Pippa Rea

Pippa's Journey with a Brain Tumour

Chips and Trains

on July 10, 2018

The story of Pippa, her love of visiting and looking after greyhound pups, a little friend who missed her when she was away for treatment and finally, a dog named by her and racing in her memory…

Best told by someone other than me and thus, as written by Molly Haines here in the latest issue of Greyhound Monthly    of how Chips and Trains (affectionately known as Chippa) came to beChips_and_Trains_Instagram_or_FB_profile_Black

It’d be a bit fun for Chippa to become a well loved dog all around the country and have Pippa remembered through him.  Another way I can keep my heartbreaking promise to Pippa that people won’t forget her.  In the end that was her biggest fear and I can still feel the tears on our faces when she pleaded with me to not let that happen.

He’s got himself an Instagram account (follow @chipsandtrains) and proceeds from his winnings are donated to brain cancer research

Go Chippa” you are bringing us a bit of fun and Pippa would absolutely love you


5 responses to “Chips and Trains

  1. Claire Higgs says:

    Wonderful wonderful story of a beautiful, brave, special girl. X

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. ajml says:

    Hi Virginia, Lovely story & beautifully written, all the best of luck to Chippa in his racing career. I forgot to show you Pippa’s pot has a lovely shoot coming soon to flower, we have been watching it carefully, will send a photo when the Daffodil is out. Was a Jonquil now a Daffodil bulb. x

  3. Meredith Shaw says:

    Lovely story and what a great name for a Dog – why cant more people get more creative on doggy names like that!! So Virginia, does your Greyhound family know my Greyhound family!? My dad is Steve Kavanagh – ask the Britton side if they know him.

  4. Beth says:

    What a beautiful name &story Virginia.
    Thank you so much xxxxx Beth.

  5. Jacquie Baulch says:

    Gorgeous story of darling Pippa. A darling precious girl!i

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