Saturday, August 16

My New Favorite Movie Actress


May I introduce you to my new friend? You may have seen her before - if you viewed the movie "Eight Below". Her name was Jasmine then, and she was called Maya in the movie. Now, her name is Strega, which means sorceress in Italian.

Some friends of mr. kenju were visiting from Texas on Tuesday, and Strega is now their dog. The man who bought her from the trainer had to let her go due to some family problems, and our friends took her in. She's a wonderful dog and we really enjoyed meeting her. She was a wee bit tired of spending so much time cooped up in a car, but a walk around my yard and the freedom to run around helped a lot.

We couldn't let her in the house for 3 reasons: Storm, Eclipse and the fleas! But she was happy on the deck and for a minute I thought she was going to jump in the pool, but she thought better of it. She stuck her nose into the thick ivy growing on the fence and then sneezed and coughed for five minutes. I think it was pollen! We were sorry to see her leave.

26 comments:

Star said...

Did you get a pawtograph? What a beautiful dog. i did not see the movie. was it the one about the sled dogs? Strange to think that n Alaskan sled dog actually resides in Texas. That's Hollywood for you.

rennratt said...

What a beautiful dog.

She looks a LOT like my Equinox (RIP). I had to look twice, just to make sure.

Farrago said...

That movie played on a plane I flew on a while back. I wasn't interested in watching a movie at that moment, so I didn't put the headphones on. Even without sound I cried like a baby at certain parts.

Stoopid movies!

Mahala said...

How cool is that? A real celebrity :)

tiff said...

'pawtograph' That's excellent.

What a gorgeous dog!!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Strega is beautiful! I love dogs, so much better than people!

Bear Naked said...

She is beautiful.
What a face!
She looks so intelligent but with a playful, happy side to her.

Bear((( )))

utenzi said...

She changed her name? Man, even the dogs go Hollywood when they get famous.

rosemary said...

She is beautiful.....I did see the movie. she is quite the actress.

R. Sherman said...

Judy, I had a major nostalgia fit when seeing this photo. Before I got married, I had a malmut mix I named "Druschka," Russian for "friend."

I miss that dog.

Cheers.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

she's beautiful!!

Ginnie said...

She's a beauty. I'll have to look for her in the movie you recommended.

Kay Dennison said...

She is magnificent!!!!!!! The Envelope please!!!!!!!!!!

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

NICE DOGGEEEE!!

Shephard said...

She's beautiful. If I had a doggie, it would be big and fluffy I think.
~S

whimsical brainpan said...

What a beauty!

Dianne said...

she's really something!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Whatever the name, she is a swell-looking dog.

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Oh, she is gorgeous!

Beverly said...

OH, wow...a movie star! That was agreat movie. She was a wonderful actress.

CAROLYN said...

She's beautiful! I have Eight Below on tape but haven't seen it yet. This will make it more special :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sweet Sweet Doggie, Judy! And that is a great picture! I have not seen that film, but I will look for it.

Sorry I haven't been around....The amount of time needed for my committment to "viewing" stuff for The Emmy's was a lot more than I realized, till the DVD's arrived...
I signed up for SIX Panels, which was probsbly more than I should have signed up for given the lemgth of some the things I need to watch. Anyway...I should be finished in a few more days...I hope. (lol)

Retired Grandma said...

We just met Strega at I Hop in Kyle,Texas. We didn't get the owner's names except the gentleman from Rhode Island called the lady from North Carolona, Sally.
Strega is a service dog and very beautiful and friendly. We enjoyed talking to this interesting couple and meeting a famous dog.

Retired Grandma said...

We just met Strega at I Hop in Kyle,Texas. We didn't get the owner's names except the gentleman from Rhode Island called the lady from North Carolona, Sally.
Strega is a service dog and very beautiful and friendly. We enjoyed talking to this interesting couple and meeting a famous dog.

kenju said...

Nice to hear from you, Retired Grandma. We have not seen Don, Sallye or Strega since this pic was made. It was a surprise to get a comment after so long.

Retired Grandma said...

I too was amazed to find your blog and hoped to learn more about this nice couple and Strega.