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Sunday 3 December 2023

Daisy

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.



49 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a cutie! And such great photos!

DJan said...

She is so adorable! Thank you for sharing Daisy with your followers, especially me! :-)

aurora said...

What a cutie! Our puppy (Yellow Lab) just turned 5 and still wears us out :))

Billie Jo said...

What an absolutely precious pup! I love each photo more than the one before!!! Dogs bring so much joy to our lives. Especially when they believe they aren't dogs at all. : )

Boud said...

She's lovely, can't take a bad pic. And yes, a puppy is time and energy consuming.

Liz Hinds said...

She is a delight! George went to his death believing he was human.

Maebeme said...

Daisy is simply adorable. The photo of her front paws up watching the cookie making made me laugh.
She's definitely found her people.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

She must be an absolute joy! I love the photo of her looking out the door ! so so cute

Debbie said...

awwww yes, she is a young child, disguised as a puppy!! she is adorable, energetic and filled with personality...

i enjoyed/loved the story but that last picture really tells the whole tale!!

NGS said...

Puppies are so sweet! And so much work!

We got our dog when she was 2ish and that was the perfect age for us, but I do sometimes wonder what she looked like when she was a puppy.

Lorrie said...

Glad you're enjoying Daisy! She is a pretty dog.

Anvilcloud said...

She's so darn cute, but if I had to have a dog, and thank goodness I don't, it would have to be a mature one.

MARY G said...

She's a love. I know what you mean about the time investment. I have raised three dogs from pups and would not try it again at my age. But I certainly do have a wistful feeling when I read about Daisy.

Bill said...

Daisy is such a cutie and very pretty.

Elephant's Child said...

She is totally gorgeous. And of course she doesn't realise she is a dog.

photowannabe said...

You made me smile at your last comment. I agree that those precious pups really don't know they are dogs.
Love the photo of Daisy poking her nose into the cookie making business. Too cute.
I love her sweet face and makes me miss our "granddogger" too. Such personality.
Sue

Helen said...

I can see why you have fallen in love with Daisy, Marie, right from that wonderful first image!

margi said...

She is adorable and cute! Lovely photos!

Red said...

It's a challenge to train a dog but it is worth it.

Joanne Noragon said...

A beautiful little dog.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Puppies are my weakness. I really enjoyed these photos. I am a cat-owning dog person. I know that it’s just not practical for me to own a dog, but I really love them. What a cutie pie you added to your family.

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Jim and Barb's Adventures said...

Reading about and see your pictures of Daisy really makes me miss our Bailey. She was our golden and probably the most loving dog we ever had. Your Daisy is just beautiful.

Aritha V. said...

This one is so cute. Those eyes...

Thank you for sharing this.

Granny Sue said...

Love your Daisy! Our Daisy is a yellow lab, and getting elderly and stiff. We have enjoyed her companionship for many years. Our new dog, Buddy, is a mix of yellow lab and Setter. As you noted, he is almost too much for us old people! So energetic. I have had a tumble and a few bruises because if his energy, but he is, thankfully, beginning to settle down. A very good boy, but whew!

Granny Sue said...

Oh man, just wrote a long reply tbat vanished! Ah well, such is Blogger. Love your Daisy, though. She's a real doll baby.

Black Knight said...

Daisy is an adorable and cute dog. And long time ago, when I was born, Daisy was also the name of my grandpa's dog.
I would like to have a dog but our home is "full" of cats!

acorn hollow said...

She sounds very smart to be that far along in her training. And she is pretty sweet too.
Cathy

eileeninmd said...

Daisy is a beautiful puppy dog! She sounds like a joy to have around.
Puppies can be a lot of work, I hope your friend finds a dog that is just right for her. Adorable photos. Take care, have a great day!

The Padre said...

Lovely Paws Posting Today - And All Of Those Photos - Life Is Better With Puppy Breath In The House

Cheers

DUTA said...

She's a beauty; enjoy her companion!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Training a dog is very exhausting work! Daisy is just precious, so very adorable - I do believe dogs think they are one of us, indeed, LOL!

Catarina said...

: ))))
She just couldn't take one more step!!
She is very cute.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

She is a beautiful dog. You have taken fantastic pictures to tell her story.

John's Island said...

Hi Marie, Love this post about Daisy.๐Ÿ˜Š That first image is a down-right award winner! ๐Ÿ˜Š What a sweet dog and, you are probably right … she doesn’t know she’s a dog. ๐Ÿ˜Š Great post!

J. S. Vila said...

This is a lovely dog. I knows that he gives a lot of love to the family. This is very joyfull. Have a nice month.

Shammickite said...

Is Georgie still around?

Marie Smith said...

Shammickite,

Sadly Georgie died last November. We miss her terribly. We are glad to have Daisy in the family now though. Marie

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Cutest dog ever!! The first photo is heart-melting!

Breathtaking said...

Hello:=)

Daisy is a beautiful puppy dog. Curious about everything and clearly very affectionate All your photos of her are lovely, especially the first one which melts ones heart You are both so lucky.
Sonjia

MELODY JACOB said...

Daisy, the six-week-old Golden Retriever grand-dog, sounds like a bundle of joy and entertainment. Spending time with her during walks and caring for her must bring lots of happiness to your family.

The Happy Whisk said...

Miss Daisy is too cute. Bittersweet looking at her.
Now that Wiggy is gone, all pup pictures are bittersweet for me.

Love the picture of Daisy running.
Too stinkin' cute.

Stewart M said...

What a great looking dog! Lots of walks to come I suspect!

Have fun!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Lea said...

Lovely post!
Daisy is beautiful!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Such a great looking dog. Who wouldn’t fall in love?

Chris said...

Such a lovely pup, we've just lost our 14 1/2 year old cockapoo Nell, 24th Sept we're broken hearted.

Danielle L Zecher said...

Daisy is so adorable! I'm glad she's in your life. It's so cute how hard puppies sleep after they've been on an adventure.

baili said...

Oh this was HEARTWARING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

your words shine with her love and the bond you have started to share with her !

special thanks for incredibly BEAUTIFUL shots !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
they just made my day dear Marie
life is all about soul if soul is pure no matter which body it takes on it shows her true colors that touch us deeply!
congrats for such wonderful sharing!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks for sharing these photos of your grand puppy, Daisy, as she is certainly a charmer especially when wanting to help with the cookie making!