SHE’S SMARTER THAN I THOUGHT

I have always thought Tippy was a very smart dog, but today she impressed even me.

I am taking a trip to Florida to visit family this week.  I wish I could take Tippy with me, but I’m staying with my step-daughter who has a cat and 2 rabbits.  Tippy hates cats.  She loves rabbits…..eating them every chance she gets.  o_O   I don’t think it would end well.

Last night, I told Tippy, “You are going to get to go to Addie’s tomorrow!”  I did not do anything special that would indicate there was something up.  I didn’t get her stuff together or pack anything.  I did laundry and got some food/snacks together, but none of that is out of the ordinary.  When I got up this morning, I let her out to potty, per usual.  She didn’t want to come back in for breakfast, which is not really out of the ordinary either.  It was 43°F, which is a perfect temperature for her to sit on the porch and “chill” for a while.  I thought nothing of it until I noticed she wasn’t on the porch anymore.

I went out to find her.  I didn’t have to go far because she was standing with her front paws on the step and her nose in the door.   I asked if she wanted in.  No.  Just waiting to leave!!!  I didn’t get a picture of that, but did get a picture of her about 30 minutes later, still waiting.  She had to have understood what I told her last night, and remembered it, and knew what “tomorrow” meant.  I have no other explanation.  Very impressive!

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I’m still waiting mom. When are we leaving to go to Addie’s? You said I was going today!

I got her food and treats together and we took off.  She was so happy to go.  She loves to just ride, but especially loves going to Addie’s.

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Ok. Let’s get on with it. Addie is waiting for me!

I would have a really hard time leaving Tippy with anyone else.  Addie really loves her and Tippy loves playing with all of the other dogs that Addie has in her care – her own, those she boards, and those that are there only for the day.

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Tippy, we’re so glad you are here!

She quickly made herself right at home.

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See you later mom. Have fun. I know I will.

I’m really lucky to have somewhere I feel so comfortable leaving Tippy when I am away.  She would not do well in a kennel or traditional boarding situation.  Where do you leave your dogs when you can’t take them with you?

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