Daisy #22 Chocolate Labrador Retriever Mix Female 14 Years Old ID #3095
August 3, 2023
Wow, it has been 365 days I have lived with my FD. A wonderful year of growth and development for us both. We both developed healthier lifestyles, me adding weight and holding a steady healthy 55 lbs. and him losing weight and holding a steady 180 lbs.
We also touched a lot of lives in our naturehood. We did get to see a handful of them over the last week and they wished me well, happy I have a new loving family, sad to see me leave The West End neighborhood. I have shown many a fellow dog, how to remain calm and walk on. I have seen a few follow my lead of no barking. A wonderful friend of ours wrote this Ode to me and snapped this photo of us.
Today Wednesday Aug 2, our journey took the next step with me going to my new forever home. Michelle and my new brother Duke came to pick me up. I showed Duke around the house and then we went out to the backyard while Michelle, Sue Stauffer and FD did some paperwork. FD loaded up my stuff as Michelle got Duke into SUV and then FD helped me climb up in. He hugged and kissed me goodbye and then I saw Michelle give FD a hug and thank him. I know I am going to a loving home, FD always said, if someone hugs you they have love within them.
Thank you Foster Dad for Love.
Ps We enjoyed a final 4.1 mile saunter in the naturehood and then I enjoyed one final nap.
July 29, 2023
I had a vet check up on my ears, I still have some rods (infection) in my left ear, so they packed it a 3rd time with higher dose and more antibiotics (I don’t mind because I get them in small pieces of yummy bread (Maier’s reduced calorie Italian), Dr said, if this doesn’t work, she will have to culture it. After the vet appt we had a special meet and greet ahead of us in 3 hours, we found fun things to do. We explored the lower end of Green Lane Park. FD took me to Dairy Queen for a pup cup, who doesn’t love peanut butter over ice cream. We found a nice shady spot to enjoy that in the heat of the day. We explored the upper end of Green Lane Park, there were a few places I could walk into water and I took advantage of it.
Then we went to meet my new adopting family. Michelle & Rick with their 12 year old black lab mix Duke, yep you are reading that right, we will be Daisy, Duke. How cute is that. Yeehaw. 😃❤️. He’s a handsome reserve fella, we walked right up to one another and we took our time sniffing here and there. Rick brought out a water dish for us. Michelle had a Fanny pack over her shoulder and I was very attentive to what she was getting out of it, so attentive FD said to everyone that my motions of forward and backward with a little side wiggle, that I was about to bark for a treat, sure enough, within minutes I let out a single bark. Them duck sausage treats are yummy. My new family was going out of town on vacation and wanted to meet me before they went. I get a week to say goodbye to my naturehood of humans, pups and cats, an exciting farewell tour it will be.
Hooray for my future adoption and thank you to the Brookline Family. Thank you to my Foster Dad for being my Bridge of Love.
Stay happy, healthy & hydrated during these hot days, and explore your naturehood.
July 21, 2023
Hello everyone, these dog days of summer are upon us.
We have shortened our walks a little as the heat and humidity have risen. Still doing about 3 miles a day. Enjoying the rain when I am able too. Have you ever rolled around in wet grass, fresh cut wet grass, oh it feels so good and then FD gets all the clippings off, which feels even better. There is a reason for the madness. Love the towel after the rain and the hands raking across my fur getting the clippings off, it’s spa treatment. I have met a few more dogs bringing my total to 39 dogs and 2 cats I have met and interacted with, most of them have calmed down in the presence of me the more I see them, which is nice being that I am always calm and have never barked at another animal. I only bark at FD if I want something bad or he is talking to another dog owner for too long and I want to walk.
Until next time, stay healthy and happy and get out and explore your naturehood.
June 24, 2023
Hello everyone, what a wonderful few weeks I have had with my Foster Dad.
We have sauntered new places in our naturehood and met new creatures and neighbors. We are not into the dog days of summer yet, but the dogs sure are coming out. I have met Louie, Luke, Rue, Paulson, Sadie, Poppa, Blaze, Ika, Odie, and a cat Wesley out for a walk. I played briefly with a few of them and Wesley and I just looked at each other and then he showed me his teeth, it was cute. The neighbors have all been wonderful from 2yrs to 80yrs, I love it when they pet me. They are a few watering stops along our saunters. FD says we are averaging about 6.5 miles a day this month, a lil less than last month, still good and keeping me healthy and fit, him too. Had my annual vet visit, the people are so wonderful there. My shots went well and all my lab work came back with in the margins, FD was very happy to hear that. 14 years old and enjoying life with my FD and in my naturehood. I hope you all are able to get out and saunter in your naturehood and meet all the wonderful people and creatures.
