aguerre family went looking for a new dog a few weeks back and spotted an Labrador-Catahoula mix puppy on Craigslist. Three of the four family members work at Walt Disney World Resort and mother Mejay thought it was a good sign when she saw the adorable puppy had a spot shaped like Mickey Mouse across her back.
Now named Lily, the Aguerres brought the two-and-a-half-month-old puppy for a portrait with a Disney photographer. As a surprise for the pooch, Mickey Mouse himself stopped by, meeting Lily and checking out his likeness in her spots. The Aguerres named their newest family member “Lily” as a tribute to Walt Disney’s wife. Lillian.
More on the Aguerre family:
Francisco Aguerre (father), 49, originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bartender at the Polynesian. Disney cast member for 24 years.
Mejay Aguerre (mother), 44, originally from Quindio, Colombia. Concierge/guest services at the Grand Floridian. Disney employee for 23 years.
Nicole Aguerre (daughter), 19, Orlando, FL. Attractions attendant at Magic Kingdom. Disney employee for one month (also attending UCF, studying hospitality management)
B-ROLL: Aguerre family with Lily, Lily meeting Mickey Mouse
SOTs: Mejay Aguerre, Lily’s owner