|Pippa (the dog, not the girl) is joining our family.
The Higher Power works in mysterious ways, and so it is that we are now about to introduce the newest member to our family: Pippa, the Golden Retreiver, shown above with Lady Emma Cuddlestone-Smythe. Back in November 2011, we had two Goldens, Katie and Dave, and both died within a month of each other.
Then virtually out of the blue, we received a phone call from a Golden Retriever rescue service that they had Tiberius (Ti) available for adoption. So in January 2012, we added Ti to our family. We knew that we wanted to have a second dog so that Ti could have a companion. He really likes to be around other dogs.
We had explored getting a puppy, but that kind of fell through (along with the deposit, ouch!). Then another adoption opportunity was not the right fit for our situation. Then once again, out of the blue, we received a call the other day from the rescue service. They had a female, named Pippa, who was available for adoption. We visited Pippa this afternoon, and it was clear that she and Ti were getting along very well (um, she's spayed, so um, uh, you know, they liked to play together) so it looked like a good match for our family.
At one point, Lady Emma fell down and Pippa dashed over to her to make sure that she was OK, and if we had had any doubts, they all went away in an instant.
So next weekend, we will be a two-dog house once again, with Tiberius and Pippa holding court and making us all very happy and grateful to have them in our lives.