Yes I am still stopping traffic when they see me with my tennis ball or donut, FD says I am bring joy to the world when it needs it the most. Share the joy and carry a ball or toy for part of your saunters.
June 1, 2023
Hello everyone! I have had an aMAYzing month. I have met several new dogs, children and their people. I so enjoy being pet and seeing the smiles I bring to their faces. Lots of people are always joyful when they see me carrying my ball.FD had a vacation week which he spent a lot of time with me and we did early morning walks, lots of great smells. We walked a lot, more than most dogs probably walk in a year, FD kept a good record of what we did…..
223.7 miles, yes you are reading that correctly. Every time we were walking, if I saw children, I walked faster to see them. If someone was running or speed walking, I would walk faster to try to catch up to them. I love to walk, I do smell and enjoy stopping to see people or other dogs. A lot of dogs that used to bark a lot when we walk by, don’t as much with each passing day as I don’t bark back.
I have made several angels in peoples lawns while out walk and meeting new people. Belly rubs galore for me and joyful smiles and feelings for them.Last night, my last day of being 13, I met a 5 month old golden retriever named Brady, he was a bark box and wanted to play, so I started to play with him and to my FD’s amazement, I was vocal back to him. My first bark back to any dog in the 10 months I have been with FD. FD was giving me some attention and Brady was giving me a sniff and he immediately calmed down and stopped barking as we played a few more minutes. FD said hopefully next time we can get a nice video of me playing. Then I met another dog Loki who is 5yrs old, and I played with Loki for a few minutes and then walked with Loki & person, we walked nicely together. Yes you read that correctly.
Today I am 14 and it has been a wonderful birthday, new toys and treats for me. FD was off so we had a wonderful morning walk and looking forward to my evening walk.I hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer and get out and walk, it’s good for you and my furry friends.
May 7, 2023
Hello all, hope you have enjoyed the nice cool and sometimes rainy weather, I sure have and my FD as well. He has been putting my Adopt Me vest on, which has kept me mostly dry.
More important people have been taking pictures of me from their cars or stopping to pet me and learn more about me and the rescue, because it’s not all about me being adopted, it’s about all of us fosters finding our furever home.
I have met lots of new dogs in the past few weeks and even walked with a few of them on different occasions. I have been rolling around in front of the dogs or people we have met.
Last weekend I saw a ball left in an alley, FD said to leave it. The next 2 days it was still there and finally on the 3rd day it was on the other side of street in alley and I picked it up quickly without FD seeing me.
He finally looked down and chuckled, a just reward, FD is always picking up screws and nails why can’t I pick up a ball, or two as I found another two days later.
I now walk with a ball; FD takes it away so I remember to smell and give my jaw a break.
It has brought Joy to many people to see me carrying my ball. I showed the ball my crate when we got home.
With all the rainy days we still managed to average 5 miles each walk. I love when FD towels me off, I jump around and make sure the towel dries me good.
Til next time, keep walking and being healthy and happy.
April 29, 2023
April 12, 2023
Hello all, well the weather is beginning to warm, and I am still feeling all the vibrant and energy I did during the cold months. FD and I are still walking 3 miles each evening and 4-5 miles in the mornings he is off from work. We did do 10 miles between the two walks this past Monday, yes 10 miles can you keep up with me. I have also met a few new pups and older dogs this past few weeks. FD said I was a perfect lady, not a single bark or growl from me.
Easter morning, I found an egg that was hidden for FD daughter, FD appreciated my gentleness with it.
Til next time, enjoy life and rest well each night, as I do.
March 24, 2023
Wow it’s been 33 weeks I have been with my foster dad. I am still as energetic and lovable as the 1st day he brought me home. I am doing a lot more on our walks, started marking this week. We are still getting in about 3 miles each time we go out and it’s effortless for me.
So many smells from all the other dogs we see and I love to go into Ivy or other ground cover for smells.
I have been wearing my adopt me vest at least once a week, especially if it’s sprinkling out.
March 5, 2023
The Daisy Daily
A Day in the Life of a Joyful & Healthy 13.9 Year Old Girl with Youthful Energy
Good morning! It’s 5:00 AM and I’m ready to start the day with Foster Dad when he wakes up and starts moving around. I’m a happy girl with an upbeat personality, so I greet the morning with excitement and a little bounce in my steps when FD lets me outside to pee.
