One Year at Daisy Cottage

We are feeling a bit sentimental here at Daisy Cottage. It has been one year since we started looking for our perfect dog. The brief was a female rescue dog which was not too small and not too big, which was quite well behaved but still have a cheeky and naughty side. We started off at the RSPCA in Bradford, but the wouldn’t let you even look at a dog unless you filled out tons of forms, had a home check and an interview. They really didn’t have any dogs that suited us.

So off we popped the Dogs Trust Centre on the outskirts of Leeds. They were really welcoming and friendly and showed us all the dogs which suited our lifestyle. The first dog we took a shine to their was a lovely crossbreed called Poppy but we took her out for a walk and it upsets me to say so but we didn’t quite click, there was just something not right about me and her together.

A few more visits later and we were still looking for the perfect pooch. It was then that one of the Dogs Trust staff asked us if we wanted to take a look at the new arrivals building. The only problem being that as new arrivals these dogs had little or no history and hadn’t been tested in a home environment. But as we were planning originally on getting a puppy we weren’t too phased by potential chewing of furniture and we had no kids or other animals so that wasn’t a problem.  There wasn’t anything in the new arrivals suitable for us… But we noticed and empty kennel saying “Daisy 3-4 year old crossbreed, Tidy in her kennel” curious we asked about her. She was out with another family being walked but they didn’t get on with her. When she came back into the kennel we saw her cute face and her big ears and it was love at first sight. So we took her for a walk, and as all the families who had rejected her found out, and this being the reason she was rejected is that she pulls you better and with more enthusiasm than a lorry pulls a trailer.

We decided that she was the dog for us, we had  return to walk her a further 3 times to get to know her before we could take her home. On a sunny Saturday morning we went for lecture at Dogs Trust about helping your dog settle in and given a bag of food. And of course given a dog to bring home. I sat in the back of the car with her all the way home, and we finally welcomed her into our home.

The rest as they say is history.

 We have grown to love her to bits. She is one spoilt pooch and she has come to be my perfect companion and best friend.

Here is a video of some of the best pictures and memories from the last year.

 

Love Maddie, James and Daisy x

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2 Responses to “One Year at Daisy Cottage”


  1. 1 Saint Lover September 4, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Great video. You all are so lucky to have one another. Here’s to one year and many, many more to come!

    Cheers!

  2. 2 oopsiedaisy September 4, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Thanks. we got so lucky with her. She settled in straight away more or less, at first she would bark when she left on her own, luckily our neighbours were sympathetic. We had a child gate to stop her getting into the living room while we were out, as we were frightened when we came homeshe would charge past us and out onto he major road. She soon learnt how to jump it and so we got rid of it, and that cured the barking, turned out all she wanted to do was look out the fronmt window at the street and curl up on the sofa. And that is the most problem we had with her.


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