After a brief hiatus, the Bring On The Cats Dog of the Week has returned.
This week I’m featuring Tipsy, a great looking dog who deserves a break. Sydney from the Riley County Humane Society had this to say about Tipsy:
“Tipsy is a 4yr old sweet little pup, with a big smile, a wagging tail, and a loving heart. She was seized from a home where she was abused and lived in the shelter system for several months until her cruelty court-case was resolved . She had severe skin issues that cleared up after several months of medication, a special diet, and entropion surgery to correct an incredibly painful condition that caused her eyelashes to grow backwards and into her eyes. Tipsy is a shy girl who loves her people (including kids), cats and dogs of all sizes. She just wants to be loved and is looking for her forever home!!”
Dogs are pretty incredible. Tipsy has lived a incredibly difficult life but despite suffering horrific abuse, she’s a happy, trusting dog looking for a place to settle down and call her own. Her stay in foster care has been the best time of her life but she needs to find a home of her own in order for the Riley County Humane Society to help more dogs like Tipsy.
More information on Tipsy can be found at the link below:
I’m pairing Tipsy with Wildcat legend Michael Bishop, who had a remarkable comeback story of his own.
Bishop came to Manhattan after a 2 year stint in Brenham, Texas (my old stomping grounds) where he led Blinn J.C. to back-to-back undefeated seasons as their quarterback. Despite his success at Blinn, the only D1 coach that wanted him as a quarterback was Bill Snyder. The rest of schools saw him as either a defensive back or wide receiver. Coach Snyder’s willingness to commit to Bishop as a quarterback brought him to K-State, and the rest, they say, is history.
Over his two year career for the Wildcats, Bishop threw for 4401 yards and 36 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions. What made him unique for his era of college football was his ability to run the ball and find the endzone. For his career, he amassed 1314 rushing yards and 23 rushing touchdowns. In 1998 he was named a Consensus All-American and was awarded the Davy O’Brien trophy, which recognizes the best quarterback in college football. He is in the Kansas State Ring of Honor and belongs in the College Football Hall of Fame.
Bishop was truly ahead of his time, and his success helped open the door for numerous dual threat quarterbacks around the nation. He made it OK for the quarterback be a threat in both the run and passing games, and his legacy can be seen every weekend in both college football and the NFL.
Here is an interesting interview with Michael Bishop covering his football career.