When I come back into the house, I’m bouncing like Tigger, ready for the 1st half of my breakfast. I dance around a little after I finish eating while I’m waiting for the second half of breakfast. I am really cute! I’m also a good eater, maybe a little too good, so Foster Dad helps me slow down and eat at a healthy pace by dividing my breakfast into two parts.
After breakfast I go outside and take care of my personal needs (you know the ones). When that’s all finished, I come back inside and settle down to play with my tennis balls while FD gets ready for work. I really love tennis balls; they make me so happy!
When I see FD putting his coat on to leave, I walk into my crate and lay down, and then wait for him to come over and say goodbye. After that I settle in for a nice restful day in my crate, depending on FD’s work day.
Needless to say, I’m happy and excited to see FD when he comes home. The first thing I do is go out for a quick pee, and then I bound back into the house for hugs and kisses and rubs. When FD picks up the leash, I begin my dance because I’m excited to go out for our daily walk! We usually walk between 2-4 miles each day. I’m in good physical condition, so walking is easy and fun for me.
I sleep in a little later on FD’s days off from work. After we get up and eat breakfast, we go for a 2–3-mile walk. We like getting out into the sunshine to get some vitamin D, but it’s just as much fun going out on cloudy days. We walk at a good pace, although I enjoy sniffing good smells along the way. When I see other dogs barking and pulling their humans, I stay composed next to FD and stroll on. Every once in a while, I whimper as my way to let FD know that I’m interested in meeting a friendly dog.
Once we’re home from our walk, FD makes me settle down for about 10-15 minutes, and then the dinner dance begins and we have the same feeding 2-part feeding routine at dinner that we do in the morning. After finishing dinner, I head back outside out for a nice pee and poo, and then I relax a little before FD and I play ball or tug, and then we settle in for the evening.
That’s pretty much my daily routine. I have a zest for life, but I love my naps too! I am a very easy dog to care for as long as you would enjoy going out for daily walks with me.
I am a very sweet and loving senior girl who is looking for a sweet and loving human who is compatible with my youthful but relaxed energy. Could it be you?
If you’d like to know more about me, my Foster Dad will gladly answer any questions you have.
Something else to know about me that’s good to know is that Foster Dad has taught me a lot of helpful non-verbal communications using hand pats or claps. For example, I can be curious, so if I’m getting a little too curious and getting into something that’s off limits for me, or if I’m outside and getting too focused on something that I should leave alone, FD claps loudly twice, and I stop whatever I’m doing and follow his command. Sometimes I’m allowed on the furniture and bed. I know it’s okay to do this when FD lets me know with a gentle hand pat.
January 29, 2023
Hello all, what a fun and energetic week I have had. It snowed and I rolled around in it briefly, too quick to have a photo taken.
FD and I went for a 3.5 mile walk in the snow, while snowing, that was a lot of fun, no cold feet here.
My FD loves my energy and dancing enthusiasm I am having for my walks. We have added more blocks to our neighborhood walk and now we are going 4 miles once a day.
I know I am going to make a person or family as happy I make my FD. So thankful he is a bridge of love to get me there.
January 23, 2023
Daisy week 25
Hello all, it’s my silver week with my FD and Brookline. My FD posted me on Petfinder available for adoption.
I am showing my personality more, I do my dance when it’s time to walk and I also started grabbing the leash as if I am walking myself. FD loves my dancing, we have had a few 3 mile walks this week and have met some female dogs (beagle and pit bull) and a male Chihuahua, they are all smaller than me and cute and each showed their personally, while I just stood there.
FD was washing my crate bedding and pet bed cover, so I decided to get up on couch until the wash was done. He just chuckled at me and said I was one sharp lady.
Hopeful my forever home finds me, I know I will make a person or family very happy.
January 17, 2023
Hello all, the new year has been off to a great start, showing my youthfulness more and more. I dance around now before or walk when I see Foster Dad go near the harness/leash. We have been doing 2 mile walks each evening and adding 2.5 miles each Sunday and Wednesday morning.
I don’t huff and puff like a normal lab after our brisk walks, I have got good lungs. Foster Dad said I will be available for adoption in the coming week. I look forward to hearing from a person or family who wants an energetic 13yr and 7mo gal like me.
