Penny and Roo

After we brought Casey home we needed to find a vet.  Several people recommend good ones close to home.  A co-worker of my husband suggested we try the vet she uses.  It was not close to us but she said they are worth the drive.  I called to make an appointment.  I was pleased with the way they handled the call and me! 😉  Being a first time pet owner, as an adult, I had a lot of questions.  They were extremely patient with me.  For which I was grateful!  Since the first phone call we, Casey, Dallas and their humans, have become very comfortable with the staff at Duluth Animal Hospital.

Not only the staff but some of their own pets.  Yes, they are allowed and seemingly encouraged to bring their pets to work.  There are two pets that have recently become celebrities in their own right.  Let me introduce you to Penny the Silkie chicken and Roo the Chihuahua.

Roo is happy to share his bed with Penny!

Roo is happy to share his bed with Penny!

Here is a link where you can read about their story.  I will tell you a little bit about my experience with them.  I have to admit I have never been a fan of the Chihuahua’s.  My Aunt had one when I was a young girl.  That dog was mean!  So I associated the nastiness with the whole breed.  Not fair, I know.  Well, then I met Roo.  He begs to be picked up, when you do he snuggles in and wiggles about to find just the right spot in your arms.  He looks at you with those beautiful eyes and you just melt.  You can’t help but fall in love with him!

Penny walks around making sure everything is in order!  She loves when people come in to see her.  She is so soft and does not seem to mind being petted by young and old a like.  She tolerates people like me introducing her to their animals.  Casey was not real sure what to do with Penny.  She sniffed her feathers.  Penny clucked…not sure it was a “cluck” per-say but it was a noise Casey had never heard before!  Casey just watched her and Penny went about her day as usual.

Fun in the snow!

Fun in the snow!

This was taken when Atlanta had the snow and ice storm.  Just two friends checking out the white stuff.  Thankfully Roo did not get stuck.  If he had I have no doubt Penny would have pushed him out of the snow drift!

Penny checking to see if Roo is feeling better.

Penny checking to see if Roo is feeling better.

Here you can see how much they care for each other.  Roo was sick last week.  Penny is, well, behaving like a mother hen and making sure he is okay! 🙂  What a beautiful friendship these two have with each other.  I find it so cool I can witness this first hand every time we visit the vets office.  Which…by the way…is tomorrow!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thesalemgarden
    Mar 20, 2014 @ 16:37:00

    their adorable! I think you’d be a wonderful chicken mama Joy, just saying!


  2. Shari
    Mar 25, 2014 @ 18:03:34

    Your chicken is so beautiful! How great that the 2 get along so well together. Such a surprising photo of a chicken and dog walking together in the snow. So cute! We have chickens too, a barred rock, 2 Americanas, and a Buff Orpington. The heat here in Arizona has been hard on them. We have lost 3 because of it. Now they have their own little air conditioner in the coop, though, in hopes that will help.


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