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Ani

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Recently my step-mom and dad's bischon, Daisy passed unexpectedly.

I am in my mid-twentines and my mom got Daisy when I was a junior in high school, and I lived with my parents, and Daisy, and my shih tzu Snickers til I was 20. Not long after I moved out, my folks moved about 200 miles away. The kept Snicks because Daisy and Snicks were so close that it would be cruel to separate them. I saw my parents and the dogs every few months, but am now engaged (and have another dog) and never really thought much about Daisy.

Recently, after suffering a concussion, my parents found out that Daisy had a brain tumor, though it was unclear how severe it was. Poor Daisy, at only 7 years old, was blind in one eye and having balance difficulties. The doctors were convinced that Daisy would recover and maybe even regain her eyesight, but this past weekend, she was in so much pain that she could not even get up, and my dad said Snickers spent every minute laying next to her wimpering softly and nudging her. They took her to the vet again and came to the conclustion that she was just too far gone and it was best to let her pain end.

Daisy was never my dog, and in fact, she was very talented at annoying me and pushing my buttons. But ever since my dad called me to tell me what happened, I cant stop crying. I feel like a piece of me has been ripped out. I cry for her suffering, I cry for Snickers' confussion at where she has gone, I cry for my step-mom's loss, I even cry for my loss. I always just assumed Daisy would be there. 7 years old seems so young, even for a dog.

I just dont know how to get over it, and I think it is even harder since my family is so far away. I feel so incredibly helpless.
I thought maybe talking about it might help.



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I am so sorry for you loss of Daisy.  I do think that no matter where you were you would still feel the pain of losing Daisy because she was so close to your family and to Snicks. 

 

I did want to mention that for your parents to give lots and lots of attention to Snicks since he lost his pal and needs support too.  When I lost my Allie I also had 2 other dogs and home and I know that they felt so much pain too.  I always tried to be very positive around them and cheerful even though I didn't feel that way.  It was important to the animals and it also helped me too. 

 

Please know that Daisy is now in a wonderful place full of nothing but love.  She will always remain in your hearts and memories.  One day you all will be reunited. 

 

Love and hugs,

Allie's Mom

Janet

 

 

Ani

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Thanks so much. The support helps soooo much.

My dad did say that the vet told him the best thing they can do for Snickers is to give him as much attention as possible, so dad has been taking him to the office with him. And this weekend they are all comming down here and we are taking Snickers and my schnauzer, Chelsea, to the beach while the weather is still warm.

Daisy was just such a little goofball and a ham (Anyone thats ever had a bichon frise knows what I mean:)) When me or my mom were upset Daisy would do everything in her power to make us laugh, including jumping on the coffee table and then accidentally on purpose falling off of it again. Everytime I get upset, I just imagine her acting like a little clown like she used to.



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I am so glad that you will be giving Snickers extra attention and taking Snickers to the beach. 

 

Just hearing about Daisy made me laugh thinking about her being a goofball and always making you laugh.  What a great personality she had.  I've never had a dog that was a goofball.  I can't wait to hear more stories about Daisy as she sounds like she was loaded with personality. 

 

I hope you all have a great time at the beach.

 

Love and hugs,

Allie's Mom

Janet

Ani

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She was definatly a clown;)

When she was a puppy, she was begging for something (can't remember what) and stood up on her hind legs, then lost her balance and fell over. Of course we all laughed at her, so from then on, if someone needed a laugh she would stand up, then lean to one side, then the other, then fall over. She'd lay on the ground for a bit, and then look up to make sure everyone was laughing at her.

Also, about a year after we got her, my dad adopted a 4 week old kitten (the poor kitten was taken by the aspca after his owner had neglected his mom and siblings. Corky (the cat) was the only survivor) and Daisy adopted him as her puppy. She would pin him down to bathe him, and taught him how to chase toys and so on.

When they got a bit bigger, the two would team up to get in to mischief. We couldnt figure out how the dogs were always getting food off the countertops, til one day, my dad and I pretended to leave and then watched through the living room window. Daisy would walk through the kitchen on her hind legs sniffing along the counter tops. Corky would wait for her, and as soon as she smelled something good (in this case some chicken that was thawing) she sat down. Corky then jumped up on the counter and used his head to push the food on to the floor and after Daisy ripped the package open, they would both enjoy the meal (well, until we barged in and yelled at them)

If anyone ever scolded Daisy, Corky would come up and let out an angry meow and start hitting the person's ankle with his paw. And if someone scolded Corky, Daisy would get between the person and the cat and growl. They were quite a duo. I've never seen anything like it in my life.
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