Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: #29

It’s the start of Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge!

Meet Pippin. Yes, he came into our lives about the same time as The Lord of the Rings! Plus, they kind of have the same personality! LOL! Pippin showed up on our doorstep one weekend looking haggard, matted with burrs, and covered in fleas. He definitely picked us. He sat in our front yard just outside the picture window and barked and barked. I was afraid he would run away when I went outside and approached. Instead, he came running over to me and rolled over on his back at my feet. I was smitten. I also knew (or thought I knew) that being a Poodle, he must have an owner somewhere. I brought him in to the garage, and he let me pick burrs, give him a bath and flea treat him. The vet gave him a clean bill of health and estimated his birth sometime probably in early 2003. Then began the search for his parents. We looked for signs of him missing, we notified and checked repeatedly with Animal Control and the Humane Society. We posted and contacted all vets within a 15-mile radius. I ran into a friend who said she had seen the little dog running around her neighborhood for about a week. I was appalled that she didn’t do anything especially since she worked for a vet. Well, in a nutshell, after about three weeks, we figured our information was out there. If we had not heard anything at that point, we weren’t going to. So, we determined that Pippin would join our then current rescues of two dogs and three cats and become another full-fledged member of this clan! He’s just the smartest little thing. I find it hard to believe that he is 11 years old. He acts like he’s two. I will say he has the most ear-piercing bark I have ever heard!!








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39 comments on “Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: #29

  1. He looks like such a darling! Thank you for the entry 🙂

    I am trying out a link system so as not to miss any posts. Could you please add the link of your post to the “link app” at the bottom of my latest pet round up post 🙂

  2. Linda, O Love that you included the “Let Me Play With Your Poodle” song, it was so fun to listen to! Pippin is so Cute!!

  3. chmjr2 says:

    Great story and great pictures. I am so glad you found each other.

  4. DailyMusings says:

    just adorable! 😀

  5. Amy Pinkrose says:

    Oh, Linda, what an adorable little dog. How cute he is! I have a huge smile on my face. Bless you!

  6. Amy says:

    He is a little puppy! Adorable! 🙂

  7. Such a cute face … He found an angel to rescue him and a loving heart to nurture him. : )

  8. cindy knoke says:

    Oh man, cuteness overload!!!

  9. Imelda says:

    ah, he’s adorable. Just look at those eyes. 🙂

  10. Sonel says:

    Awwwwww! He is just the most adorable and cutest little thing ever Linda and I am so glad he came to you. He has such friendly eyes and I can see he is the happiest chap ever! These are stunning shots of him. Please give him lots of hugs and kisses from me. 😀 ♥ Hugs ♥

  11. becca givens says:

    Such big eyes and precious “mush”! 😀

  12. DG MARYOGA says:

    Oh,dear Linda ! What a sweet post my friend !!! Pippin is absolutely adorable and he was so lucky that you adopted him ! I can’t really believe he is already 11.He looks like a cute puppy.
    I’m so glad he found reall love near you and the rest of the pet-family after living rough !
    Please give him a big ((( hug ))) ◠‿◠✿) ♡ (◠‿◠✿)
    Nice You Tube click,also !!!

    • Thanks so much, dear Doda! I’m lucky he adopted us! LOL! He gets loads of hugs and kisses! That YouTube song cracked me up! Who would have thought there was a song about a Poodle! ❤

  13. What a cute little dog, doesn’t look 11 at all!! Amazing what life throws at you sometimes huh?

  14. What great images! Those eyes-how can you ever say no to this pup? And I love his name-

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