We have a visitor–Author Missy Tippens!! — 14 Comments

  1. So your basically saying you house trained your dog and taught it to sleep through the night by….making a dog bed out of yourself?


    Somehow to me, this is not a solution.

  2. Oh, but Mary, we're so bonded now! They're both totally devoted to me now–unlike some human children I know.


    Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Hi Missy, I just lost my lab of 11 years. It was so sad. Broke my heart. But then 3 days later a friend from church had a stray show up on her door and he is now our new pet. 🙂

    Congrats on your new book!!! Blessings.

  4. Oh, Kit! I can't even begin to imagine it. We just lost a 13-year-old kitty. And I loved her, too. But my dogs are my babies. I so dread that day.

    I'm thrilled you have a new pet, though! God provided.

  5. Your dogs are so cute. The pets I've had always feel like a part of the family. Someday we hope to have a dog, though not as big as yours. Our place is not big enough.

  6. Hi, Missy. What a darling story! Such a lovely way to get your pups comfortable with their new family and home.

    Duke looks like he might be part Blue Heeler, with his coloring and spots. Definitely looks like a working dog.


  7. I lost my beloved 13 year old Cocker Spaniel I got when he was a puppy the same year I lost both of my parents and it was so agonizing.

    He was such a part of our family.

  8. This story sure made me smile!! Especially now, because we are babysitting our grandpuppy…who would very much like the wonderful treatment your dogs got when they were newcomers to your family!!

  9. Cynthia, my children (especially by daughter) would love to have a small dog, too. But we're sticking to two right now! (My daughter actually wants a dog she can carry in a dog purse. LOL)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Catherine, is that the same as a blue tick hound? I've thought that before. And he acts just like a hunting dog! He chases birds and bunnies like crazy. We just sit and laugh about the birds. He can jump straight up in the air like he has rockets on his feet (about a 4 foot vertical), and he stands at trees and tries so hard to jump up and get a bird! 🙂


  11. Oh, Magnolia, that just breaks my heart. I'm so sorry.

    Do you have another pet now?

  12. Roxanne, don't your human children demand you sleep with their 4-legged children?? What kind of grandma are you??!! 😉

    Thanks so much for having me this week! I'll go draw a name for the book right now.

  13. Cynthia, I drew your name as the winner! Congratulations! If you'll email me at missytippens [at] and give me your mailing address, I'll send a copy of His Forever Love to you.

  14. Missy, I think that Blue Heelers & Bluetick Dogs come from the same lineage. I could be wrong about that. Now you've got me curious! Lol! I'll look into that.

    A webpage that provides good information on the Bluetick Coonhound is: