Border Collie/Basenji
Picture of Daisy, a female Border Collie/Basenji

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Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Daisy Duke, Duke, Dukes, Pukes, Puker, Poops, Pooper, Poop Factory, Cutie, Cutie Patootie, Crazy Daisy, Puppa

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-mutt-deaf -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
January 26th 2002

March 26th 1996

Having a toy in her mouth at all times, staring out the window watching for something to walk, run or drive by so she can whine and put a toy in her mouth, rubbing herself on every couch, chair and carpet in the house after eating, drinking or bathing.

When Onyx steals the toy from her mouth, when we can't get to where we are going fast enough, or seeing another dog (growwwwl!)

Favorite Toy:
Any toy that fits in her mouth, but favors fleecy balls.

Favorite Food:
This dog is not picky - she will eat lint off the floor if she finds it before you do.

Favorite Walk:
One that doesn't take too long to drive to!

Best Tricks:
Catching balls in mid-air, rolling over, crawling, and constantly moving!

Arrival Story:
We wanted to have a second dog, so during a time in which I was unemployed for some time and home during the day, we decided that was the best time in which to adopt and train a dog. We checked out our local rescue/foster organization's website and saw many dogs we liked so we decided to go meet a few. We went to the foster org's adoption evening at a local pet store one afternoon. On the way into the store, we saw a person walking out with the cutest looking RCA dog. We got into the store and talked with the foster organizers and decided to complete the paperwork beforehand, that way when we did find a dog, either that night or some other, we could just take them home right away. While filling out the paperwork, we saw the RCA dog come back in - oh she must be up for adoption! We had thought she was a customer's dog and they were leaving, but turns out just out on a potty break. Anyway, she seemed to want to go back outside and not be in the store...and that is how my other dog acts when in a store (too stimulating) and she is a great dog, so we thought maybe she would be a great dog too. Well she is now but boy did we have our work cut out for us at first, and we still have one major struggle with her - she is dog aggressive. Not towards our other dog, thankfully, but every other dog in the world. Sigh. She was 5 or 6 years old when we adopted her. Her backstory is somewhat vague - apparently she was 1 of 2 family dogs. The other dog developed aggressive cancer and either died or was euthanized. We were told that Daisy then became very demanding of the family's attention and acting out badly. When we got her she was in a foster setting, but that person was unable to deal with her much longer and she would be going to the pound. Well she was a challenge. The first full day we had her, she jumped our privacy fence and ran away. How she did not get hit by a car was a complete act of God. We lived on a busy road at the time and then she ran about 2 miles away before we caught up with her. She did this several times in the first few months we had her. She would continually get into our garbage in the kitchen and make huge messes and eat things she shouldn't be eating. And she was dog aggressive to all dogs, except ours. That is the only thing we have not been able to get her to stop doing. She no longer runs away or gets into the trash, or anything else bad. She is a great dog in the house and listens to every word you say. She is more obedient than my other dog! Except when it comes to other dogs. Sigh. We have to warn people with loose dogs all the time to not let their dog come up to her as she will snap at them. I really want to tell them to put their dog on a leash since it is the law! However, we always get the dirty looks because our dog starts getting aggressive when she sees another dog. We keep her on a leash at all times, no exceptions, and we keep her far away from other dogs now that we know she is this way, but it still amazes us how many people don't leash their dogs in public, and how many more don't listen to our warning and then when their loose dog comes up to Daisy and she snaps at them, we get the dirty looks and comments. I really wish she wasn't that way and we work hard every day on it and we have seen huge improvements since we first got her, however, she still has that aggression in there. She is the sweetest, most loving dog with people though. She absolutely loves her family and is always alert to what we are doing, follows me around the house all day, and comes to greet you as soon as you roll over in bed in the morning. She gets so excited when someone gets home and runs to the other person with a toy in her mouth and tail a waggin' to let them know - hey! Someone's home!!! She makes us laugh and we love her!

On November 5, 2011, her sister Onyx passed. It was a difficult time for all of us. Daisy was mourning but she still managed to comfort me. Onyx used to sleep on the bed and Daisy slept on a big cushion next to the bed, and every once in a while she would sleep on the bed as well. The first night that Onyx wasn't there, Daisy hopped up on the bed, curled up next to me and did that every night thereafter till the day she passed. I am so grateful to her for that because Onyx had slept with me for 16 years and the few nights I spent out of town without her, I was unable to sleep. I still have trouble sleeping, especially now that has Daisy has passed as well. Daisy as stated above was always dog aggressive, but a few months after Onyx passed she seemed very interested in some of the dogs we encountered. I knew Daisy's time on earth would be ending soon and I didn't think I could live without a dog and she seemed to indicate that she wanted a doggie friend as well so we went to the shelter and met several dogs. Quite a few dogs. Either Daisy wanted to kill them or they wanted to kill her. Then there was "Angel", a small red miniature pinscher. There was no reaction from either of them. The walk and the butt smelling went very well so we took Angel home and renamed her Ruby. Daisy was always very good with Ruby and Ruby with Daisy. It was truly unbelievable. We thought, "well Daisy's old, she just doesn't have it in her anymore to go after another dog." Um, no. She still became aggressive with dogs, just not with Ruby. As time went on, Ruby would sleep closer and closer to Daisy. When Daisy started having difficulty with life, Ruby knew. Daisy told us it was time and we brought Ruby with us to say goodbye to Daisy. That was something that Daisy didn't get to do with Onyx and it was very difficult for Daisy because of that. Ruby understood what was happening and she mourned for a while but handled Daisy's passing better than Daisy handled Onyx's passing. I need to make a Ruby page as we've had her almost 3 years now. I am so thankful that Daisy made a new friend because having Ruby saved me after Daisy died as much as Daisy saved me after Onyx died. I love you Daisy!

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