Age: 7 Years Sex: Female Weight: 51-100 lbs
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Lazy Daisy, Daisy Doodle
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Being inside with her people.
Being outside too long alone. Garbage trucks and other loud machinery. Other dogs near her stuff. Maggio.
The squeaky kangaroo, any chew rope
In the yard... She was afraid of the world. :(
Squeezing through a 3 inch opening under the gate... No, REALLY!
Daisy was our foster dog through Animal Rescue Foundation of Illinois (ARF) near Glen Ellyn, IL. She came to us from a high-kill shelter in Kentucky and was afraid of everything and everyone when she arrived. She travelled up to Illinois in a tarp-covered crate in the open bed of a pickup truck at night through tornado conditions. It took many weeks before she was brave enough to venture out from behind the sofa and join the rest of the family. Daisy was with us for over 5 months except for 2 failed adoption attempts. Each time she was welcomed back into our home where she was happy and comfortable, though we were not able to formally adopt her. In the end, she WAS part of our family and we loved her as such. She is not afraid of anything anymore, and she can understand now why she had to leave this Earth at so young an age.
ARF's vets removed Daisy's right eye on June 3rd, 2009 because the eye had been injured a long time ago, and periodically gave her some problems. She had no vision in that eye. Having only one good eye in no way impaired her activity level. She never missed a beat!
Daisy was a sweet and affectionate, but timid and easily frightened young girl. In warm weather, she enjoyed wading through the kiddie pool at her foster home & she's never met a bone or squeaky toy or chew rope she didn't like. She was a great pal to fellow foster Zera, and they loved to play outdoors for hours. She had to journey to the Bridge at too young an age, because she had some behavior issues when adopted out that became unacceptable. This behavior probably stemmed from abuse in her past. She was a good and loving girl who never meant anyone any harm, and just wanted to feel safe and loved. She deserved a better life than she got, but we are glad that at least we gave her a safe and loving home for a few months, and sent her to the Bridge with much love and hugs and kisses. Daisy is part of our Dogster family now that she is in doggie Heaven.
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June 15th 2010 8:18 am
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One of my foster sisters has joined me at the Bridge. Josie is a wonderful girl. I know her earthbound friends and family miss her teribly, but I am glad I could be here with Bella to welcome her to the Bridge. If you want a smile, check out her video at http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1120025 . Love you, Josie!
Daisy sez "Be cool and calm this summer!"
October 19th 2009 9:09 pm
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Hi there, everyone on Earth! I have been here for about a week with my sister (whom I never met while on Earth) Faccia Bella. She was here to greet me and introduce me to everyone. I was so afraid of so many things when I was there with you, but since I came here, I can see everthing with two good eyes, and I feel safe and loved at all times. I am no longer afraid of anything! I also have forgiven those who mistreated me while on Earth.
I know my ARF-IL fosters and the people who adopted me loved me very much, and feel great sadness and heartbreak at my passing. I wish I could give each of you a big Daisy kiss to let you know that it is all ok, but that is not how this works. To anyone I growled at or showed any sort of aggression to or played too rough with, I am so sorry. I never meant any harm to anyone, but due to past mistreatment, I sometimes acted inappropriately. I loved the people who came into my life after I was rescued, especially the family who adopted me and my foster parents. I loved my foster sister Zera so much - I'm pulling for you, darling Zera!
And to my former foster sister, now just sister Maggio... we shared some of the same fear and behavior issues due to our pasts, that kept us from getting along. I know you were an ARF-IL rescue dog, too, and your prior life was also not good. When your time comes to cross to the Bridge, Bella and I will be here to greet you with kisses and love, as we will for the rest of our family.
Thanks to my foster parents for taking me into their home, and giving me the best months of my short life. And for taking me to the dog park so I could run like the wind, and making my last days so very special. And, for being there with me to calm me and love me as my time on Earth came to an end. I know you did the best you could, and it was an almost unbearable heartbreak for you to be there while I went on my journey; I thank you for doing all that for me. I have some extra big kisses saved up for each of you, when each of you comes for all your doggies and kitties at the Bridge.
Gotta run, Bella and I are going to go run and play.
Confident woofs and big, sloppy licks,
August 30th 2009 7:31 pm
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I really came to like my foster pawrents and the other foster dogs so much over these past months, but I still kept hoping fur a furever family of my very own... My fosters helped me to overcome most of my fears and through having my eye removed. They took me back after a failed placement at an assisted living facility, when it turned out to be too noisy and scary for me there. They showed me the patience I needed to blossom and learn to trust and enjoy life, perhaps for the 1st time. And through it all, they kept believing that there was a special family just for me out there somewhere just waiting to find me. I will always have a special place in my heart for my fosters.
And now my dreams have come true! I was hanging out at the adoption event yesterday with my pal, Sarah, when a very nice family came over to pet me. Low and behold, it was my furever family! They found me! After spending a little time getting acquainted, I adopted them on the spot! It was clear that we were meant to be together! And now we will be.... forever! It'll be a little scary again for awhile, being in a strange place with new people again and having to learn each others' likes and dislikes, but I don't mind because this is MY home and MY family now. Pretty soon I'll show them just how much I love and trust them in my own goofy way. :) I'm the happiest girl in the world.
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