Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Angel Daisy

Dear Hearts and Kindred Spirits,

It has been two years since my fur-sister Daisy passed away.

She was the pride and joy of Grandma and Grandpa. She loved cuddling with my fur-brother Truffle. I never got to meet her, but Truffle has told me countless stories about her.

Back in May 2010, Mom was in the Lugano hospital. She was very sick and the doctors weren't sure what was wrong. In the meantime, in Idaho, Grandma was fighting an unforgiving form of cancer. It was a very hard time for the whole family.

On the morning of Wednesday, May 19, Dad was traveling to Lugano to visit with Mom in the hospital. He was sitting on the Flippie when he received an e-mail from Grandma.

Daisy had disappeared the previous Saturday. Grandpa and his friends had been looking for her frantically since then. In Grandma's own words:

"Tuesday, Grandpa went looking again. He found Daisy by the creek, at Fish Glade. She had been kicked in the head, probably by a moose. It seems clear that she died immediately.

We buried her where Dad found her, by the big stump on the property line next to the unburned burn pile on this side of the creek.

We have been crying and crying and having trouble getting everything into perspective. It is all too much.

Had a dream [the prior] Saturday night that a big black hearse was driving up from the cabin end of the pasture. In my dream I thought, Daisy is dead.

We thought she might have died down in the valley and searched for her there as well as elsewhere.

Tuesday night [in my dreams], I saw Daisy alive as alive could be. She burst into the bedroom and was so happy to see us. Then I woke up.

Truffle is staying close to us and getting lots of cuddles."

Dad burst into tears on the Flippie and, later that day, did a very poor job of breaking the news to Mom. It was not an easy task.

Two months later, Mom's health was restored through a major surgery that solved all of her medical problems. Grandma's cancer, however, was different.

In the fall, Grandma joined Angel Daisy in Heaven.

Rest in peace, Angel Daisy, and please continue to cuddle Grandma. And please keep an eye on Truffle and me.



  1. Im so sorry Daisy, looks like she was an amazing dog

    urban hounds

  2. Losing a beloved fur-child like that is never easy... and what a lovely way to remember, not only Miss Daisy, but your Grandma today.

    Many hugs,
    Milo, Dixie and Shelle

  3. Momma got all sniffly when she read your post. We're very sorry about Daisy and your Grandma. I'm sure they're snuggling together right now.

  4. There is water leaking from my eyes. It is a beautiful remembrance.

  5. What a heartfelt story. It is always hard to lose someone.

  6. What a beautiful tribute to Angel Daisy. We bet she and your Grandma are happy together now. Hugs!

  7. That is so sad with regards to Daisy. So glad you remember her.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. This touches a place in my heart that understands.

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. Dear Tootsie,

    Thank you for sharing this story of Daisy and your grandma. I'm glad those hard times are behind you now. Everyone gets to go on The Last Great Adventure one day and at least your grandma and Daisy are travelling in good company.

    It's good your mama is out of trouble too. You know what you have to do Tootsie. Cuddle lots and keep wagging. Love and peace on this special day to you, your mama and papa and Truffle too x

  10. Tears are falling from our eyes, because we know they are falling from yours.
    So many peoples that we never get to know in bloggy land, have hurts and times they had to say goodbye to those they love, and its so hard... and I wanted to say I am sorry about Angel Daisy and your Grandma..... and I cannot see the keys anymore, but I also wanted to say- "hold paws and hands Daisy and Grandma" up there at the Rainbow Bridge... and wait for all of us- because we will all see you someday.

  11. I am so sorry for both the loss of Daisy and later your Grandma. I'm sure they are taking care of each other. I love the picture. what a great memory.

  12. Dear Tootsie, thank you for telling us about Daisy and Grandma. It is clear from this beautiful letter that they were much loved and their time on earth was good. Our precious lost ones remain with us in spirit, and so can still bring us pleasure.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie (and Gail).

  13. Destined to be together...blessings to you.


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