29 April 2008

Ginny

We welcome Jane and Neil with Ginny and Mary to the blog

Ginny is my second bedlington. She was one when we got her, she is now three. My husband Neil and I saw her advertised in the paper.The man who sold her to us used her for hunting and I don't think she lived up to his expectations. She lived in a kennel with two other older bedlingtons and we think she was bullied. She was (and still is) a little timid. She did not like men at all in the beginning but now she is fine with most visitors. We had to get all her hair cut off when we brought her home as she had been lying in wet blankets for I don't know how long. The skin on her back end was in a terrible mess. To this day she will not step out in the rain, and she absolutely loves the fire and will lie in front of it for ages. We had an old cat (Toby) when we brought Ginny home and we just kept them separate for a week or so and they were fine together. Sadly Toby died of old age. We then got a new kitten (Mary) and Ginny absolutely loves her, they get on great. Ginny is a lovely dog considering what she had been through in her earlier life she has turned into the most loving companion, she is very special to us..
Jane
What a lovely story and this photo just says everything, again this great photo would make another fantastic entry for the BTA calendar competition.



12 comments:

matthew@seaofironbedlingtons said...

that story reminds me a bit about our late skye.
where did ginny originally live??
ginny would have been a good name for the kitten!

mw

Sue & Liza said...

Ginny sounds wonderful! She's so lucky to have you both, and to have a much happier life now. Love the photo with the little kitten!

ed and rebecca said...

Ralphie says, " Hi Ginny, how did you get so close to a cat? They always run away from me!"

e.tuck said...

What a great photo and a lovely tale with a happy ending ( or should that be 'tail' - with a happy endig.

Tricia said...

Ginny sound wonderful. She is lucky that you found her.....love the kitten too. My 4 bedlies have a cat & they all get along great.

patricia said...

Larry says, that reminds me of my friend, mum and dad rescued sadly she was poisened, and died, but she had a lovely few hours with us.

Marie said...

Ginny lives in Fife, so we have another bedlie from bonnie Scotland to read about :-)

Welcome to the blog Ginny and Mary.

Tina W said...

Welcome to the blog and look forward to hearing and seeing more of Ginny and Mary(think that's a great name for the cat)

big mo said...

Helo Jane and Niel Ginny and Mary. great picture. keep them coming.

jane said...

Ginny,Wee Mary,Jane and Neil say thankyou for all the lovely comments.Ginny and Wee Mary are a joy in our life.We will send in some more pictures soon of what the pair have been up to. thankyou all Jane.

Marie said...

Good to see you managed to get onto the blog Jane.
Keep the pics coming :-)

Louise said...

What a cute photo.... great to see the some cats and dogs like each other.