A Tribute to the Queen

As founder of Daisy’s Place, this is the hardest post I’ve ever had to write.  I grieve the loss of each of our Daisy Dogs as they are all so special.  On July 1st I said goodbye to our first official Daisy Dog and my forever girl, Magnolia.  There are no words to describe the joy she brought to my life and the lives all of who knew her – and even to many who never met her in person but fell in love with her on the internet.  Magnolia was truly a gift from God.  When Magnolia was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in September of 2012, my husband, Micheal, and I were devastated but determined to do everything we could to keep our precious grey muzzle healthy for as long as possible.  Throughout multiple surgeries, various treatments including chemo and weekly radiation, Magnolia’s tail never stopped wagging and she always had a big smile and nose nibbles for all she met.  Known as “The Queen” by many, Magnolia became an inspiration to others whose beloved fur babies were ill and also to those who were considering opening their hearts and home to a grey muzzle.  Sadly, we finally reached a point where Magnolia’s body just couldn’t keep up with her amazing spirit.  She began showing signs of suffering as the cancer had spread throughout her lungs.  Micheal and I were blessed with almost six joy filled years with Magnolia – the last two made even more special because we knew our time may be limited and so we cherished every moment.  Magnolia began her journey to the rainbow bridge surrounded by love – her amazing oncologist, Dr. Kerry Rissetto from Charleston Veterinary Referral Center, came to our house so Magnolia’s last moments on earth could be spent in her home with her family.  As my heart is aching over this almost unbearable loss, I’m reminded that the pain is so great because the love we shared was so deep.  Magnolia was my best friend, my heart and my greatest inspiration.  Thank you all for your prayers, love and support and most of all, thank you for loving these precious grey muzzles.

Much love and many blessings,

Melissa aka Auntie M

Run Free at the Rainbow Bridge Sweet Violet

Another beautiful soul has joined the Daisy Angels. Sweet Violet aka Lady Vi Belle went to the rainbow bridge yesterday (March 29th). Violet was the loved and cherished fur daughter of our dear friend and adopter, Jim Johnson. Many will remember Violet, she was a long time resident at Daisy’s Place until she found her forever dad, Jim. She was dearly loved by her foster parents, Kate and Gaylen, but when she finally found Jim, we knew she was HOME. From the moment Violet and Jim met, it was love at first sight and for two years she lived the life of luxury as a pampered Southern Belle. Violet had a series of health issues and received the very best medical care thanks to her loving dad. She was a gentle old soul who loved everyone and became the grandmother to Jim’s other rescue fur babies – including small pups and kittens. We’re so very grateful that Violet was so well loved and she went to the rainbow bridge peacefully with her dad by her side. Two years may seem like a relatively short time, but for Violet it was a lifetime and she went to the bridge knowing that she’s a cherished family member. Violet will live on in the hearts and memories of all who knew and loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim as he grieves the loss of his beloved Violet.

February and March 2014 Adoptions

Sweet Ellie Mae found her forever home with her foster mom, Heather, and dad, Michael, on Valentines Day 2014!
Holly found her forever mom, Ginny, on March 1st!
Gracie found her forever home with mom, Martie, and dad, Michael, on March 19th!
Tyler is living the good life with his forever mom, Jennifer! She took him into her heart and home on March 19th!

Daisy Dogs Who Found Their Home for the Holidays and Forever!

Wow, it was a busy holiday season for the Daisy Dogs!  So many found their home for the holidays and forever – we’re a bit behind in updating our Daisy Family on the good news!  Here are some of our Daisy Dogs who started the new year in their loving forever home!

Colby with his BFF Kendal
Callie with her forever mom, Brittany, and dad, James
Daisy with her forever dad, Steve
Otis with his forever mom, Robin, and his BFF, Park
Jessie with her BFF, Casey