Our new Golden Retriever grand-dog, Daisy was six weeks old when she joined our daughter’s family about two months ago. We have spent time with her, including numerous walks, sometimes with her alone when she is in our care, or with our daughter and/or the children. Regardless of the circumstances, Daisy always is entertaining.
When we walk the Confederation Trail, Daisy walks off-lead and really enjoys running around.
When I am in the rear, taking photos, Daisy runs back and forth between us, just checking in.
Along the boardwalk, which is much more crowded, Daisy is on lead which she does well with too.
Wherever she is, she eats leaves, chews sticks, and requires constant vigilance.
After a walk, any mat becomes a bed for a snooze, even if space is at a premium.
Daisy’s least favourite part of any day is when the children leave for school. She watches as they wait for the bus and when it leaves, she whines. The dog always welcomes them enthusiastically when they return.
This past weekend, Daisy and our grandchildren visited on Saturday. I took photos while their grandfather made cookies with the children. Daisy managed to poke her head into the scene too. She would not be denied.
I can understand why many seniors look for an older dog when they want a canine companion. The time, energy and patience required to train a pup is a huge investment. A friend’s dog recently died
and she is looking for an older rescue dog, like the previous one.
My husband and I are happy to have Daisy in our lives. She brings unconditional love, companionship, fur and ultimately returns home. She is as sweet as she is beautiful. However, we’re not sure she knows she’s a dog.