Having Tippy in my life has taught me some things and reaffirmed others. A couple of years ago, during the month of the first anniversary of her adoption, I posted a “Tippy Wisdom” on my Facebook page for 15 consecutive days. I had forgotten about them until they popped up in my “memories” last month. I decided to share them with you in a series of posts. Hope you enjoy.
Tippy Wisdom #1: A chance encounter can change your life forever. Who would have thought that my nephew bringing a dog home for mom and dad would have resulted in me falling in love with her in just a week and being heartbroken when I had to give her up, which, of course, led to me looking for and adopting “Cartwheel,” now known as Tippy. My life will never be the same. (See The Beginning: Prissy and The Search is On for the complete story on how I came to adopt Tippy.)
Tippy Wisdom #2: If you love someone, you’ll “jump through hoops” to make them happy.
Tippy Wisdom #3: God’s blessings are indeed new every morning. I watch Tippy when I first let her out in the morning and it’s like she is in a different world every day. Yes, it looks familiar, but things are different. There’s a bird chirping she hasn’t heard before. There are new and wonderful smells of all the animals that crossed the driveway or played in the yard overnight. A hawk may be flying overhead or a turkey calling. There’s just so many changes that we tend to not notice. I am trying to be more observant of the little things and thanking God for each and every one.
(As hot as it has been here, in the 90 degrees Fahrenheit range every day, I just had to post a picture of Tippy sniffing something in the snow.)