April 12th 2017:
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that our sweet Daisy girl passed over the rainbow bridge on Saturday, March 11th.
Daisy had been having some significant health concerns since the beginning of this year. On Thursday, March 9th, she seemed to take a turn for the worse. We had a long visit with our vet the next day and left with some medicine, but little hope for her to bounce back. On Saturday, March 11th, it became clear that it was time for us to let her go. That was by far, the *hardest* decision we've ever had to make. She was just a couple months shy of 12 years old when we had to say goodbye.
We first met Daisy on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014. She came to us as a foster through GRRoW. She was so timid and uncertain when she entered our home, it was heartbreaking to see. But we knew within moments of meeting her that we would do whatever it took to make her a permanent member of our family! Thankfully, it wasn't long before she made herself right at home and got comfortable with us!
She came to us already trained, knowing how to sit, lay down, stay, shake, and back up. She was completely blind, but got around well by using her nose and front paws to "feel" her way. She rarely barked, she didn't counter surf, and she never tried to bite us. How did we get so lucky to have such a well-behaved first dog?!
She loved Brian and I so completely unconditionally, we almost felt we didn't deserve it. She was happy to lay by Brian on the couch and nap with him after he had a long day at work. She was my constant companion as I dealt with the nausea, pain and discomfort, and exhaustion that came during my pregnancy with Roxy. We were so thankful to be able to take her to Door County to pamper her a bit before Roxy's arrival.
For all of the unconditional love she gave us, we did our best to return the gesture, and give her all of the veterinary care she needed. She truly kept us on our toes with her cutaneous histiocytosis (sebaceous cysts), indolent ulcers on both of her eyes, and colitis. We don't regret a single penny that we spent on her care!
The love that she had for our daughter Roxy was far more than I ever expected of her. She was so patient, so tolerant, so gentle, so curious, and so sweet. Those two girls had a remarkable bond, they were best friends! We are truly so grateful that Roxy got to spend her first few years of life with such an amazing soul.
We were blessed to have Daisy in our family for 1,139 days. She was our constant shadow and the perfect companion. No other dog will ever compare to our Daisy girl, our D-Dog.
March 9th 2016:
Daisy is doing very well! She's had a few health issues since we got her, but she continues to truck along. We just love her! She is such a sweet soul and she's really brought so much joy to our family. We found out we were pregnant shortly after we got her and thankfully, she does fantastic with our 13 month old daughter! They're definitely buddies! We of course included her in our family photos recently!
Thanks so much for checking in with us! We're truly so thankful to GRRoW for bringing Daisy into our lives. We couldn't ask for a better dog!