I found out a couple of days ago that the lady who adopted Tippy’s sister is planning to come to our Bark For Life event on Sunday, so they will get to meet for the first time since they were just puppies!
It all started on a Saturday in late June of 2014. Someone had posted pictures on Facebook of two adorable puppies that they had found in the ditch in front of their house. They were going to give them to anyone who wanted them. Since I had decided it was time for me to get a dog, I called to ask about them. By that time, they were on their way to drop them off at the Humane Society, so I told her just to go ahead since I wasn’t 100% sure I would want one of them. I showed up at the Humane Society early on Monday to have a look and try to make up my mind. Here are the Humane Society pictures of Cartwheel and Pinwheel, aka Tippy and Huckleberry.
It doesn’t surprise me that Pinwheel’s picture was blurry as she was very active and Cartwheel was the more mellow of the two. That, and the two different eyes were what drew me to Cartwheel and not her sister. See my posts The Beginning: Prissy and The Search Is On for details on my adoption of Tippy and just why she was initially “sluggish.”
I was thinking today how Cartwheel would have been a good name for Tippy when she was a puppy. She would take off running as fast as she could, try to cut a quick corner, and her momentum would carry her on, causing her to do somersaults across the yard. She finally figured out that cattle herding talent and no longer goes tumbling.
When I decided to find Tippy’s sister’s owner, hoping they could get together, I connected with the lady who initially adopted her. Unfortunately, their current dog and Pinwheel did not get along, so they had given her to a friend who lived in Chattanooga, about 3 hours away. I was able to connected with her on Facebook. She is a Tennessee State Park Ranger and got transferred to a park that is only an hour away a couple of years ago. We have been wanting to get them together ever since she moved, but haven’t been successful.
We are both excited about them meeting on Sunday, and are really hopeful that they get along. Maybe, in some deep seated memory, they will remember each other and be glad to be reunited.