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Saturday, March 15, 2014

LilyLove


A few weeks back, I went over to my friend Terry Golson's house for a visit, and to congratulate her on the publication of The Farmstead Egg Guide & Cookbook. I love to hang out at Terry's house. Her kitchen always smells of fresh baked treats, and she makes a great cup of coffee.    

Marky loves to visit, too, but Terry's dog Lily stresses him out a bit.  
Because Lily adores Marky.

On this visit, Lily adored him even more than usual.
You know how girls can be a little scary sometimes.

Marky attempted a few subtle cues, but nothing he did could change the way she feels about him.
Lily was happy to gaze at Marky from either end. 

  After coffee, we went out back to see Terry's critters.
Marky seemed relieved to have a little distance between himself and Lily, 

But soon she found him.

Pip and Caper lured Terry into their yard and put her to work
scratching butts and giving kisses. 

I, of course, made a beeline for the henhouse, 
to visit with Terry's lovely ladies.

Marky's nose caught the scent of Phoebe, 
the long-eared member of Terry's flock. 

He set off on a bunny hunt.

And Lily set off on a Marky-hunt.


Find Marky in this picture.  (click to enlarge)

By the end of our visit, Marky seemed to be coming to terms with Lily's passionate attention.  
 Because love really isn't the worst thing that can happen. 

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Win Terry's Book!  
This post is part of Terry's official Blog Tour to celebrate the publication of 
The Farmstead Egg Guide and Cookbook!  
Please leave a comment below (with your email address) in order to win, 
then head over to Terry's blog at Hencam.com  to find out more about Terry and her animals, and for a list of awesome blogs on the tour! 



41 comments:

  1. Both of you always tell an engaging story. Wendy 1winky@comcast.net

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  2. You have Scooter to thank for Lily accepting Marky so well. Have Angel and Scooter ever met and how does Marky get along with Scooter when he isn't wrapped up in a blanket in this cold weather.
    Kit kitmarlowescot2@aol.com

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  3. A lovely and moving story - Marky - you are my hero!

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  4. What a sweet story! Love...

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  5. Chickens and puppies and goats, oh, my! And a bunny. Love the way you've captured their sweet faces, Lauren, Blessings - - Judy lift.jgill@gmail.com in Whittier, California

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  6. Oh, being so lovable can be so difficult. ;)


    bldrnrpdx (at) ay oh ell [dot] com

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  7. I would never have known that Marky had such a serious side! Good for Miss Lily for never giving up and reminding us that love always wins in the end.

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  8. Cute! Love the photos! srosedahl @ yahoo

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  9. I follow both your and Terry's blog, and I especially love seeing Lily and Marky together!

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  10. Until I saw Lily& Marky together, I hadn't realized how long Marky's legs are. For some reason, I just pictured him Corgi height !

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  11. I just love that last photo, cute doesn't even go far enough!

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  12. I love both of your blogs - so much fun and personality. It has been a treat to see "blogs collide" so to speak!

    Natalie npebishop at gmail. com

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  13. Marky just as that animal magnetism! I love that you caught Lily with all fours off the ground. So cute.

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  14. I love it! The expressions on those dog's faces are priceless!

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  15. A doggie rom-com. I love it!

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  16. Marky only has eyes for you, Lauren! So cute...

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  17. Oh, how I don't miss those snow blown paths. Moved to TN from MA 6 mths. ago and the weather has been so much kinder.

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  18. Can't believe all the snow on the ground. It's in the 60's and raining in Louisiana! Thanks for sharing your knowledge about your ladies!
    Pam
    bayoublanchard@cox.net

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  19. Oh Marky! Love is grand! theweebug@gmail.com

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  20. Just adorable! semeland@verizon.net

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  21. You could easily lose Marky in the snow. Fun give away susanotto11@gmail.com

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  22. Oh what fun it is to visit with you, Marky, Terry and her critters, and to try for the chance to win her new cookbook! I checked it out on line and it looks like a keeper to be sure!

    Lynda ~ pixilated@att.net

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  23. Thank you for the sweet pictures and story.
    You have a wonderful gift.

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  24. What a cute story! Love the pictures.

    One of my dogs, Tucker, adores his older brother Jasper (all three of mine are mutts adopted through rescue organizations). Sometimes Tucker is just a little too much in Jasper's face and he requests a bit of space. Tucker's favorite thing is to lay real close to Jasper or Lilah (our other dog) and use his sibling as a pillow.

    --Woofs (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  25. What great photos!
    And the snow :-O
    C xx

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  26. I love all of this, but lordy I've never seen such SNOW!! I can envision my eight bunnies, seven chickens, three cats, and the ghost of our dearly departed black Lab romping with Marky, Lily and all the other sweet furred and feathered ones in those crazy snow paths. Can I come visit? viajuana@frontiernet.net

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  27. Markey just becomes the focus of intense adoration everywhere! First the Nugget was smitten with him, and now Lily. Well, at least she's of the same species, eh? He is a very patient guy.

    Lauren - how is Dorrie's injured beak healing? Is Lil' White still in isolation? I've only heard a few B'ups and woofs across the pipeline field, but Bill & I always smile and say "Hi Markey!" back in your general direction.

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  28. Lily is hysterical! Loved this story!

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  29. Thank you for sharing the Lily-Marky love ❤ - and for giving us an opportunity to win a copy of Terry Golson's beautiful new book! I am crossing my fingers and toes - at hcsweetpea@aol.com!

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  30. Thanks for sharing a great story. Love 'em all. jrhnutmeg@yahoo.com

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  31. Nice story, just found your blog off Terry ... love it! ninabirtles@yahoo.com.au

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  32. So much snow! But I found Markey...It was 80 deg. here yesterday; we are in desperate need of more rain, but I don't think it will happen this year. I love the warmth and our Northern California climate, but this winter didn't give us the normal storms. Can you please share just a little snow! ssurburg@comcast.net

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  33. Marky should have Lily over for a slumber party. They can stay up all night and do each other's hair! romarambles@gmail.com

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  34. You always have the cutest stories to share! Love it!

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  35. very cute. but, where is Jailbirds part 3? :)

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  36. I love your blog! I've added you to my reads after reading your recent posts. (I came over from Chickens in the Road.) I really enjoy your chicken stories. I don't have any yet, but the next place we move to I will be starting my own flock. (I can't wait!!)

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  37. I think you & Marky need to come and visit New Mexico, where there's no snow! The cookbook looks fantastic. I'd love to win one, 'cause our ladies are laying up a storm and I don't know what to do with all the eggs.

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  38. This looks like a wonderful book - we moved to a ranch with 16 chickens...I am learning but need to learn more. We also have way more eggs than we know what to do with! thanks!

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  39. Phoebe is so beautiful! It looks like your entire hand could disappear in that plush fur of hers. ~ Cheryl Elliot

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