Today, Tippy got to do one of her favorite things…..go for a ride in the truck. We haven’t done this since Christmas of 2015, when the truck hesitated as I started across a 4 lane highway with a car coming. That incident scared me, so I parked the truck until I could get it worked on. I still haven’t had it serviced, but decided I needed to see how it was running so I could take it to the shop, eventually. I charged the battery, and off we went, with my dad by the phone in case we had problems. It ran like a charm and Tippy was very happy!
She likes to ride in the car, but loves riding in the truck. I decided today it is because I relegate her to the back seat in the car, but she gets to sit “up front” in the truck, where she can see everything better.
I wasn’t able to get a picture of her which showed how truly happy she was. She showed it, but, as I was driving, I couldn’t get that perfect picture. We drove down by the river and back home. No need to stop anywhere. Riding is what she likes the best. I imagine, for her, it is like watching a 3-D movie with smell-a-vision.
The title of this post is from The Sound of Music, of course, so here is what I think Tippy’s version of “My Favorite Things” would sound like :
Truck rides in summer and car rides in winter Gravy on kibble and walks by the river Chasing a squirrel up an oak tree in spring These are a few of my favorite things. Cuddles with mommy and soft, fuzzy blankets Pumpkin and winter and treats in big baskets Running around in big circles like rings These are a few of my favorite things. When the cat bites, when the bee stings When I'm feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad.
I hope you all get to do some of your favorite things today!