Our White Boxer, Daisy
(St Paul, MN)
We adopted Daisy from Boxer Rescue in 2002. We fell in love with her when we looked into her soulful brown eyes. She was a pretty White Boxer with the most adorable spots on her expressive ears.
We knew that Boxers have particular health issues, and she was diagnosed with lymphoma just six weeks ago. Four bouts of chemo wore her out and she gradually stopped eating and drinking. She lost weight so quickly and was starting to sleep in different rooms, and eventually she was lying under the lilacs till we could coax her in the house. Our hearts broke as we noticed the signs of her declining health.
Daisy was our princess. She was the best car companion and she loved to camp. Wonderful memories were made on our road trips, pet friendly hotels and inns, and movie night. She was a fan of popcorn. Daisy and I would dance our Friday night dance because we were excited for the weekend.
Daisy slept with us every night. When our arms went around her, she would heave a big sigh of contentment. She loved to burrow on chilly nights.
This afternoon, we had to let our little girl go.
It hurt to say good-bye. It hurt worse to see her suffer.
We love you, Daisy Maisy. See you on the other side.