Saturday, January 08, 2011

Camera Critters #144 & Pet Pride - Misty and Katy, New Zealand - January 8, 2011

Many years ago, I did a wonderful cruise from Sydney, Australia to Auckland,
New Zealand.  By chance, I met Daryl McSkimming, an agricultural inspector from
New Zealand on the ship and we have been friends ever since ( sevnteen years now! ). 
What was so nice is that, when the ship got to Christchurch, after taking care of some
business, Daryl came back and picked up a friend and me, then took us sightseeing
and over to his house to meet his dog, Misty, before returning us to the ship and
saying farewell.  Twice, he's visited San Francisco, to inspect California grapes 
New Zealand was importing so we have seen each other over the years.  Just before
Christmas, he suprised me with a phone call!  I am so blessed to have him for a friend. 
I do hope, someday, to get to New Zealand again, to see him and to meet his wife, Rachael.

At any rate, I was going through some photos and came across this sweet picture of his
dog that I met back then, Misty, and Katy, his parent's dog.  I thought I'd put it on
"Camera Critters."

I am partcipating in Camera Critters and Pet Pride.
Check out both sites and join in the fun.


  1. Oh, a West Highland White Terrier and a Golden Retriever. Two of my favorite dog breeds. What a lovely photo, Carmen. Yes, it sounds like you found a good friend.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. I've spent some time in Australia (mostly Tasmania) but very much want to go to New Zealand.

  3. awww my goldie always smiles

  4. Lovely happy dogs! It's great to have such friends! :)

  5. Anonymous10:39 PM

    What adorable dogs!

  6. it's great to have friends from all over who keep in touch. Misty and Katy are beautiful!

  7. awww so adorable, they are smiling!

  8. what a pair, they are so cute!

  9. They are adorable, Carmen! We would love to have a dog, but too many other members are allergic..

  10. Hi, Carmen!
    Your pups are so cute and adorable. Nice shot.

    I am visiting you back. One time I accidentally deleted a comment and unfortunately, I couldn't remember who that came from. It just happen sometimes.
    Have a great week.

  11. They are both adorable dogs. Wonderful photo.

  12. Nice shot! I was in NZ in 2009 and fell in love with its beauty and found the Kiwis to be most hospitable! Thanks for bringing back good memories!