Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Two new friends - but neither of them are ducks

There were lots and lots of ducks in Rolleston brook when we walked that way this morning.

The Lady Of The House likes them - I can take them or leave them.

Can we go now?
I enjoyed our morning walk earlier this week when I met a new friend called Lucy when we walked down the Kingfisher Trail.

From a distance, I thought Lucy looked a bit like me, but when we got closer I could see her ears were very different. Hers were quite feathery and hung down. She was actually a cross between a Saluki and a Lurcher. I would like to have shown you a picture of her...but the LOTH was so busy talking to the lady that Lucy owned that she forgot to take her camera out of her pocket.

Lucy's story was that she'd been adopted from kennels in Tutbury some years ago having been abandoned by travellers. She was very nervous at first and showed signs of having been treated harshly. She also has some scars on her front leg which look like they might have been barbed wire injuries.

Anyway, Lucy is a very pretty girl now with a happy life and clearly devoted to the lovely lady she owns. I hope we meet her again and if we do I'll nudge the LOTH and try and bring you a picture.

I also met a new virtual friend yesterday - Mayzie - and she is celebrating her first anniversary of blogging tomorrow (Jan 27) by trying to get as many people as possible commenting on her blog. For every comment she gets on that day's post her mum is going to give 25 cents to Second Chance Animal Rescue Foundation which rescued Mayzie.

So do pop across and say hello to Mayzie and add your comment tomorrow.


Alison said...

Hi Winnie, So glad to see you are making more new friends. Not surprising with your charm and good looks!
xoxo Winnie Cooper

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Hello Winnie. Perhaps you will
meet Lucy, your new friend, again very soon and then you can remind your hooman to take a photo?

Thank you for introducing us to Mayzie, we will pop over and say hello to her.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Anonymous said...

Awww...thank you, thank you, Winnie for letting everybuddy know abouts my Commentathon tomorrow. I am so excited and I hope that we raise lots of lots of paper moneys!

And your new furend Lucy sounds so very much beautiful. And I'm ever so happy that she found her Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. Sometimes it seems like we gotta take the "scenic route" to finally get home.

Wiggles & Wags,

Fin said...

Hi Winnie! I read over at Caren and Cody's place that I look like one of your Kitty relatives, so I headed over.

Our Intruder cat calls Mom LOTH too. Fun!

Sue said...

It's always nice to meet new friends.

Corbin said...

Winnie! So glad you made a new friend in Lucy! I love hearing their happy endings, but I have the harsh life the mus have lived before hand. And I'm so glad you met Ms. Mayzie! She's super wonderful :o)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Hi Winnie!! Your walk sounds great! Meeting new friends is always a bonus. We hope next time you get a picture of Lucy! The ducks were beautiful. My mom loves them too. I really don't care one way or the other. All I know is they are in the water and I don't like water! We will visit Mayzie today. She is a wonderful dog and her family is very nice! Lots of love, Holly and mom

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi Winnie, you had a very nice walk and met a new furiend. Lucy sounds like she had a tough time for a while there, but now is with a great family.

We are excited for Mayzie's blogaversary too - what a great way to celebrate.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

We hope you get to see Lucy again and play with her! As for Mayzie, we know her! Virtually, anyway... She's an awesome doggie!

Kristine said...

That's funny you are so disinterested in the ducks. My dog Shiva is obsessed with them. She is determined to catch one for her very own one day. We shall see about that.

Glad you got to meet a new friend. She sounds like she's a lot of fun.

scotsmad said...

Sounds like Lucy has an interesting heritage! We'd love to see her. SHE used to have a deerhound X that looked like a black greyhound with pricked ears!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Can't believe you didn't want to chase the ducks.

Anonymous said...

We could leave the ducks too. Glad you met a new friend and we'll stop by tomorrow to visit Mazie

houndstooth said...

Winnie, it looks like a lovely place to walk to me! Mom said a Saluki used to live down the street from us and that she believes that they might even be more spoiled and snooty than we Greyhounds. I do hope you get to meet her again!


Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

so much fun making new friends, especially when they are different from us!

Benny and Lily said...

new friends are great except if they steal our toys
Benny & Lily

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Winnie, I am so happy you have a new friend - and so happy, your new friend Lucy has a wonderful home!

Your pal, Pip

Lorenza said...

Hi, Winnie!
Happy walkie, watching duckies and meeting Lucy!
Glad she has a lovely home now!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Lavi said...

Glad to know you made a new friend. Do show us a picture next time.

curator said...

Wait Winnie, ducks are so cute and fab! Ducklings especially... now i'll go say hi to Mayzie.

Pup Fan said...

Aw, I'm a sucker for ducks. I think they're cute!