January 2, 2023
Hello everyone, hope you all had a Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy New Year. I sure enjoyed the last few weeks of 2022, good smells and food all around, most of all I had a Ball(s).
I enjoyed snow and a walk in the snow. The cold wind did not bother me, I walked with more vigor.
It sure has been a wonderful 5 months with my Foster Dad and others.
I was able to spend a little Christmas time with Max and Marley at their home, it took a little while for them and me to adjust to one another, I tucked my tail for about 10 minutes and was wagging soon after. All of us waiting for a treat from their mom.
My Christmas, was definitely a ball.
So blessed am I. I know I will make someone or a family a happy and loving addition.
December 12, 2022
Hello all, another good week for me. I went for a walk on both trash nights and I did very good to stay away from the trash cans. As always, great smells on the walks left by other dogs, cats, and squirrels, yet they will never get a scent from me as I don’t roll around on ground or leave any other markings behind, I just love to walk and leave my business at home.
Watching FD eat and not a single strand of drool, he was impressed.
FD told me that I would not be having my surgery, as there has not been any changes in size of the lump and I don’t bother them and they don’t bother me when he massages me. The vet said we will monitor them for any changes. I get to jump around and play, hooray. I know people were praying and sending good mojo my way and I appreciate it very much and please keep on doing so. Thank you ❤️
December 4, 2022
Hello everyone, well it has been a while since I have checked in, things have been going well for me the past 3 weeks.
I enjoy the cold weather walks and seeing all the squirrels that are running around, I stop and stare at them as I know I am not supposed to chase them when on my leash. I do chase them if they are in the backyard.
I enjoy my tennis balls a lot, always keeping them close by and keeping an eye on them at all times. Getting treats in the Kong bone is fun also.
I enjoy my daily massages, and I am good when getting my ears cleaned a few times a week.
My FD has said I am the most jovial lab, when it comes to feeding time. I dance and jump around each time and he is entertained by it. I am still eating from the puzzle dish, which I enjoy very much.
Wow, it’s been an amazing 4 months here with my FD, he has shown me love and I know he loves the affection I show him.
November 12, 2022
Well, is been a pretty chill two weeks, enjoying my walks in this nice weather we have been having. FD says I am really good on my leash, I do like to smell for long periods in one spot. I still have not gone potty on any walk we have been on, save all that for the privacy of my backyard. Enjoy some of my playful photos, I think there is a few of me sleeping.
October 30, 2022
Hello all, what a week. I was scheduled for my ultrasound and surgery Wednesday. We got to BluePearl, what a nice place, I was a good girl and went right back with the nurse for my ultrasound. The Dr came out and told FD my abdomen looked good, but my lower lymph nodes were slightly enlarged. To be safe they aspirated them and the results came back clear, which made everyone happy. We left without doing the surgery, my FD said we have it rescheduled for next month. We made it home, but I had lost control of my bladder in the car just before we arrived, that anesthesia just does things to you. FD was good to wipe me down before he cleaned the car, he said it wasn’t too bad since he had a seat protector. I rested my woozy self all night. The next morning, I was my sprite self again.
Friday was this thing called trick or treat. I sure wanted some of those treats, lots of scary children came by, I was not fazed by any of them. It was a good night and a fun end to the week.
Hello all, it’s been a pretty chill few weeks. Been enjoying my massages each morning and afternoon.
Evening walks, except on trash nights(I want to get into everything).
Just getting ready for my double mastectomy on Wednesday the 26th. My FD and I welcome your thoughts and prayers for the coming weeks.
October 9, 2022
Wow has it been 10 weeks, seems a lot more than that. My FD has been so loving to me. I am still super excited to eat morning and evening as I dance while he gets food ready.
The shorter walks have been great, so many neighborhood dogs, cats, squirrels mean a lot of smelling.
This has been a big week for me, I have been working up to being free to roam the home while FD is at work. Friday was the big day; I was an angel. He told me he checked in on me and saw me napping a few different times and then he snapped an up close of me napping when he came home.
Yes, I am usually napping when he comes home and don’t hear him come in.
I love when he kisses or massages my head to wake me up.
Saturday, he said when he checked in, I was walking past the camera and my tail hit it, he said he was happy I was walking around.
All week long I slept on his bed, by the footboard. Don’t get me wrong I do love my dog bed and crate also.
I am learning and enjoying more freedoms.
