Sunday, August 7, 2011

Daisy - Inner Lab Found?

A winter walk.
It's been a while since I've written in Daisy's blog. Not because anything has happened to my dear Daisy  (In fact, she's laying on the couch next to me right now!), but because I just got busy with my other blog and found it hard to capture everything that has happened since I last wrote.

Instead of telling you all what Daisy has done in these past few months, I thought I would show you. She's really found her inner lab now and that makes me so very happy. I hope you enjoy the pics and video!

Daisy at the dog park.
July 2011 - Daisy and her brother Jasper. She jumped off this dock and into the water on her own. :)
The first time Daisy has actually swum in water! She usually just wades in just above her ankles.

A game of chase
Daisy and Jasper running through the fields
Daisy and her friend, Ella. Daisy is in front.

Friday, March 4, 2011


So it appears that I have been awarded the Memetastic Award by two different bloggers and for both of my blogs! Ay yi yi!

Muchas Gracias to two awesome bloggers - AJ from Pup Love and Pamela from Something Wagging this Way Comes. Thanks guys!

I have decided to save myself some time and post the same post on both blogs - the other one is No Dog About It Blog.

According to the rules and regulations, award winners are supposed to pass the award onto five other people and then tell five facts about themselves. Four of the facts are supposed to be lies and one should be true. I've decided to follow Pamela and AJ's suit an write four half-truths and one outright lie. Let's see if YOU can guess which one is the lie!

As for the next award recipients, well here are my nominations:

Kim at This One Wild Life
Mary at Dancing Dog Blog
Leo at Kenzo the Hovawart
Hilary at Fang Shui Canines
Shauna at Fido and Wino
Amy and Rod at Go Pet Friendly
Congrats guys!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Love in Progression

It starts slowly at first. Very slowly.

Hanging out on the couch next to my sweet older girl, Aspen. Her lifeline. Being near me, this strange human, is too much at this time. But with Aspen as a buffer, she can cope with me being on the same couch with her.

When Aspen leaves us, we start again. She joins me on the couch but only if I pretend she is not there. Always, always at the other end of the couch as far away from me as is possible. Uncertain. Fearful. Alone in her own world.

If I leave the couch or the room, she is gone like a flash, with only the hint of a whisper. Silently. Ethereal. A ghost.

Over time, she discovers that an exposed belly can bring delightful touches. Belly rubs. Softly spoken words. Love.

When a new man enters our lives - a furry, curious, attention-seeking little guy. She discovers competition. Attention to be shared. With it brings little movements - a little scooch closer, and then a little more. And always, the exposed belly. Waiting. More belly rubs to be enjoyed.

As time passes, little movements progress into sideways glances and the thump, thump, thump of a tail. "Will you be my friend?" she seems to ask. The answer is "Yes. Always." And then, slowly, a nose to my cheek.

One day, there is the lick of a tongue and a yellow head on my shoulder and again that thump, thump, thump of a tail. Confidence. Happiness. Joy. A smile. A new light in her eyes.

Three years pass. Patient, loving, gentle years. Now there is the automatic entrance and leap onto the couch followed by the exposed belly and questioning look "Belly rub?" Me on my computer. Working. And, then it happens... the slow, steady scooching. Closer. Closer still. Thump, thump, thump. Sideways glances now coming with steady progression. Thump, thump, thump. A sigh from me and the moving of the computer to a side table. My hand comes up to pet her ears, her head and neck. A kiss to her cheek. Loving words.

Ahhhh. Sweet moments in time. Savored. Treasured. Enjoyed.