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. 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!
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.
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.
She quickly made herself right at home.
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?