Daisy was the most loyal dog imaginable, and my best friend. She was loved dearly by her owners, Stef and I, and my family who she saw often. She was an important part of my life. She was very special to me, and to each of us. |
For a little bit about her... she was a great companion who was well known for having a huge appetite and would eat all day if we let her! She'd cry for pizza crust and her favorite word was "dinner" as one of her trademark behaviors was her spins - she'd spin around and around like a top in excitement when that word was said. Her favorite sound was the crinkle of a snack bag, as she'd run into the kitchen like clockwork whenever she heard it. She also loved barking at the mail man, chasing away all birds and rabbits in her backyard along with airplanes overhead, and marking her territory continuously even if it was just one drop left. She loved being by our side all the time to "protect" us as she was very bold sometimes, and in her mind, was a much bigger dog than she really was! Her biggest dislikes were definitely thunderstorms and fireworks. Overall, she had quite a personality which we all loved having in our lives.
The grief and emptiness without her during certain parts of the daily routine remains difficult still as time passes. Many of the little things with her are missed - her chasing things in the backyard, racing up the steps at my parent's house, her spins, the clicking of her paws on the floor, her cuddling up and falling asleep on one of our laps or on the couch, and following me everywhere I went. Her loyalty and love brought a lot of joy, and for me, all these simple little things brought much more happiness than anything money could ever buy.
Leading up to her passing on, Daisy had cancer which spread very quickly and suddenly within just a few weeks time, and I feel like we all have been affected by this dreaded disease in one way or another... so in your prayers - please always pray for all those affected by it directly and indirectly. In Daisy's honor, we will be donating money to a charitable cause for pets in need each February 16th, her birthday. Through money towards research, and prayer, we can all chip in in our own little way to honor those lost and in need so hopefully one day there's a cure and much longer lives to live.
Since her passing, we've already seen a few signs that she's still with us, and this has brought some comfort. One of these is the last picture below which is from when I was in a rush one morning looking for my keys, and when I turned around I saw the rainbow colored light on the picture of her from a reflection. Then the morning after she passed, I pulled into the place where I get my daily coffee where she'd often be next to me in the car ready for a treat at the window before I'd drop her off at my parent's house before my busiest work days, and the mileage on the car was 216 miles til empty - the numbers of her birthday. I'm hopeful we all get little signs like this. They're very special and proof to me anyways that they're always still with us.
Moving forward, there will always be cherished memories, and even though there's grief, we're at peace knowing she's in a better place and forever thankful to have had her in our lives. Daisy was, and always will be a beloved, forever, part of our family. The memories of her and unconditional love for her will live on forever.
Much love forever for our Daisy. We'll see you again one day.
2/16/18 - Happy Birthday Daisy... You brought each of us a lot of smiles and laughs, and we'll celebrate these memories today and also use the day to help other dogs in need in your memory. You were my little shadow who was by my side wherever I was or went, and I'll never forget the very special bond we had. You'll be remembered each day through my life until we meet again my friend. We love you and miss you very much!