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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Daisy, Goodbye

DAISY
November 22, 1992 - July 21, 2006

We recently lost Daisy, our Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She died of a tumor on her heart but was still active until just before her death. Millions of viewers of our PBS TV show, Stokes Birds At Home, knew Daisy. She appeared in many episodes of the TV show and in the rolling credits at the end of each episode, where she ran down our garden path towards the camera as Lillian called, "Daisy Come!". Here are some photos in her memory and as a celebration of her life.

She was the cutest puppy ever, and actually was a show dog for the first year of her life.

She had a good sense of humor and was always up for any fun activity. Here she is posing next to a "Snow Corgi" that we made.

High on the list of her favorite activities was ball playing. Corgis are herding dogs and this is a great activity for them. A well exercised Corgi is a happy Corgi, our breeder told us.

Daisy received lots of hugs and gave lots of love in return.

"Daisy, sit! Good dog". We took her to dog school for two years, where we became trained. Being herding dogs, Corgis need a job and obedience training is a good job for them. Not to mention, if you don't train them, they will train you and herd you into a corner.

We once had a Golden Retriever who would carry a toy around for hours. Daisy, on the other hand, would demolish her chew toys and remove the sqeakers in minutes.

She loved going for a walk, or any activity that began with "let's go". She was always happy to ride in a canoe, ride in the car, or stay with us at a hotel. It made her a very easy dog to travel with. She travelled to 30 states with us.

Her happy smiles would melt your heart, and the hearts of others. Even our friends who did not like dogs, liked Daisy.

She was an athletic dog who could run fast and turn on a dime and loved chasing her frisbee.

She could also be a cuddly puppy and snuggle in your arms.

She loved the outdoors and life at Bobolink Farm.

Even when she was lying down, she always kept an eye on us. Sometimes we felt she could read our minds.

Every day we were with her, she brought a smile to our faces.

Daisy was part of our family and we miss her terribly. She was part of our lives for almost 14 years. She will always live on in our hearts. Goodbye, Daisy.

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