We said goodbye to our beloved and faithful dog Daisy on Thursday. She was such a special dog and the hole she has left in our home is so huge.
She only came into our lives when she was 5 years old having had 2 previous owners and she has shared our home for the last eight years. She was born in Paris on 26th December 2000 and lived with her first owner a Frenchman for about 4 years. She then moved to London with him and when he had to find alternative accommodation and couldn't find anywhere that accepted dogs she came to live in Dorset with one of his friends' mother.
When our previous dog died we got a cat from Cats protection league and our daughter asked each year for a dog whenever it was her birthday or Christmas. We had just made the decision to have a dog when our cat was diagnosed with acromegaly. We decided that it would be too much for our cat and instead put an advert in the local Co-op to ask if anyone would like their dog walked. Daisy's new owner had 2 dogs and answered our advert and that is how we came to meet her. After a year when our cat died we were asked to look after Daisy and she came to live with us on a permanent basis.
She was such a gentle dog , her greatest pleasure was to join in with whatever we were doing....
She could also be stubborn and on walks in particular knew exactly which way she wanted to go!
And like other West Highland Terirers she loved to roll in the smelliest deposits she could find even if this would result in a shower that she didn't enjoy!
She believed the cushions on the sofa were there just for her!
Twinkle has always been fascinated by Daisy and was initially attracted by her to our garden when she was a stray cat. She too joined our home when she reappeared in the garden injured, and despite searching no owners ever claimed her. Daisy put up with her, whereas Twinkle was always trying to get closer to her!
Daisy was very wary of most other dogs and wasn't sure about snowmen either!
It was always a challenge to take a good picture of her as she always noticed the camera and would look away!
This blog has included images from the many walks we have taken with her and she has captured many dog and human friends from all around the world. It is going to be hard no longer having her to share these special moments with us.
When the body that lived at your single will,
With it's whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone-wherever it goes-for good,
You will discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.