Rita finalist Missy Tippens, on Becoming a Grandmother — 13 Comments

  1. Roxanne, thanks for having me and letting me brag about our newest family member. 🙂

    • Thanks so much for being a blog visitor, Missy. And mega-congratulations on being a Rita finalist. What an honor!!!! And well-deserved, too.

      By the way, I love the name Tucker, too. Had a horse by that name–a gelding that we bought from Cindy Gerard. He was just beautiful. Waaaay down the blog, there are lots of photos of him.

      best wishes!

      • Thanks for the Congrats, Roxanne! I’ll be sure to Check out your Tucker.

  2. Hi Missy! I love the pictures of your granddog! Both of my kids are still at home so they have to share my cats and dog with me LOL. But whenever my mom comes to visit she walks with a bag and the animals run to her. She announces “I have treats for my grandbabies!” And believe me they know it 😀 The cats get catnip mice and the dog gets a bone or stuffed toy. No matter what it is, they love the attention and my mom loves telling everyone about her ‘grandcats’ and ‘granddog’. I hope someday in the near future I’ll get to enjoy visits from any grands – cats, dogs or babies – I’ll enjoy them all! Thanks for the smile this morning!~

    • That’s so cute, Chris!! I’ll have to remember that trick when I go visit. I’ll be a favored mom and grandma 🙂

  3. Hi Missy. The dogs are so adorable. And I really like the name Tucker. It reminds me of a hero’s name. I’m so glad you mentioned that your pit bull is kind and sweet. I think most people assume they are not gentle dogs. I have two dogs myself…a chocolate lab and a mini poodle. They sure keep us busy. 🙂

    Sandy (Belle Calhoune)

    • Sandy, he is a pit mix. But I believe they’re sweet dogs by nature. Have to be trained otherwise and tend to get a bum rap. Tucker is a big old baby who loves to crawl in my lap and snuggle under my chin. 🙂

  4. Love the pics of Tucker!! We do not have a pet at this time, but may look into it soon.
    Can’t wait to get to Walmart and purchase your new book. I could download Kindle, but I like to pass my books on to a friend!
    Congrats again on that Rita!

    • Thanks, Jackie! I’d love for you to let me know if you see it in stores. I haven’t found it yet. Also let us know if you get a new pet!


    Gotta love a woman who isn’t afraid to be a grandma.

    Congratulations on your RITA final and your new release!!!

    • Thanks, Tina! And nope. You can’t have the hero name! LOL Because it’s perfect for my next proposal idea! The outdoorsy type guy. 🙂