Last month we lost Miss Daisy. Daisy was a cherished Bischon Frise sharing her life with Dawn, an elderly beneficiary of Cherished Pets Foundation and one of our originals in our community pet care project.
Since 2015 Dawn & Daisy have been receiving our home pet care assistance, including her volunteers, Chrissy, Jan, Chelsea, Abbey and Sally, who regularly visited to take Daisy for her much loved walks, and monthly visits from Glenda, our Community Vet Nurse who oversaw all things health and wellness for Daisy. They were an easy pair to love and care for.
In return, Dawn has become a very active member of our CP community, creating and making beautiful crafts and cards for us to sell, and also acting as a community ambassador, singing our praises, advocating for us to receive donations from our community, and rallying volunteers. Dawn & Daisy were regulars at our events and we all feel like one big family.
Daisy was a true star. She loved posing for the camera and as such became known as our Foundation ‘Covergirl,’ appearing on our brochures, banners, presentations and on Channel 10’s Pooches at Play program. Dawn and Daisy also featured in our CPF promotional video that was created for us by Moo Media in 2016 and they received a special visit from international guests in 2018 that led to a photo in the Geelong Advertiser!
Daisy loved a social gathering and attended almost every event we ever held. Her endearing, cheeky nature was loved by all, and she in turn loved Dawn the most. The two were inseparable and for Dawn, life revolved around Daisy.
At 12 years of age, Daisy was taken way too soon, succumbing to cancer, and our CP Family is still reeling. Dawn, her beautiful human, is lost without her. “It’s like she was a part of me”, is how Dawn described life without her in the days following her passing. We are staying close to Dawn who is desperate to find another Bischon companion through the rescue networks. All we can say is that the Bischon who finds a way to life with Dawn, will be the luckiest dog ever!
Thank you to everyone who was part of the Daisy Story: Natalie, Glenda, Jan, Chrissy, Chelsea, Abbey, Sally, the CP Team, Belllarine Vets.
Daisy passed peacefully at home, on Dawn’s lap, and surrounded by love on the afternoon of Friday 16th August 2019. She is buried at a family home and is forever in our hearts.