Thursday, December 29, 2011


At first this had me puzzled.  The still photos made Lily look like a sculpture.  I checked Snopes, but could find nothing there.  So I googled ‘Lily and Maddison’, and found that several British newspapers had this to say:

“Meet the blind Great Dane in need of a home (but you'll need to make space for HER huge guide dog).  Maddison will lead and Lily will walk nearly touching her so she knows where to go. It’s lovely to watch. Maddison is always looking out for her”

“Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last five years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been 
her sight. The two are, of course, inseparable.”

Then the newspapers reported the following:

“Anne Williams, 52, and her husband Len, 53, a retired fireman, fell in love with the dogs when they read about them in the Mail and their offer was accepted by the trust."

"Mrs Williams, a business manager for an insurance company, said: ‘We've always had two dogs together, I like them to have company and so taking on two of them wasn't a daunting prospect.  'My daughter moved out five months ago, taking her two English setters with her, so the house has felt a little quiet without them.’”

Finally, I found a video of the two dogs, and if that’s a sculpture, it sure moves pretty fast!
Humor --

~  Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?

~  There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

~  There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 a.m.… It could be the right number.

~  No one ever says, “It's only a game” when their team is winning.


  1. Today's title threw me for a loss--my two youngest great-granddaughters are named Lily and Maddison!

  2. Feed them healthy foods and then there won't be anything rotten in the state of Dane-mark.

  3. i will look for the video. sweet story!