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.