Monday, August 20, 2012

New Family Member: Pippa!

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.


  1. Pappa looks great, Jim. And your daughter is is getting so big too. Looks like they have become fast friends.

    Best Regards,


  2. Congrats, Man, I was thinking a kid had arrived. Well in a way they are kids. Hopefully no diapers.
    Could I ask if you will put the Lexington House rules out for Rusty's Rules? Thanks.

    TMP-Von Loudon

  3. Every house needs dogs. They are kind, and loving, and the best of friends we could ask for.

    To many joy filled years with our four-footed furry friends!

  4. Cogratulations on the new addition, dont know what it would be like without a couple of dogs around the house.

  5. Congrats!!!

    A wonderful new addition.

  6. This post struck a chord as we have just adopted our own second dog - a cairn terrier cross from our local rescue home. It's great to see that your new dog is fitting in - it's always a little bit of a gamble introducing a new mutt! Also lovely to know she came from a rescue centre - there are so many dogs out there looking for a loving home, and now Pippa has one.

    Best wishes, Keith.

  7. Beautiful! Life is good, isn't it?


  8. Happy child, happy dog - you live the good life my friend.

    The wargames miniatures thing is just gravy, isn't it?

  9. Glad to hear your household is once again in balance. Many happy years to enjoy together.