January 27, 2011 by Klara Hanincova
If you are a dog lover and a winter person just like me you probably already know how much fun it is to spend a day outside in the snow with a dog that enjoys it at least as much as you do.
Sorry? Say again? Oh, I see, you are saying that it is a perfect idea, but you have no dog to take out with you? Voilà, here comes Flip! He loves snow and running. If you take him out to the dog park he will just run and run … and run. He pretty much never stops! Not even for a treat! Take Flip out on a snowy day and he will enjoy himself in his full goofiness. He will run, jump, hop, burry his nose in the snow and sniff as if he lost something important, and then jump and run again like he just found it. He will “infect” you with his silliness and positive energy.
Flip is named after one of his ears which is permanently flipped since birth. Does it takes away from his looks? No way!! Look at the photos and see for yourself. Flip’s flipped ear and sprinkle of freckles on his face and body add to his personality and make him look absolutely unique!
Flip came to the New Rochelle Humane Society as a little puppy with three of his siblings. I remember them all very well. One afternoon I was walking by the cages and there they were: a bunch of tired little puppies sleeping on top of each other. They were so tired they did not even noticed me. Only one opened his eyes and was carefully watching me, but he did not move. It’s like he knew that three of his siblings are using him as a pillow and if he moves he would wake them all up. What a good little fellow! Now, look at the photo that I took that day. Can you spot the pup with frackles and a flipped ear? Yes, that’s Flip! I told you that he is unique!
Flip was adopted a few days after I took this photo. A few months later I saw a youngster in the kennel with frackles and a flipped ear. Oh no! Flip was back!!! Sadly, the family that adopted him was not able to care for him and returned him back to the shelter. Now there is a young grown up Flip with the heart and energy of a puppy waiting for someone to share the magic of snowy days with.