Today, I cleaned up the pet’s room in the side building. It is a palace; couple ol’ couches and dog beds, nice and dry and offers accessibility to the yard. When in the back yard, Petal’s little house consisted of a big cardboard box stuff with a dog bed. She liked it but Daisy sometimes destroyed it and the whole thing was a bit junky so I decided to make her a little house. I used a few old shelves, some leftover flooring from my office renovation and a couple planks of the laminate in the house. She should be nice and comfortable in there in this cold weather!
Last year (it seems like yesterday), was a tough one from a loss perspective; our first pig, Monty died early in the year while in the spring, we had to say goodbye to our Great Dane, Jack. As any pet owner knows, it is hard to lose a pet but eventually the pain eases and by late 2012, we were ready to start looking to add to our family.
Eventually, Josée found our new addition at a house in Courtenay. The mother dog was a Blue Tick Hound and the father a Great Dane / Mastiff cross. You can see some of the hound in her head profile / ears; some of the colouring of an English Mastiff and some of the big legs of both Danes and Mastiffs.
Josée asked me to come up with a name. Here is the stream of thought process: hounds…deep South (perhaps incorrectly)…Dukes of Hazzard…Daisy Duke. So, we call her Daisy. Here she is!