Oopsie Mummy

Oh my gosh! I guess it has been a long time since we posted on here., 2 whole years. I wish I could say things have been busy but this is not really true. Well I guess one of my resolutions for the new year should have been to update my blogs. Oh deary, well here goes I promise to update more.

Not much has changed here at Daisy Cottage despite advancing a couple of years it has done nothing to dampen Daisy’s spirit for life and mischeif, or the volume of her voice, much to the dismay of the neighbours. She has gained a slight addiction to having increasing amounts of cuddles, which frankly is just fine with me.

More from me and Daisy coming later…





Long time no post

… Gosh I didn’t realise how long it had been since I had posted anything on here. No excuses really, just plain laziness.

So what has gone on in the world of Daisy cottage? Things are going pretty well, Daisy has no been with us for 2 years and 2 months, wow has it really been so long!?! Daisy is doing good, she has lost a little weight and she looks wonderful. I think I am going to start eating Autarky it seems to make you long and lean and have shiny hair, all of which I am lacking.

She still hogs too much room in bed, although she hasn’t actually pushed me out for a while. She does make a great hot water bottle though she regulates the temperature in the bed wonderfully, when it is cold she comes under the covers, when it starts to get to hot she gets out and she doesn’t go freezing cold in the middle of the night like a conventional hot water bottle.

We went on the Dogs Trust waggy walks and she did wonderfully, she was really calm and showed no aggression, I think she loved walking in a huge pack.

She does sometimes get up to mischief though. A couple of weeks ago I was up all night with her keeping an eye on her after she ate a pack of cough sweets, luckily they just contained sugar, but I was up all night making sure she was not going into hypoglycemic shock. She worries me sometimes.

And we also found put Daisy loves the snow, she likes nothing better than walking along shovelling it up with her nose, and she loves catching snowballs, so much so that each time she went into the garden she was bouncing about on her hind legs ready to jump and do a backflip and catch a snowball.

Any I promise to post more regularly in future…

Maddie and Daisy too x

It’s Lubberly out there

The bank holiday weekend weather tempted us out of the house and up to the Yorkshire Dales for fun and frolics of a water based nature. We packed Daisy into the back of the car and headed to the hills. The closer we got to the hills the more excited she got, she got so excited in the car it was as though she was trying to say “Look, a giant play park for dogs, let me out, let me out!”

On Friday we went to Leyburn for breakfast and a look around the market, and Daisy even got fed some bits of scone by dog phobic Nana Sue. We then went to Aysgarth Falls, see the pics below, but it was a little too fast flowing for dog paddling, so she had to be content with foraging in the woods.

Sunday morning bright and early we headed up to Malham and visited Goredale Scar where Daisy was happy to explore all the fresh water stream being fed by the waterfall in the Scar. I think she drank a little too much as when she gotb ack in the car she put her head between the two front seats and gave out an almighty echoing burp.

The yesterday she went swimming in the stream in the village and today has been to run riot on the football fields. Not surprisingly she is a tired but rather contented little pooch.

Daisy’s New Ball

1 dog + new ball + tennis court = mayhem


She doesn’t like frosty feet

The weather has been so cold lately and Daisy isn’t keen on  going out in the cold. Despite having a nice snugly warm winter coat she hates it, she is even reluctant to go out in the garden to “do her business”. She doesn’t like going out in it one bit. And as for the snow, she really didn’t like that it was far too slippy for her to walk in, it all got compacted into ice and she was terrified of falling.

She has also taken to sleeping downstairs, normally she sleeps at the foot of our bed but has taken to making a little nest in the blankets and cushions on the sofa and sleeping down there at night. Which I for one am not going to complain about as she is keeping out of my way and leaving me with more room to spread out on the bed.

Maddie and Daisy

An Update

It has been a while since anything was posted here. Mostly down to laziness, some of it due to the fact it is winter and all the exciting summer adventures are a distant memory as living in one of the wettest parts of the country means that all the great walkies spots are water logged.

On the 9 November it was Daisy’s GOTCHA day. It doesn’t seem like she has been here for a year already as time has flown by so fast, but in other senses she is so settled it seems like she has been here forever. We have really enjoyed her being about, she is so full of fun and constantly makes us laugh, and has been an invaluable companion to me while I have been ill. Let’s hope we have many more years of love with Daisy.

Daisy went for her boosters and her check up. She was good as gold and let the vet poke and prod at her, and just sat and went along with it all so graciously. The thing that slightly puzzled me was the was saying “She is getting broad in the back, Staffies get like that”. What does that mean? Is that meaning she if fat, that she is being true to her staffy heritage? She is already on meager rations as it is as she was getting a little weighty but she has lost weight and you can see and feel her ribs and everything. But this has left me paranoid about what i should do about her.

Daisy still loves her daily walks but she has still never gotten over her phobia of other dogs. I don’t think she ever will, but we still love her to bits.

Maddie, James and Daisy

On Ilkla Moor baht ‘at?!

It was a sunny old morning so we decided to take Daisy to a new place to explore. So we got her in the car and took her Ilkley Moor. It is only a few miles away and she was excited before she was even out of the car. She ran most of the way up the hill to the middle of the rocks, bouncing in and out of the heather, taking in all the new sights and smells.

We then climbed to the moorland at the top of the rocks, just in time for the sun to come out. Daisy had tons of fun running along in and out of the puddles and generally going round in circles. She then had a sniff around all the way back down to the car park even taking time to check out the top of a large boulder.

Hopefully she enjoyed exploring a new place in the sunshine, I know I did.

Love Maddie and Daisy x