April 3, 2012

Meet Daisy, our foster dog

We took in Daisy about three weeks ago. She's a charming little girl, about 10 months old, who can run fast as lightning, catches and kills mice, loves to sleep at your feet, and is afraid of noises in the dark. 

Every morning I take the dogs out for an hour long walk. When I get a chance, I drop their leashes and let them run. Daisy loves to run in huge looping circles around us. Laika used to do the same when she was younger, but now she tries to take short cuts and cut Daisy off at the pass. They love to play together when they're out in a big field. Laika's not so interested in playing when she's at home, though. Daisy can be a bit too much spunk and spontaneity for Laika who is 12 years old.

Come on in! The water's fine.
I discovered yesterday that Daisy is a big fan of splashing about in the water. We went walking along the storage ponds behind the kids' school yesterday and Daisy was eyeing the water, but I pointed out that it was cold out and she'd freeze her little tuckus off. She agreed in the beginning, but then the pull of the water was just too great. She had a wonderful time splashing about in the waves. The third time she went into the water she finally convinced Laika to join her. Laika only went in up to her chest. As you can imagine, both dogs slept well after our little excursion. 


  1. I posted these photos right after receiving an email from the Humane Society gal saying that a person had come by wanting to check Daisy out and possibly adopt her. Soon after, Daisy had visitors and she warmed right up to them. After running back to the humane society to sign all the paperwork, her new owner came by to pick her up.

    She jumped up on him, putting one paw on each shoulder. She licked him all over his face then closed her eyes and touched her forehead to his chin. It was soooooo incredibly precious. I get tears in my eyes just thinking about it.

    Daisy's new person is a young guy who likes to get out hiking. He works in the afternoons so he can take her for long walks in the mornings. And he's currently living with his folks, so there will be two other dogs in the house to play with. There are also two cats, so she'll have plenty of company in her new home.

    Daisy's person said that he'd send me pictures of her. I look forward to seeing how she's doing in her new home.

  2. Thanks for sharing such a happy, sweet story! Laika and Daisy look like they are related.

  3. She's apparently part heeler, just like Laika. But she also makes Laika look fat (and I've always thought of Laika as a fairly sleek dog) so we think she might have some whippet in her. The only part of her that looked heeler-ish to me was the spots on her legs and her overall coloring. But she did make a nice matched set color-wise with Laika.

  4. that's so lovely, that you got to see her bonding like that with her new human!


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