Joan S. just wrote to let us know that Daisy crossed the Rainbow Bridge. All of us at AFH send our condolences on her loss.
I adopted Daisy from AFH over 12 years ago. Sadly I lost her suddenly this past weekend to a mast cell tumor that had spread throughout her body. I am happy that I noticed she was not feeling well and managed to get her to the hospital before she began suffering severe pain. She had checkups every 6 months, ate the best food; I spared no expense to keep her happy and healthy because she deserved it. So I am pretty devastated to lose her so suddenly. Until the very last minute she was wagging her tail and giving people thank you kisses – just with a little less enthusiasm since she didn’t feel well. Daisy was one of the “rainbow litter” that was out at the Equestrian Center near me in Leesburg. Once I made the commitment we did everything together – obedience classes, agility, traveled across country and up to Nova Scotia for 6 weeks. She was my best buddy, my traveling partner and made every day of my life better. She is the spirit of this property where we moved together in 2008. She popped out of flower beds, chased squirrels and deer and sat for hours listening to baby birds in the bird houses as they arrived. She also became the face of The Kenyan Collection because she was so willing to pose and looked beautiful in everything. I announced her passing on our FB page this weekend since everyone got to know her through our ads and posts. The response was kind and comforting – we have a great fan base of discerning dog lovers who are more like extended family. I walked into a local bakery today and the girl behind the counter said “How are Daisy and Jackson?” I didn’t recognize her at first but she said she came to know me from an obedience school years ago and that Daisy and Jackson were rather unforgettable. Daisy certainly was unforgettable. Jackson loved her and is having a hard time with her gone. She left him food every day in her bowl and even this morning he walked over to her bowl and licked it. We will miss her terribly but wanted to thank you and AFH for giving me the opportunity and privilege to care for and love Daisy.