Daisy is a 13-year-old owner relinquishment for personal reasons. She is up to date on vaccinations, hw-/fe-, and has had a dental.
At 13, Daisy has a bit of a hitch in her gitalong, but that doesn’t slow her down. She loves to be outside and loves to walk. We have put her on anti-inflammatories, and she is feeling much more comfortable. Daisy is sweet and loving to her humans, and is perfectly house and crate trained. Inside, she wants nothing more than to have her head patted and her rear end skritched. However, she is anxious in new situations, and is easily intimidated, so a quiet home with no young children or rambunctious dogs would be ideal. Give her a few days to settle in, and she will be a sweet and easygoing companion. Will you offer Daisy a soft landing in her golden years?
An update from Daisy's foster mom: Daisy gets along with our resident Sheltie, Stella, and Stella seems to get along with her. Daisy is funny -- when she feels like it is really time to eat and I must need to be reminded — she goes to the refrigerator and paws it. We swear that she has a little alarm clock in her belly, letting me know that her "alarm" has gone off and it's food time. She knows that the meal starts there when I get the yogurt to put on her kibble. Of course, she always tries to move the time earlier and earlier. Once I grab the yogurt, she’s bouncing around and herding me to the utility room where the eating happens! I feed Daisy and Stella side by side without any problem. When I say "out" or "eat" or "walk", she does the play posture and bounces around, ready to go.
Daisy was our hero the other day! We were out on a walk (Stella, Daisy and I) when I saw two big, male dogs that had gotten out of their yard. I immediately turned around and started walking away. Unfortunately they saw us and started coming towards us. As they got closer, Daisy would turn and growl at them. They would back off a little but still approach. After about 3 or 4 more growls from Daisy they gave up and turned away. I got Stella and Daisy back home and then went, with leashes, to see about these dogs and fortunately their owner had corralled them and put them safely back in their yard.
Daisy is somewhat hard of hearing, but I think it is more selective. When she’s outside, at the gate, checking the neighborhood, I call her name and her ears twitch back but she just ignores me!
Daisy also paws the door, any door, when she wants to go out and will paw the door to be let back in. Outside she enjoys watching and barking at people and dogs walking up and down the street. She also enjoys just laying next to the door, soaking up the sunshine. But, overall she is mostly a quiet Sheltie. She will bark when the mail arrives. Stella (our resident Sheltie) goes barking and charging to the door. Daisy rarely joins Stella in the charge, preferring to stay comfortably behind, but joining in the barking. Daisy enjoys playing with toys. She runs excitedly to the door for our walks. She's been an easy foster.
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