Likes: She loves running. She could run all day if given the opportuntiy. She also loves wearing clothes and is a complete snuggler.
Pet-Peeves: She doesn't like cats. She's deathly afraid of them. She won't go to sleep until I assure her that the kitties aren't going to come for her.
Favorite Toy: She loves her green squeak toy, her purple blankie, and humans, of course.
Favorite Walk: She loves walking at the nearby park. There's plenty of friendly dogs to visit with, and she can have people tell her how cute she is, which makes her day.
Best Tricks: Daisy's still being trained in tricks, but she currently knows sit, down, come, and beg. I'm in the process of teaching her to roll over. She's very good at standing up on her hind legs and LOVES posing for pictures.
Arrival Story: To explain how we got Daisy, I'd have to tell the story of another Min Pin named Lilly. This one Min Pin kept on following my dad at his work site where he was making fences. She was trying to play with him and just wouldn't leave him alone. He called my mom and me and asked if we wanted her. Being the animal lovers that we are, we decided to come down and check her out, since we do at least try to report strays to the Human Society every time we see them so they can find their owner or get a good home. When we saw this dog, she was extremely thin and desperately needed food. She jumped into our van (literally!) and just looked at us that said, "Well, what are you waiting for? Let's go home!" We took her to the vet, originally planning on putting her up for adoption after we got her checked out. Of course, after being with her for several days, we decided not to put her up for adoption, since she was such a sweety-pie. However, tragedy struck. She had a diaphragmated hernia, which caused all of her small intestines and stomach to move up into her chest, therefore not allowing her to breath very well. It would soon suffocate her. After having Lilly for five days, we had her operated on. She died on the operating table after her lungs filled with water. We were crushed.
Lilly made us grow attached to the Miniature Pinscher breed. Although we knew we could never replace Lilly, and didn't want to, we started considering adopting a Min Pin. After being on a waiting list for a Min Pin quite a while with a breeder, Daisy was finally born and we met her for the first time. She gave me this look that said, "Are you going to take me home with you?" I was attached instantly. The breeder let us have a little purple blanket for her. Daisy still sleeps with her purple blankie to this day. :)
Bio: Daisy's name is a tribute to the former Min Pin, Lilly. We wanted another flower name that would somewhat match Lilly's.
Daisy's a total goofball. She can run like crazy. She absolutely loves the spring time when there's a lot of rain. Playing in the puddles is one of her favorite things to do. Don't let her sportiness fool you, though! She's quite the little princess when she wants to be. She loves dressing up and even modeled in New York City. :) After a long day at play, she loves to curl up on the couch and watch TV.
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! We were told we were going to get some weather system from the Arctic today and boy were they right! When I woke up this morning, I wanted to go outside and play at sunrise as I always do. I barely set a paw outside before I sprinted back inside. Woooah! I was about to freeze my little butt off.
Mom says that it was -13 degrees this morning. It's been staying between -10 and 3 degrees most of the day. It warmed up to 3 degrees a few hours ago (Ha! 3 degrees is a warm up?). I asked Mom if it was going to snow tonight, since our snow yesterday didn't even stick to the ground. Mom told me that our snow is supposed to be like yesterdays, but I'm still hoping!
I'm crossing my paws that it snows tonight and that we'll get snow for Christmas. Everypup keep your paws crossed, okay?
Well, Christmas is only eleven days away and I've tried to be a very good pup. I think I've been a good girl, but Mom always reminds me of that time when I thought Grandma's phone was a chew toy... Apparently Santa Paws doesn't care!
I was super excited when Mom put my sweater on. I knew it meant I was going to go some place fun. Charlie and I hopped into the car and we went off to one of my favorite places: PetsMart!
After walking in the store with Charlie, Mom, and Grandma, I spotted him. It was Santa Paws! We all got in the line to visit with Santa. I was super excited! I spotted a Shih Tzu that reminded me a bit of Murphy. I barked at him, but he got all nervous and begged for him mommy to pick him up. What? I have a big dog bark, but I just want to play!
After a long wait, I got to sit on his lap. He picked me up and scratched my ears. He told me that I was a very good girl. I gave Mom a look that clearly said, "I told you so!" I put on a big smile when the lady with Santa took my picture. Charlie then got his picture taken and we all went shopping. I just couldn't believe I'd met THE Santa Paws!
What made it even more exciting was that when we left PetsMart, it started to snow. I hope we get tons of it so I can play out in it tomorrow!
Here's how we play. You get Tagged and write 7 facts about yourself in your diary and then you Tag 7 PAWSOME furiends and send them a rosette or pmail and tell them they have been Tagged and to read your diary to see how to play.
Here's 7 facts about me!
1. I'm a big Min Pin. A lot of pups think I'm a tiny one that's less than ten pounds, but I'm actually sixteen pounds!
2. I've met up with several pups off of Dogster. I met up with Murphy, Ricky, Jovi, April, Jombie, Roxie Doxie, and Braxton at the New York City Canine Cruise in August of '07. I met up with Jovi and Murphy again in January of '08 in New York City along with meeting Gibbon and Spuds for the first time. You might think I'm close to NYC, considering the fact that all of my meet ups have been there. I actually live 1,300 miles away in Kansas!
3. I was chosen as a clothing model on Canine Cruise '07.
4. I'm scared of k-k-k-k-ki-ki-kittttieeeees!
5. The exception to the above fact is Spice. She's my kitty-baby! We always cuddle together at night and if I'm ever separated from her, when we reunite, I have to sniff her everywhere to make sure nothing is wrong with her.
6. I have bird siblings; two parrots (Yellow Naped Amazon and Orange Winged Amazon), a Goffins Cockatoo, and two budgies. The YNA, Sweet Pea, is always taunting me. She'll say, "Hiiii! Come here!" :/
7. I looove the snow. When it snows, I'll go outside, dip my nose in the snow, then start running around with my nose in the snow. I leave a path where my nose went. I'll generally have a pile of snow on my nose when I come inside.
I'm now tagging:
Bailey - 552101
Murphy - 480092
Darby - 622010
Hollywood - 210558
Madison - 417820
Tank ♥DC - 542360
BUTTERCUP - 396743