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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wilma's Friend's Words of Wisdom ~ Guest Post From None Other Than Tiffy

"Please Find it in Your Heart to Love Again"

Hi everybody! Wilma here. I am so honored, and excited to present you with my first guest blogger for Wednesday's Wisdom. It's Tiffy, from It's Tiffy Time.

Let me just say, that Tiffy's wisdom is the truest kind. Because she has lived these words. She has overcome many obstacles and come out stronger, and with the best rewards, true forever love.

I hope this is the beginning of a long tradition of my friends sharing their wisdom here with you all. It is off to a great start! My friends are the best!

Without further adieu, I present to you Tiffy!!!

I didn't know what to expect when I found myself in yet another home just over five months ago. Another temporary home, I thought to myself. More people who will let me live with them for a little while before abandoning me. More people who will break my forever broken heart. To say I was skeptical would be an understatement. To say I was wrong would be the best news ever. I have lived so many places that I've lost track of most of them. I have forced myself to forget about the bad places, and can hardly remember the good places anymore. My very first home was filled with so much love. My birth mother took such good care of me and my siblings while her human mom found loving homes for us. When I was old enough a nice family drove to Oklahoma to meet me. It was love at first sight. They scooped me up and drove me to my forever home in Texas, or so I thought. I loved my parents with all my heart but for some reason my forever home didn't last forever. I still have no idea why. My second home wasn't as nice as my first but I learned to love it and the people I called my parents. They took care of me and even found me another pug to love. Soon I had little ones of my own to take care of who I loved as only a mother can. More babies followed so I had lots of little ones to love. But then things changed. I no longer was loved like I should have been. My parents hurt me because they didn't understand me. And when I was no longer wanted they left me on the streets to fend for myself. Life on the streets was very hard but I survived. One day a nice lady saw me walking in the wrong part of town and she picked me up. She told me that I didn't belong on the streets. I was taken to another lady who ran a pug rescue group who then drove me to a foster home. Yet another home! But this one was different. This one was so special because of the people and pugs who lived there. I was cautious at first but soon I opened my heart up to love them. And I loved them so much. I thought this home would be my forever home but it wasn't to be. Just over five months ago I was visited at my foster home by a lovely couple. They had driven all the way from Chicago to meet me. My foster mom told me to turn on the charm because these people might want to adopt me. I was very confused because I thought I had already been adopted. What was I going to do? I wanted to stay where I was but this couple was so loving. Should I open up my heart again even though I know it might get broke? So here I am in my forever, yes, forever home. I'm not going anywhere anymore. No more packing up and moving ever again because this is where I belong. This is where I will live out my days because I am loved more here than ever before. And I will not be abandoned, pushed to the streets, or hurt anymore. Nope. I will be loved all the days of my life. And do you know why? Because I found it in my heart to love again. It wasn't easy given my past record but I knew I had to do it. I had to open up my heart and let my new parents in. I had to show them that I could love and be loved. I had to feel love again to know when it was right. I am not as wise as Wilma but I do know that my guiding wisdom has always led me down the right path. I followed my heart and found love again. Please find it in your heart to love again if you are ever abandoned or abused. Open yourself up so that others can love you. It's the only way to be whole once more. And it's worth it because it's the best feeling in the world.


  1. OH TIFFY!!! Your words of wisdom made mom all LEAKY!!!!!

    You are such a sweet girl and you deserve every bit of happiness (and foodables!) that come your way! You have the BEST parents in the world now and are so glad that you're happy and loved!

    We promise to see you soon!

    Salinger (and Auntie Laura)

  2. We are so happy you found the home that you deserve

  3. Oh goodness! What a story, Tiffy girl! You have overcome so much. I guess sometimes it is true...all you need is love! Thanks to Wilma and Tiffy for a great post!
    PS. I agree with Sal...Tiffy, go get those foodables!

  4. Well you can add my momma to the list of leaky mommas! I love this post Tiffy, I am so glad you wrote it.

    What's funny is when I saw the title- learning to love again- I assumed this would be about your parents' learning to love another puggy after they lost our beloved Stubby. But it was about you learning to love again! I hadn't even been thinking of how hard this all must be for you! Shame on me!

    Your whole family has learned to love again, Tiffy. You have brought healing to them, and them to you. That's a full-circle blessing, my friend. I am so glad you are living out the life you deserve.


  5. Tiffy is an inspiration. As a former rescue pug, I thank you for sharing her story.

  6. oh tiffy. this made me cry so much because it sounds just like my pug phyllis' story. she was found wandering the streets missing a leg and lots of her teeth and she had obviously had lots of babies and someone just dumped her. I'm so happy you have a forever home now, and phyllis does too. i don't know how people can abandon such sweet girls. but i'm happy you could open your heart again. phyllis came into my life just a few days after i lost my first pug to a terrible accident and she helped me to love again too.

  7. Wilma, thank you so much for letting be the first guest blogger. It has been an honor to share my story with everyone. You are the best!


  8. What a wise and beautiful post! Thanks Tiffy!

    Your pal, Pip

  9. Gosh, Both my moms and my eyes are crying right now, as we listen to your incredible journey Tiffy.
    Your honest words are spoken from the heart.
    Love has healed you, and we are so thankful that angel Stubby guided your wonderful family to find you.
    You gave love a chance,, and I am so happy for you and your forever family.
    Thank you for this wonderful story

  10. Dear Tiffy, we are so happy that you have found such a wonderful forever home. My heart breaks to hear your story. Lucky and I are so very happy that your story has such a wonderful ending/beginning.
    Lots of love to you.

    Roxy & Lucky

  11. Tiffy proves to everyone that rescuing a pug not only saves the life of the pug, but the lives of the humans who take them. And a pug doesn't have to see or hear to be perfect.

  12. Ooh my Tiffy!! La Mamma is also Leaky!!! We know you suffered in your past life, but what a beautiful and Lovely ending, we always say when god closes a door he opens a window, and what a great view you have now!! from you loving Paw-rents you found!! Thank you Wilma and Tiffy for sharing your Wisdom!!
    Hugs and Bechos
    Spongy, Licky and Leaky Mamma

  13. you sure have one good home over there
    Benny & Lily

  14. Wilma, thank you so much for having Tiffy as a guest "speaker".

    Tiffy is wise because she opens her heart AND her mind.

    Hank and I are thrilled that she got the happy ending she so deserved.

  15. tiffy, iwent over to see your blog and i read your story and you are an inspiration and i think your parents are more so for going to get you and take you home to chicago. But i agree i dont like the cold either. WILMA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THAT STORY WITH ALL OF US.
    lOVE, nana



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