July 2004 - May 2012
In the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 26 May 2012) we sat with our Daisy dog as she went to sleep for the last time.
For some unknown reason Daisy developed bloat during the early of hours of Saturday morning and even though we rushed her to the emergency veterinary hospital, time was running out and we had to make the hard decision which ultimately ended her time with us.
I keep asking myself - what did we do wrong? Why did this have to happen? I know there is no answer to those questions but it doesn't stop me asking them??
Daisy was with us from September 2004 when we got her as a puppy at 10 weeks old. At the time she was a funny little black ball of fluff, but she soon grew, her ears straightened, her coat changed colour and she turned into this beautiful black and tan long haired German Shepherd and became our most treasured companion. Daisy has been a big part of our life together. We have been together for nearly 10 years and Daisy has been with us for 8 of those years.
I have been thinking of what to write in this post all day... but I find when it comes time to put pen to paper (so to speak) I don't know what to say. How do I describe the wonder of this gorgeous dog to you all? She was loving, playful, cheeky, smart, a pain in the butt when she barked for no reason at all, and more! She was always there when we came home, always happy to see us, bouncing around in circles, wagging her tail - so excited that we were home. Coming home will not be the same now - the boys will still be there purring and happy to see us, but our bouncing puppy will not be waiting at the gate or the front door!
We have some lovely memories of Daisy. Going through the photos on the laptop earlier bought back so many special memories as well as more tears. Walking around the house over the last 2 days has bought many tears - seeing her beds and the places she used to sit, hearing other dogs bark in the neighbourhood and waiting for her to bark back, walking outside the front door and seeing the tree that she always had to go and sniff every time she went out the front; even having breakfast and leaving the toast crusts for her.... little things that are so Daisy.
Mark used to laugh at me with all the names that I used to call her - Dinky, Mouse, Daisy Dog, Princess Daisy.... Don't ask me why, I just did!! She wagged her tail and answered each and every time!!
|Daisy and Hubby - 2005|
|Daisy & Adam (my nephew) - 2006|
Boy, dog and sprinklers
|Daisy & Adam - 2006|
Boy, dog and sprinklers
We will be getting her cremated and she will come home to us again and will sit on the sideboard with the ashes of Winston and Sasha. So every morning I will still be able to say good morning to her and pretend that she can hear me.....
|Daisy - January 2012|
Today's post was going to originally be a post about the Craft Show and to wish my wonderful husband a Happy Birthday.... but unfortunately the events of yesterday morning changed my plans. We did go to the Craft Show yesterday to try and take our minds off our sadness and emptiness, but I will leave that for another post.
Happy Birthday Sweetheart. I wish that today's birthday had been a happier one for you with all the joys that a birthday should bring....
So how to end this sad post... I really don't know how to end my post except to say Goodbye Daisy - we love you and miss you. Sweet Dreams my dear sweet Dinky Dog, one day we will meet you again on the Rainbow Bridge.