October 4, 2022
Hello all, a pretty chill week, nothing new to report from me. I am just enjoying all the love FD gives and I know he loves what I reciprocate. He did tell me we are going to shift our energies to get ready for my surgery on Wednesday 10-26. Keep at a good healthy weight and slow easy short walks, so my mind and body are ready for what will be for the weeks to follow. We have even changed how we play ball. Happy to be loved this much, that FD is preparing me for what’s to come. 🙏 Daisy
September 25, 2022
Hello all, wow it has been 8 weeks already, I am showing my FD who I am. I have been a little more vocal and definitely more attention seeking, especially because my FD gives such good massages. I get one every morning before he goes to work and one when he gets home, but I try to get 2 to 4 more each night and on his off days. A few nights this week I slept in the bed with him. I have been sleeping outside the crate at night now. I had a few times this week where I had 1-2 hours outside the crate while FD ran some errands and I did really good, and received a treat when he got home. Thursday, I had a consultation down at Blue Pearl for my Mammary glands and the nodules on them. The Dr was impressed with how healthy and energized I am for 13. He told FD I am a great candidate for doing the double mastectomy in one surgery, and would definitely be less stressful for a lady my age. I know my FD and I were relieved to hear that. FD said the rescue approved the surgery and he just need to schedule it.
I wanted to let you know, I figured out the puzzle dish and enjoy eating from it, FD feeds me enough to be below the puzzle, before adding more. I like that as it helps my food to settle.
We have been going for longer walks as the weather has been much nicer. He says I am a special lab, as I have yet to pee or poop on a walk, I just amaze him. I certainly do go after we get back home and he lets me in the backyard. I just love all the smells when I am walking. Other dogs don’t bother me, I look at them.
Thank you for reading my blog, I look forward to writing more as my foster journey continues.
September 18, 2022
It was another busy week for my FD and I brought a lot of joy and happiness to him with lots of kisses and hugs.
I enjoyed lots of ball and stuffed animal play throughout the week. We had some nice walks around the neighborhood and the Treat Lady, walked me past the school house, the children were a little loud on the playground and I was not interested and turned her around to go home. Do you remember how much I like squirrels, well I love them now and thankful for the scraps they leave laying around, well at least until FD finds out and takes it from my mouth. I found an oatmeal raisin chocolate chip cookie in the vine on the fence, dint get to enjoy it for long, FD took out of my mouth and I understood it was not something for me to have. He said I was a good girl for letting him get it out of my mouth.
He also has told me I have been getting better of sitting away from the table while he eats or when he and his daughter eat. I get a dog treat about 5 minutes after the meal is finished.
It has been a great week and look forward to the week ahead.
September 10, 2022
FD came home from work with his daughter and I sat next to the table while they ate their lunch. Then we went outside to play ball. Surprise a car ride to take his daughter back home and to meet FD 1st foster Max and his 9th foster Marley who are flunkies and live with the Treat Lady. Max was very curious of me and smelled me a lot, Marley came over smelled quickly, she was more interested in being pet by FD. Max and I went for a walk and met a neighborhood dog Hugger, she was nice and her person was wonderful. After our walk we left to go home and FD went to the drive thru car wash, that was interesting, lots of colors and sounds, I watched out the window and laid down and enjoyed.
What a great fun filled afternoon. I am tired. Goodnight.
September 9, 2022
FD had another long day of work, when he got home, we ate dinner and then met his boss for a nice walk around the neighborhood.
I saw some squirrels that peaked my interest and I pulled a little to follow them.
We saw some beagles that were brother and sister, the brother, couldn’t see as he didn’t have eyes, but I could see his nose working and then he started to bark at me. His sister was quiet like me. Boys sure do like to show off their bark. They were cute for being 6yr. We walked for 2 miles; it was fun for all.
September 8, 2022
We slept in a little today and a nice easy start to the day. FD had a few errands throughout the day, we played ball every chance we had in between his errands.
September 7, 2022
I slept in the hallway last night, it was comfy. I did go downstairs before FD woke up. Flea/tic medicine day, hooray a treat and it’s good for me too. A nice relaxing day, treat lady came by and took me for a little walk.
September 6, 2022
An early rainy morning, I love being toweled off, I went outside 3 times, just so I could get toweled off, it’s so relaxing. FD came home from work and lots of kisses. He showered and picked up the towel and I was nudging it for him to towel me too, he said I was silly and didn’t need it.
