Daisy


Keeshond
Picture of Daisy, a female Keeshond

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Home:Katy, TX  
Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
Daisy Doodles, Miss Doodles, Miss Daisy

Doggie Dynamics:
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Likes:
What Daisy loved most was life itself. She loved people & animals alike but none more than her own family.

Best Tricks:
Her dizzy Daisy dance

Arrival Story:
In the fall of 2003, my very dear friend Rach heard of a senior Keeshond that was desparately in need of rescue. She had been running the streets for a long time, possibly a year or more and had recently been brought into a shelter. She was terribly underweight, frightened & had pneumonia. The shelter had named her Sushi which simply wouldn't do so Rach began working on a name for her. Each time she would ask Sushi, "What's your name?", she would smile at Rach as if to say "You know my name!" and Rach would try calling her a new name. Sushi didn't respond until finally Rach started singing a little song to her... "Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do..." and with that, Sushi smiled & started to do a little dance. No more Sushi, Daisy it is!! Because she suffered from a condition called Horner's syndrome, one side of her face was smaller than the other & she did not see or hear as well from that side so when she would try to dance, she'd turn in a circle with her front end going one way & her hind end going the other. Rach dubbed it the "dizzy Daisy dance". Rach is a three time cancer survivor and along with hubby Mike, is already owned and loved by two beautiful Keeshonden, Adric and Sarah, plus Adric's kitties so Rach began to look for a home for Daisy. As she did, she carefully nursed her through pneumonia and made sure she gained some much needed weight. Daisy had been so malnourished, she would have died within just a few days if Rach had not rescued her. She was so frightened & depressed in the shelter! Rach knew it's often hard to find a permanent home for a senior, let alone a senior with health challenges such as Daisy and so she asked for someone to help by fostering Daisy. I offered our home as a possible foster home for Daisy if someone closer wasn't available - something Rach and I still laugh about. We both knew that once here, Daisy was NOT leaving!

Bio:
By the middle of October, Daisy was feeling well enough to travel and so came the task of setting up a transport to move Daisy from Mississippi to Michigan. We dubbed the transport "Driving Miss Daisy" and in 2 days, Daisy had made her way home for good. I met her for the first time on the final leg of her journey home - a parking lot in Perrysburg, OH. Since it was a long ride, I brought Zander along with me for company & when HE saw Daisy, oh was he thrilled! "Oh oh oh it's a Gwamma dawg!!! Oh I lubs her muchly!!!" as he showered her with kisses. Daisy was exhausted from all the traveling and fell asleep in the back of my SUV with little Zander snuggled up right beside her. Usually there's an adjustment period when a new furkid arrives but not so with Daisy's arrival. She was immediately part of the family, our "Gwamma dawg" to the entire furcrew especially little Zander. She loved to sit on the sofa and watch "her kids" as they romped and played and always with that crooked little smile & a twinkle in her eyes that said "Ya know, in my slightly younger days, I could have shown them a thing or two about how to do that!" I have no doubt!! Daisy was such a precious loving soul & her time with us was much too short. She arrived with a slight heart murmur but in less than 6 months, it had devloped into a very severe one and the cardiologist said she had a significant leak in one of her heart valves. Daisy fought so hard to stay with the family she loved so much & we loved her so very much in return. Sadly, we had to say goodbye on Mother's Day 2004 though her spirit lives on & on occasion, an unexplained ray of light will shine on the ceiling just above her picture, dancing in much the same way she did when this furry angel walked in this life. Our precious Miss Daisy Doodles, loved forever by Rach and Sheri.

Forums Motto:
I\'m not gone for I live in your heart.



I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 27th 2006 More than 8 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
447449


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