Pippa

Posted: September 20, 2006 at 8:12 pm

In the end, we decided Pippa should stay with me. Her incontinence at the hotel did not bode well for an easy transition into her new home and there was a family to consider besides just Pippa and Diane.  Diane was very sad to be leaving for home tomorrow without Pippa, and Pippa was sorry to say good bye to her new friend. But I do believe that all things happen for  a reason, and I do like that old saying that when God closes a door, he opens a window. It will be interesting to see what that window is. Welcome home Pipsqueak,  we missed you. Have a safe journey home Diane, I am so glad to have met you and don’t worry, Pippa is well loved.

7 Comments on "Pippa"

  • Jean says

    I’m sorry that Pippa hasn’t found a forever home all of her own. As you said….it will be interesting to see what windows are about to open – for Pippa and for Diane.
    Safe trip, Diane. Thank you for caring enough to come all the way out here to meet Pipsqueek.

  • Rae says

    I’m sorry it didn’t work out this time but better the decsion be made here close to home and heart, rather than far away in cold Sask. Diane must have a very good heart to come all this way. I feel for her going home alone she must be sad!

  • Diane says

    Hi Carol ..I am half way home tonight and in another hotel room. The trip was a lot quicker than coming to Mission but a lot less scenic!

    I haven’t shed so many tears in a long time…the day of driving gave me so much time to think. I had so many mixed emotions – one minute feeling like I had failed Pippa and wanting to turn around and go back for her..that I would MAKE it work and then the next minute thinking how selfish I was being. Pippa is so happy with you! You are her MOM and will be forever. When I came to meet Pippa I was very concerned that I would not pass the adoption and never once thought that there would be something that I could not manage with a senior pet. I struggled so much in the hotel room with what to do. She looked so cute squatting with the diapher on and if I lived alone, I would have continued to watch her pee to her heart’s content. But, I knew that my spouse would have made it miserable for all of us and that it was selfish of me to want to put Pippa through that. My husband was disappointed when I told him on the phone tonight that Pippa was not coming home but probably relieved at the same time??!!

    Carol, you are such a wonderful person! I only knew you for a couple of hours and felt free to tell you so many personal details of my life. I wish I lived closer to you and that we could have a forever friendship. We have so much in common it’s amazing! You are my type of person in every detail! You taught me so much about animals in the short while I talked to you. You are a world of wisdom and so valuable in this world to so many animals. I will never forget you Pippa.

    Jean, it was so nice to meet you. Sorry we did not get to talk very much and I failed to say goodbye. It was all so busy and emotional while I was there and I realized after I had not said goodbye. Keep up the good work with assisting Carol and SAINTS. I’m sure the rest of the volunteers and staff are just as wonderful as you because Carol would not have you with her animals unless you were the BEST she could find.

    Carol, I am sorry but I don’t remember the Shitzu’s name who is failing in his health but I hope and pray that he will get some relief from his illness. My heart went out to all of the animals there for their illnesses but I could see how happy they were with just the presence of you. You have a lot of hard decisions to make with your family. I just can’t imagine what you go through every day.

    I will keep watching your blog daily to see what is happening at SAINTS. Please keep Pippa alive in your blogs so that I can follow her life from a distance. I love her so much … why? why? why? What is it?
    But, as you said, there is a meaning or a reason…I hope that window will be wide open to invite the very best into your home!

    I will send what I can to SAINTS when I can. I want to continue to help your family of Seniors in any small ways I can. I know it is only a drop in the bucket but I hope that others will find your site and find the wonderful animals and person that loves and cares for them, and will find a way to financially help SAINTS. I will be praying for a financial miracle for your home. I wish I COULD BE that financial miracle but until I win the lottery, it will be a little at a time.

    I have to share a “funny” with you before I end this message….after I met you and Jean for breakfast, I got into my car and just about jumped out of my seat! It was very cold and wet! When I got out at the hotel, I didn’t realize how wet my pants were until I started to walk in……..I could feel that my whole butt was wet in the size of a plate but I put my head up with Pippa in my arms and walked through the hotel lobby like I was the Queen of Sheeba with a lovely little girl that I was proud of. Oh……..it was sooooo cold! Pippa just grinned and told me “next time…don’t leave me in your car!”

    Good night Carol and please keep in touch when you can. Again, I will read your blogs and keep up with your family while I am home in Saskatchewan

    Hugs and love from mid-Alberta, Diane

  • Carol says

    hugs right back to you diane…i told jean she has to take pippa to mcdonalds for a pancake breakfast since she enjoyed that so much with you. and lol for the wet butt, welcome to my world!…and diane, friendships float…from here to there is just air.

  • Jean says

    It was nice meeting you too, Diane, and I’m sorry things didn’t work out for you and Pippa. And, yes, I’ll be giving our little Pipsqueek some more one-on-one time with trips to Mcdonalds. (Hey Carol, do they have fruit and granola for me at Mcdonalds??????).

  • Carol says

    lol…no lie folks, we go out for breakfast with diane and jean stuns me by ordering fruit and granola!!! what a waste of a good breakfast out…barf.

  • DARLENE says

    HI, MY NAME IS DARLENE AND I AM DIANE’S SISTER. I KNOW HER DECISION WAS VERY HARD ON HER AND SHE WOULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING IF SHE COULD HAVE BROUGHT PIPPA HOME WITH HER…..SHE IS A VERY CARING WOMAN! WE GOT OUR LOVE FOR ANIMALS FROM OUR PARENTS WHO OWNED A FARM HERE IN SASKATCHEWAN……..THEY LOVED THEIR DOGS AND CATS, AND ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS. I OWN 6 DOGS AND LOVE EACH ONE OF THEM…..THEY SLEEP WITH US AND THEY GET LIVER COOKED FOR THEM ONCE A DAY AND GET A ASSORTMENT OF TREATS…..THEY ARE MY BEST FRIENDS……DOGS WILL GIVE YOU UNCONDITIONAL LOVE!

    I MUST CONGRATULATE SAINTS ON THE WORK THAT YOU ALL DO! DIANE HAD SUCH A GLOWING DESCRIPTION OF YOUR PLACE AND THE LOVE THESE ANIMALS GET. I WILL BE SENDING SMALL DONATIONS AS WELL FROM TIME TO TIME…..AND I WILL BE PRAYING FOR CAROL, THE VOLUNTEERS AND FOR ALL THE ANIMALS YOU CARE FOR.

    GOD BLESS
    DARLENE ZELENKA

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