Meet Pippa

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I have been an animal lover my entire life. I think my parents got my first pet when I was around 18 months old. After moving out for college, I missed the companionship of a dog and I vowed that I would get one as soon as I could afford a pet, or had the space.

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I got a pet of my very own in my early 20s and I loved him to pieces! Unfortunately, just a few months later, he passed away in a terrible freak accident. Shortly after, I was contacted about a stray that was found and the rest is history.

Yes, she was even present for my bridal portraits!
Photo credit: Photography by R. Silva

Almost six years ago, Miss Pippa came home to live with me and she has been the light of my life ever since! She barks at every pizza delivery and UPS man, and is terrified of the vacuum cleaner. When she met my husband for the first time, she barked at him too, and then shortly after became his best friend.

While our life without her would certainly be cheaper, cleaner, and quieter, it would also be a bit darker and with much less laughter! She used to get herself into trouble when she was younger, but she’s since calmed down in her old(er) age. However, she’ll take off and run her little heart out should a gate be left open.

Name: Pippa

Age: 6

Loves: Daddy, peanut butter, Milkbones, dairy products, licking empty tupperware containers, and looking out the window

Dislikes: Vacuum cleaners, the sound of crumpling water bottles, fire (even in the fire place), and anyone ringing the doorbell

Tricks: Sit, lay down, roll over, and putting herself in her crate each morning when she sees Mama getting dressed

She enjoys the occasional game of dress-up as well.

While it may seem a bit silly to dedicate an entire blog post to a dog, I can’t describe the joy this pup brings into my life!

Do you have a pet that fills your heart with joy?


  1. says

    I love her!! What a pretty baby. Fun fact for you, John just learned this at the fire academy – you will never get bit by a dog saving people in a fire, even if you bust in on a dog fighting ring, because dogs are so averse to fire that they will bolt as soon as you open the door. Cats hide, dogs get as far as possible. So Pippa’s instincts are right on!

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