I am proud and excited to participate in Minna Krebb's "The Story of Me". Happy Day Before Thanksgiving Friends!
The Sad Part
My story started like millions of other abandoned dogs and cats in the United States. Nine years ago, I was thrown away like trash, frightened, hungry, and filthy. Witnesses say my former person walked away laughing.
However, I was one of the lucky few, rescued by a no-kill shelter and sent almost immediately to a foster home (with my mom). I hid for months, avoiding eye contact and cowering when anyone approached me. The only time I looked up was when one of the kitties peaked around the corner of the couch to check on me. I know lots of dogs don’t like cats, but my feline siblings helped bring me back from a very dark place. (Rosie wasn’t around back then but she is OK, too).
|Tommy, Tutu, and Sweet Pea. RIP Tommy and Tutu|
The Happy Part
It took a long time – years of self-reflection, doggie treats, and reassurance from my feline siblings – but eventually I emerged from behind the couch and joined the family!
Before: The world is a mean, scary place.
After: I am as happy as a clam. Ain't life grand!
Life Lessons by Mr. Pip
- Keep smiling. When life gives you lemons, eat ice cream.
- Be brave, stand tall. Look fear in the eye (or in my case, the kneecap)
- Do the right thing. Nice dogs don’t always finish first, but they finish happy.
off the couchand the net will appear. Well-positioned pillows are a dog’s best friend.
- Never give up – except when stairs are involved then all bets are off.
- Most importantly, be yourself. Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes. It is not how you look, it is how you feel, baby!
Stay Tuned for my new book ...
The Lap Dog Manifesto: How to Reinvent Yourself Without Leaving the Couch