September 5, 2022
We were up early again; I get so excited on cool mornings. We played ball outside a little before and after breakfast. FD had to work on the holiday for a little while, treat lady stopped by and we had some fun and she fed me, she is amazed at how I devour the food in the puzzle dish. I slept in the hallway outside FD bedroom most of the night, it was nice.
September 4, 2022
FD was up early and we enjoyed some quiet time, he took me for a ride to get gas in the car, then he brought me home so he could go to grocery, he said I am not allowed in there, as I would get into and eat everything. He’s right I would. We had a nice day, I helped him stretch, gave him lots of kisses for his good work.
September 3, 2022
FD had his final early day this week, he said all these people need their bread and rolls for the nice holiday weekend. His daughter came over, she is a nice young lady. They went and found the ice cream truck. They were happy and I was too, as FD gave me a little of his vanilla. Goodnight to a good week.
September 2, 2022
Treat lady came by to see me as FD had another long day. She is so nice we played ball out back and I rolled around. She keeps telling me stories of Max and Marley, says I need to come meet them. FD came home and we had a nice relaxing evening.
September 1, 2022
A very early start to our day, which was very nice, I gave FD lots of kisses, while he was trying to put his shoes on. It’s fun to play with him while he is getting ready. Treat lady stopped by for a lil fun. I decided to use my Bimbo bear as a pillow, so comfy.
August 31, 2022
Today I went to see Dr Carpenter at Pennridge animal hospital. She is a wonderful vet. I weighed in at 55.6 pounds, that’s only a .10 lb. gain in two weeks, a girl needs to keep her figure. Dr was very pleased with that and agrees that’s a nice weight for me. My lungs and heart look perfect on the X-rays. My bloodwork was really good, big improvements. She told FD to keep doing what he’s doing. She does feel there is 50/50 chance the nodules on my mammary glands go either way, would recommend the double mastectomy, because I am in such good health for 13. It sure is a lovely car ride to and from the vet. We stopped at the park across the street beforehand.
August 30, 2022
FD had a long day at work, the treat lady stopped by for a little ball play and some yummy treats. FD came home and was laying on floor stretching, I gave him lots of kisses and laid next to him after I showed him my downward dog. He said I do it gracefully and mindfully.
August 29, 2022
FD up early again to help us transition for his schedule later in the week. I don’t mind at all, I love to see him in the morning, lots of kisses and hugs and rubs, plus I can eat anytime there is food (he says I am cuckoo for Cocoa puffs) must be the chocolate lab in me. I do like to dance as he gets my food ready. I took my ball upstairs when FD came home, so I could play ball on the bed.
August 28, 2022
A nice quiet day of for FD and I. We did however start our day a little earlier than usual, as FD has a goofy work schedule this week. A nice morning walk and then chill the rest of the day.
August 27, 2022
FD came home from work early, that was very nice, we had a good afternoon of playing ball and tug with a stuffed animal. Another good week of loving and being loved.
August 26, 2022
Treat lady stopped by today, we played and she gave me some food and treats of course. Went for a short walk. FD came home, laid on the floor again, must have had a hard day, I gave him snuggle and kisses. It was a nice night for a walk.
August 25, 2022
I like helping FD put the me out in the morning before he goes to work, after we went out back, I sure wish I could go to work with him. A pretty peaceful day. FD came home and laid on the floor, I gave him snuggles and kisses. We played ball in the back yard.
August 24, 2022
FD off today, we breakfast this morning and then he put me out front. A nice short walk around the neighborhood, lots of good new smells after the rain the last few days.
FD went upstairs to lay down and I followed him, jumped on the bed and started rolling around. I then began to paw up at him as if to shake, but that wasn’t it, I wanted him to scratch my itches on my nose and under my chin. Hooray he figured it out. This afternoon I did the same thing, paw up and he knew right away to scratch my itches. He is good at finding the right spots.
August 23, 2022
My first full day of peacefulness at home while FD was at work. It was nice, don’t get me wrong I do love when the Treat lady comes by, but I know that in the real world that doesn’t always happen. When FD arrived home, I met him with exuberance and lots of kisses and I got a few treats as well. He laid on the floor and I gave him more kisses and we played ball for a while.
His daughter came over and I followed her to her room, she’s one of them teenagers who likes her privacy as she let me sniff around, but was sure to close the door when I left.
August 22, 2022
Woke up to rain today, 1st time in foster home. I showed FD that it does not bother me and when I shook the rain off, I could hear his amazement, as the water flew off my coat. Then when we got inside, he toweled me off, oh it felt so good and I let him know with my noises and kisses. He was very happy with my cooperation.
