Seize the Daisy

Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan… and sometimes things just happen and it’s probably best to go with the flow. Currently my flow has taken me here:

a very waggy tail

This is Daisy… and as of today, she’s part of the Snail household.

I’ve half-heartedly been looking at dog adoption web sites since we lost Max, but the prospect of choosing a dog on the basis of aย  few photos and a paragraph or two of text was deeply unappealing. After all the behavioural issues we have had with challenging rescue dogs in the past and the stress of Max’s long illness, I didn’t think I had the strength to do it all again. But Daisy was different…

We first met her a couple of months ago when visiting a friend. This particular friend fosters rescue dogs and Daisy was one of her charges. She was a lovely and friendly dog, but we weren’t in the market for a new canine at the time. A week or so later someone said they wanted to adopt her and that was that, but for one reason and another the prospective adopters kept putting things off, a situation that went on for several weeks and eventually it all fell through. Poor Daisy.

So, last Thursday, knowing that I liked her, her foster mum sent me an email just to let me know that Daisy was available once again. First, we had to get Sam’s approval, but once it was clear that all was well in that department, things moved rather quickly and now it’s Monday and we have two dogs once more.

I feel very happy.

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31 Comments

  1. Awww sooo glad Daisy has come to her forever snail home xx

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  2. pat

     /  June 11, 2018

    I hope Daisy knows she’s the luckiest dog on the planet! Almost as lucky as you. Congrats!

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  3. She’s adorable! Congratulations x

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  4. Yay, she looks lovely!

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  5. Ann Pole

     /  June 11, 2018

    She was waiting for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  June 11, 2018

    She is lovely!

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  7. Well, that worked out extremely well! Daisy looks lovely and if Sam is happy too then everyone is in the right place! I’m so happy for you – we need to have an animal of our own to love and tend and give the good life to don’t we. Max would approve I’m sure! Yay!

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    • Interestingly, Sam is treating Daisy exactly like she treated Max, so all seems to be well. From the moment they met they seemed completely comfortable around each other. We had a lovely walk this evening and you’d have had a hard job guessing that she only arrived today.

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  8. I LOVE HER. I always wanted a golden cocker spaniel , but somehow had a blue roan and then a black one. One day I may finally manage to pursuade Mr E. You are a very lucky snail and Daisy is a very lucky girl.

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  9. Laurie Graves

     /  June 12, 2018

    Oh, how wonderful! Read this with a lump in my throat. Daisy looks like such a lovely, darling dog. Best to all of you! Hope to see more pictures.

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  10. Oh, she’s a darling curly brown-eyed blonde. I’m glad Daisy Snail and Sam Snail are friends already, and that she’s made an excellent start at her job of happiness in the Snail Shell.

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  11. She is cute! Good luck with your new family member.

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  12. I am so happy for you. It reminds me of these lovely sentiments:
    http://www.devpsy.org/nonscience/daisies.html

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  13. She’s a real beauty. I hope all goes well for you in both behaviour and health stakes this time round – it sounds like you’re off to a good start.

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  14. Congratulations Jan, she looks a sweetie. She should fit in very nicely with you.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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  15. How can I not love this!? My last dog was a rescue pup and was also named Daisy. She was 12 when we got her and we had her for four fun-filled years. So glad your Daisy now has a terrific home :))

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  16. Congratulations! She’s beautiful.

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  17. Wonderful!! For you, Sam (who needed a friend), and, most of all, Princess Daisy!

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  18. She looks delightful! Enjoy your new addition ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  19. I am so pleased for you and for Daisy. She will have such a lovely home. Mxxx

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  20. Aw how lovely! It was obviously meant to be ๐Ÿ™‚

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