Friday, January 7, 2011

A Happy New Year from Zippy!


Today my foster mom was watching TV when she heard that Vick was being considered as an MVP for the NFL. Boy, did this make my momma's blood boil but she took a deep breath as she looked at me and smiled. I'm not sure what that all means but I know that I am happy now, much more than I ever thought I could be. I have these kids who run circles around me but I give them a run for their money too. You should see the oldest one when she feeds me, she's 11. Sometimes I get so excited I run out of my crate and bounce up and down while she is trying to feed me. A few times I've accidentally bumped the bowl and boom, there goes all my food on the floor just how I like to eat it :). Want to hear something funny? The 2 year-old has started to take a very persistent stand in wanting to help feed me too and boy is he determined. Yep, food goes flying everywhere whenever he is involved too. Cracks me up because he reminds me of me! The 11 year old likes to pick me up when I have selective hearing especially during these cold, foggy days. Some days I make her go outside and down the stairs with me, I mean if I have to be miserable out in the cold I shouldn't have to be alone right? It's funny because sometimes I catch my foster mom secretly smiling when the oldest girl gets frustrated with me, the kid tries to use her firm voice but I do have a hard time taking her serious until about the 4th or 5th time. Mom laughs because she says that she enjoys watching this interaction, she says that how I act is how the kid acts, except of course I don't talk back but I can be pretty good with my selective hearing. Although when mom talks in her firm voice I know she means business so I don't even try it with her. I mean I like to have my fun but a dog has to draw the line at times. All in all life is pretty good and I am looking forward to 2011, this has got to be my year people :).

12 comments:

Melch said...

I still have a hard time finding compassion for Vick and understanding for people who have forgiven him or never knew why he should have to be forgiven in the first place. But what I do know is that there are people all over the country who care for all sorts of dogs who need them. It's amazing to see these guys and gals get to become the dogs that they were always meant to be. You all are wonderful.

sp said...

it's so good to hear from zippy! my foster carlos would like to start a "long-term-fostered selective-hearing bouncy-food-spillers" club...zippy's a shoe-in for president

Emily said...

Nothing like a good cry at 7AM! But these are tears of joy.

PoochesForPeace said...

Zippy you are so sweet. I guess the important thing is that even though michael vick is getting all kinds of attention, at least all of you guys are safe and happy.
I didnt realize some of the dogs on here were at foster homes, i thought they had all been adopted into FURever homes. i hope all the dogs get into furever homes this year! Good luck Zippy:)

Lynn (in Louisiana) said...

What a wonderful treat to hear from Zippy and her beautiful "foster" family. :-)

Robin Pruitt said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR ZIPPY!!! <3
lots of love from GA!!!
Love, Clover (gsd) and Momma (pittie) (and their mommy too!)

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Anonymous said...

How was Zippy acclimated to having small children around? A lot dogs don't deal well with that. Was there some sort of methodical limited-exposure training involved, or did you just sort of go with your gut regarding what you saw from Zippy?

Kay Catlett said...

I was so angered by MV's horrid behavior, and so encouraged by the good that has happened, I researched and wrote and article. I hope you read it: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/the-real-vicktory-saving-the-michael-vick-dogs.html

cheri said...

I will never have compassion for a sociopath like MV. He is a sick, defective human being who is incapable of human normalcy. Anyone who displays a life long pattern of abusive acts that escalated into murder of innocent, defenseless animals should be in a mental hosptial for the rest of their life... at the very least. To make matters worse, he is being enabled, his sickness disguised and minimized by a national organization that is very popular within American culture. Who are they to pardon his degenerate acts, then glorify him? I am ashamed to be an American because of this whole savage mess involving MV. When I read about the outcomes for the victims of this thug, my anger dissapates but only momentarily. I then look into the eyes of my own 2 precious pit bulls, hold them, and the trauma rises again. I am grateful for these blogs which I read every day. It gives me hope again.

Laila said...

That was very great picture...What's your dog new year resolution??? ^_^


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Clover said...

I'm glad you have little people to play with. Little people are cool. I have a girl that kisses me lots and what's really neat is that my mommy told me that this girl is getting a sister soon because my mommy's sister-in-law has another girl growing in her belleh. I can't wait to kiss this new girl!