Treat lady came by which was nice, I got to watch the neighbor children play basketball through the fence. When FD comes home, I follow him upstairs, love rolling around on the bed.
August 21, 2022
A nice relaxing day, played lots of ball and a nice walk. Got up in the recliner again when FD laid on sofa.
August 20, 2022
FD off to work bright an early again, this middle of the night schedule has to be tough on him, yet you would never notice, he just loves on me so much. We played for about an hour before he left 3:30 AM. Treat lady came by at 5:30 AM and this is how she found me.
She knelt down and opened the crate and I gave her kisses. She came to feed me and play a little. So nice of her. FD came home and I followed him upstairs to roll on his bed again. It is so much fun to kick the pillows and blanket.
Ps no side effects from my medicine that I am taking for Lyme. FD is very happy and so am I.
August 19, 2022
FD went into work really early again; I got up and stretched a little and then back to sleep. Treat lady came by a few hours later and feed me breakfast and played tug and ball with me. I barked at her for hiding the ball, instead of tossing it. FD came home from work and we played ball in the backyard.
August 18, 2022
FD came home from work and I went upstairs with him and started rolling on the bed again, this sure is a fun place to roll, I am happy I found this yesterday.
August 17, 2022
FD was chasing me around the yard this morning with a plastic tray. Gross, he wants my urine, oh he said it’s for the vet. Then we went upstairs and he stood on something and then he picked me up and stood on it. He was happy and said the I gained 13lbs since he got me and I am 55.5lbs now.
He went to the vet to drop off my sample and pick up my new meds and tell them my weight. He came home and we played and played all afternoon. I rolled around on his bed, when he woke up from his nap, it was fun
August 16, 2022
Today started and went pretty normal, then FD had an old neighbor stop by to meet me. She was very nice and I showed her how I play ball and we went for a walk. While FD was walking her out, I decided to get into the trash, I found a loaf of bread, yummy, when foster dad came back in, I could tell he was concerned, apparently that loaf had some mold on it. Then FD got a phone call about me, apparently, I need some mediocre from my previous checkup. FD gave me something to try and make me vomit the bread up. He said I must have an iron stomach. He slept downstairs with me and all went well.
August 14, 2022
Sunday: it’s been nice to have FD home all day. He made a banana bread, I love bananas. He laid on the couch for a nap and decided to climb up in his recliner, it sure is comfy.
He was so happy to see it.
August 13, 2022
Treat lady came by mid-morning to let me play and a mid-day meal, yes, she has been giving me mid-day meals all week, I need to bulk up a little. My fur is growing in nicely she said. She loves my energy; she told me she foster flunked twice (Max her 1st and Marley her 9th) I know she would flunk on me too if I was there.
FD home around 3:30PM, he said he is glad that the long week is over. We laid on the floor and he gave me a new Bimbo bear for a toy (these are very rare).
We played with it and took a few selfies;
I snuck in some kisses.
August 12, 2022
Good Morning, a nice start to the day. FD was in the kitchen getting ready to leave for work and I barked at him to come see me for more kisses before he left. It was the 1st time he heard me bark. He was so happy. Lots of hugs and kisses and off he went. Treat lady came by to play and take me for a walk. FD home around 5:30PM, he needs more kisses and hugs. After dinner we went for a short walk, lots of good smells from the neighborhood pups and cats and squirrels.
August 11, 2022
A normal start today, Treat lady came by to let me out and play. FD home at 5:30PM from work, kisses and hugs. We laid on the floor watching the Field of Dreams baseball game. A nice relaxing evening, FD needed it.
August 10, 2022
FD has to work on his day off, a busy week for him. We played tug and ball for a good 45 minutes before he left. I rested peacefully till he got home at 2:00PM, kisses. FD had to go back to work at 3:30PM, he said the treat lady would be by to feed me and pick up her daughter. She took me for a short walk around the neighborhood and then I had dinner. FD home around 9:00PM, what a long day for him, I could smell. Lots of kisses and hugs. We played for an hour and then it was bed time.
August 9, 2022
FD up at 5:30 AM, kisses then breakfast and a short jaunt around the block, to stretch a little. Treat lady came by mid-morning to let me out and of course treats, can never get enough of them. FD home 3:30PM, hugs and kisses. Let’s play. His daughter came over, she sure likes her bedroom, I do as well, I lay on her rug when she is not here and FD is upstairs. I was giving her my ball to play fetch in the living room. She’s a nice person.
