Saturday, September 30, 2006

Saga of a Dog

Amidst a little human trepidation, Daisy the Dog came to live with us. (Would the landlord let her stay? Would she behave well? Would the cats accept her?) The landlord seemed ready to let her stay. A few quirks aside, she was wonderfully impressively sweetly joyfully well-behaved. The cats were healthily wary of her but warming up quickly. Yesterday, Piper took a nap with me, with Daisy on the bed. Today, Nina finally emerged from the bathroom.

But Daisy the Rescued One-Year-Old Dog has allergies. To cats? Her nose swelled up with hives, along with her ears and her legs. She rubbed her face and chewed her legs. We gave her benadryl, and the hives went away. But logic and a sense of responsibility remained, and we reluctantly admitted that if something happened to her that couldn't be fixed with occasional benadryl, we just couldn't afford to fix it. And Daisy the Dog deserves the assurance of emergency veterinary attention.

So Daisy returns today to her original rescuer, Eric's brother, and his wife who loves Daisy and his sons who love Daisy and his dog who loves to play with Daisy, who will no doubt be known once again by her alias, Bailey. And they will take good care of her.

But we're still sad.


Blogger erin said...

oh. that's sad. but at least you'll be able to visit daisy once in a while...

10/01/2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Actually, it sounds like Eric's brother isn't keeping her after all. He thinks he's found a home for her with one of his coworkers.

On the bright side, it was kind of nice, during my busy day today, not to worry about walking and playing with a dog. I think our life really isn't ready for a dog yet. But I fell in love with Daisy pretty hard.

10/01/2006 11:57 PM  

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