Daisy was my foundation bitch. I bought her from Bob and Arden LeBlanc (Hickory Ridge Kennel) in 1991. She was my introduction to the breed. What a wonderful gal she was!
I took Daisy to my first Border Terrier National Specialty. She won the Best in Sweepstakes! At the time, I was not really aware of the importance of this win.
Daisy won many AKC titles: Championship (conformation), Companion Dog (obedience), Open Standard and Jumper (Agility), Junior Earthdog (hunting), Canine Good Citizenship and Therapy Dog. Because had proven her ability to attain titles in many different types of competition, she was recognized by the Border Terrier Club of America and earned a Versatility Award.
She was smart as a whip and twice as sweet! Dasiy has given me many wonderful offspring. All of my dogs go back to her. By far, she is my heart dog. Daisy celebrated her 18th birthday in 2009.
I had to say good-bye to my first Border Terrier, Daisy. She would have been 19 years old in June, 2010. She had a large mass (cancer) in her abdomen. Since I did not want her to suffer, we put her to sleep on Thursday, March 4th; my birthday and anniversary. I think Daisy wanted to make sure I thought of her at least once a year. She had become such a part of my life. She always made sure to let us know when it was time to get up, get fed, and go to bed. I miss her but I know she is in a better place. I am glad to have this grand old dam's progeny to comfort me.
We can hardly see through our tears
Having lost our heart dog of many years.
Today we sent our darling Daisy
somewhere she had to go,
where pain and sickness she won’t know.
Daisy was the dog of many firsts
She was our first Border Terrier
Our first champion; our first dam
She held a Silver Register of Merit
And a Versatility Award
She’s been with us since she was a pup
But, today we had to give her up.
She was sick; we both knew it
And we didn’t want her to suffer.
Today we sent our best friend of many years
To a happy place where love has no tears.