August 8, 2022
FD was up at 1:45AM to go to work, we played ball a little before he left, he came back home at 5:45AM to feed me and let me out, I gave him lots of kisses and we played tug and ball. At 11:00AM the other foster person came over and I let her know I was here, as I barked at her, dad has not heard me bark yet, but she did. We played and she gave me lots of treats, I am going to call her the treat lady from now on. Dad got home around 3:15PM, he smelled like he had a tough day. I gave him lots of kisses and we played ball, I made some good catches he said.
August 7, 2022
Good slow start to the day.
Foster dad went to grocery, I was so excited to see him when he got back I gave him, more kisses.
I love my tennis balls and playing keep away from dad, teasing him and turning away and then finally dropping for him to toss.
A little mischievous I was while dad was upstairs, who doesn’t like a little Maiers Italian bread. He said I was going to ruin my dinner by having this snack.
August 6, 2022
Good morning kisses for dad. I am still quick at this puzzle he says. A little tug of war before dad goes to work, he said he has a busy day today. The foster parent came by again to let me out and play, so nice of her, she says she can’t wait for me to meet Max and Marley and the previous foster Annie who is coming to visit her for a week. Dad came home, he smells like he had a busy day, kisses and jump up in his lap, that will make it all better. Oh, I got mail, let’s open it. Yeah toys, tennis balls, treats, thank you Brookline. This tennis ball is fun, too much fun, nap time.
It’s been a great 4 days to start my journey. I love my foster dad, I know he loves me, he said he is my bridge of love to my forever home.
August 5, 2022
Big stretch, dad opens the crate and I go out to potty and then breakfast, oh no, the blue puzzle dish, only slowed me down a little, I will learn this puzzle.
Back in my crate while dad goes to work. The foster parent came to check on me after 4 hours, how nice of her to let me out to potty and playtime. Back in until dad gets home, dad is home early, kisses. He loves kisses, he tells me we don’t have a lot of time, we have a vet appointment, car ride awesome.
This is a nice vet office, I like the scale, 46.8 pounds, yes, I am gaining weight, I heard them say that at the SPCA, I needed to gain weight, off to a good start. The technician is a nice man and the Dr, is sitting on the floor, reading my papers, I am gonna give her kisses too. She checks me over, very happy with my weight gain, fur growing back, nice teeth and gums, ears look good. My mammary has some masses and need further exam.
The doctor is very happy with me. Long drive home, lots of cars. Puzzle dish time, still quick to try and solve it.
A little tug of war before bed time.
August 4, 2022
Big stretches to get up, potty time.
Breakfast, quickly made sure to clean my dish. Out for a stroll around the block. Time to be a little mischievous while my foster dad is at work, yummy nuts and coconut clusters, bread, potatoes (nope don’t like potatoes) Oops a few accidents in the house. A fellow foster parent came by to check on me and clean up my messes. She is nice, I heard her on the phone telling my foster dad what I did. Dad came home a few hours later and I had tried to get into a few more things before then. He came in and knelt down and opened those arms again, I went up and gave him kisses, I know he loves kisses. All seems good, dinner and then an hour later a car ride, here’s that foster parent again, she’s walking me around her yard, lots of smells from her foster flunkies (Max and Marley) I didn’t meet them yet, but now I know their smells. Dad has picked up a crate and a bed for me. Back home, Dad sets up the crate and puts that comfy blanket in there, I go in and lay down with the door open for 30-minute nap. Bedtime, I go into my crate and sleep all night.
August 3, 2022
Daisey is a pettie 44.2 pound 13-year-old chocolate lab mix
When I came out, my new foster dad opened his arms, I went over and gave gentle kisses. Ready to leave, I climbed nicely into car and looked out window a few miles and then laid down for ride home. At home I gave the yard a good smell, then went inside and explored the downstairs and then the upstairs, yep, no hitch in this gals’ steps. I enjoyed some water and then found a blanket to lay on for a long peaceful 4-hour nap. Food, I love food, quickly made sure to clean my dish (oops a little too quickly, I hear I need a new dish called a puzzle) wonder what that will be like. A few hours later we went for a walk around the block, I hear I am excellent on the leash, a few smells and back home. Bedtime, he’s gonna sleep on the couch, while I am on my blanket. We slept a good 9 hours.
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