Then and Now: Daisy Turns One

The day we found Daisy and took her home to my mum’s place, after a big feed she napped under the lemon tree in the backyard. To this day whenever we visit mum Daisy likes to sit under that tree, and last time we were there I took some pictures. It’s amazing looking at photos of Daisy in the same spot 8 months on. My, how she’s grown!

Under the tree, December 2011.

Under the tree, August 2012.

Daisy Delilah, December 2011.

Daisy Delilah, August 2012.

When we first found Daisy, the vet estimated she was around 4 months old. We found her on December 26 so we’ve decided to celebrate her birthday on August 26, which is tomorrow!

When we adopted Daisy she had a nasty case of pneumonia, fleas, worms and mites. She was severely underweight, extremely timid and very wary of people. Today, Daisy is a completely different dog. She’s strong and healthy and happy. Those droopy little ears perked up within a couple of days of her coming home with us and they haven’t drooped once since!

Though we are still fighting the mites (they are very almost gone now but it’s been a saga!) and she’s still afraid of strangers, Daisy has come such a long way since joining our family. Dear Daisy is such a sweet and affectionate girl. She thinks she is a lap dog and insists on lying all over us. She’s very playful and we’ve lost many shoes this year (and our two cats have been rather traumatised!) She doesn’t like squeaky toys but loves playing tug of war and is obsessed with chasing the vacuum cleaner. She likes sneaking hot chips and pieces of cheese. She is bestest friends with Molly and whenever we visit my mum they are utterly insperable. She is the spottiest, silliest, snuggliest, smelliest dog there is!

We will never know what awful things happened to Daisy at the beginning of her life, but we do know that she will never be cold, hungry or lonely again. We truly believe that she understands we rescued her and is grateful for it, and in turn we are so thankful for all the joy that Daisy has bought to our lives. She has completed our little family and stolen our hearts.

So Happy Birthday, Miss Daisy! We love you.

Katie x

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26 Responses to “Then and Now: Daisy Turns One”

  1. Petit Pixel August 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Awww so adorable!! She is a lucky dog to have found you guys :) She sounds very similar to our dog when we first got him from the RSPCA…very untrusting and withdrawn (with a bad case of dandruff!). We hate to think what happened to these little creatures before they came into our lives…it’s amazing to see what unconditional love can achieve. Happy Birthday Daisy D! (from Tania & Luke :)

  2. deerdonna August 25, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    so cute! i got confused because under the first photo it says december 2012 and i had to look at my calendar to think “hang on, its not december 2012 yet!!” hahahaha

    but now i get it…. dec 2011 :P

    shes gorgeous. isnt it amazing how her ears pricked up? gorgeous!!!

    • Katie
      Katie August 28, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      Oops! Fixed now. Thanks Donna! Oh, I love those giant ears SO much! :)

  3. Zoe August 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    She’s so gorgeous! You got so lucky finding her. Happy Birthday Daisy!!

  4. Tamara Lynn Photography August 26, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    There’s nothing more special than the bond of pet you rescue. She has the same bday as my husband, Happy Birthday Daisy!

    • Katie
      Katie August 28, 2012 at 10:02 am #

      And Happy Birthday to your husband! x

  5. Shirley August 26, 2012 at 5:11 am #

    Rescued animals have so much love to give …. I am sure Daisy knows every day how much she is loved and adored. May she continue to bless both your lives, xxx

  6. Hopskipandjump August 26, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    Happy Birthday Daisy! It’s so heartwarming to hear your story and am very glad for Daisy that you found her when you did

  7. Teresa August 26, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    Happy Birthday Daisy! You’re such an adorable pooch. I hope there are many belly rubs and sneaky pieces of cheese on your special day.

    xo

  8. robbie August 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Happy Birthday, Daisy! <3

  9. shannon August 26, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Happy birthday to Daisy! She’s a sweetie.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  10. Jessica August 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Happy birthday Daisy! What a cutie.

  11. Kelly August 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    happy birthday daisy dog! you sure are cute!

  12. Felicia August 27, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    Aww how cute, Happy Birthday Daisy!

  13. alana August 27, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

    What a sweetheart!

    I just found your lovely blog by coincidence, and by even further coincidence, it’s my dog’s birthday on August 26 as well! Happy birthday Daisy :)

    • Reuben
      Reuben August 28, 2012 at 10:03 am #

      Happy Birthday to your puppa too Alana! :)

  14. katie August 27, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    My goodness, she has grown! She looks so happy and healthy. Happy Birthday little puppa!

  15. Sarah @ Chantille Fleur August 28, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    What a lovely story! Daisy is a very lucky girl. I would like to do dog rescue one day maybe, I know rescuers would see some heartbreaking things, but it would also be so rewarding to rehabilitate a dog and see them go to a loving, forever home.
    Good on you for keeping Daisy and putting in the time and effort to properly care for her, she looks like a much loved pooch!

    Sarah xx

    • Katie
      Katie August 28, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      I have SO much respect for the people who work at the RSPCA. It’s such an important job but I know I couldn’t do it – seeing all those animals suffering would just shatter me (plus I’d want to take them ALL home!) But saving those little lives and seeing animals get a second chance would be so very, very rewarding! x

  16. Juliana August 29, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    How cute is Daysi!
    Congratulations for Daysi, and for you too!! It’s so nice to see people that loves animals, and take good care of them! My faith in humanity is restored every time I see actions like this!
    =D

  17. Juliana August 29, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    How cute is Daisy!
    Congratulations for Daisy, and for you too!! It’s so nice to see people that loves animals, and take good care of them! My faith in humanity is restored every time I see actions like this!
    =D

  18. Megan September 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    She is absolutely adorable! And I lover her little emotive face, so cute! Happy birthday little Daisy

  19. Lyndall September 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Aw, happy birthday to Daisy! She looks like the sweetest dog ever, and I love seeing the photos you post of her. I bet she has so much fun being a part of your little family :)

  20. MoMo September 11, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Happy Be-lated Birthday to Daisy! She has grown into such a beautiful dog. The little spots all over her remind me of my dog. I’m sure they would be “besties”. Haha.

  21. Miss Piggy September 14, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    Daisy is SO lucky to have found you – such kind souls. It breaks my heart to think of the terrors people inflict on animals for no good reason. Loving your blog by the way!

  22. Catarina September 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    This post made me cry! What a beautiful story to go with an even more beautiful dog!! I’ve already got two gorgeous kittens and am trawling the Pet Rescue app every day, looking at all the dogs and cats that need a home. We’re just waiting for my hubby to get a permanent base in Sydney before we commit to a new pup. Meanwhile, I’m happy to have discovered Daisy and your blog. Keep the pics coming!

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