I had been saving up for a tennis racquet and had collected the great sum of ten shillings! One day I read in the newspaper about a dog called Tip, whose master, an elderly shepherd, had died all alone up on the moors of Derbyshire. All alone that is, except for his faithful, loyal dog, Tip. Tip had stayed with his master's frozen body for 15 weeks. Tip did survive the ordeal and his photo is shown below to prove it.
Upon reading this story I took my carefully saved ten shillings and told my mother, "I'm going out to buy a dog and I'm not coming back 'til I get one!" I asked all over the village if any one knew where there was a dog for sale. Finally I was directed to a house where an owner had a dog he didn't want to keep. I paid my ten shillings and took him home. His name was Rip and he was about six months old. Rip lived for almost 20 years. After I went to college and got married he stayed with my parents. He was a wonderful friend!
So what has this to do with computers? Well after thinking about Rip and Tip this morning I decided to see if I could find anything on the internet about Tip. Remember Tip lived more than 50 years ago. I simply Googled: Tip the Dog, UK. I could hardly believe it. The fifth entry down I found him!!! So now I have the whole story and a photo. Notice how much alike Tip and Rip are.
RIPI guess I do love computers -- some times!