The Hardest Goodbye

This morning at around 2 a.m. we said our final farewells to Daisy.

Last night she had a incident that scared Gino and I so much so that we woke Isabel and drove to the 24 veterinary for answers. After an exam and a consultation we decided that it was best for her to be laid to rest. It was the hardest goodbye but the best decision for her.

Daisy Espinoza
February 20th 2003 – September 9th 2016

April 2003
Her first night with her forever family.

June 2003
Our girl is growing like a weed.

Early 2004
Not sure of the month but it was before “sister” Dakota passed away in April.

August 27, 2005

August 27, 2005

May 2006
Her “what did I do wrong face” classic look.

May 31, 2006
Classic dopey look.

February 20, 2007
Happy 4th birthday Daisy!

October 10th 2007
Sporting a new sweater handmade from our friend Sarah.

October 9, 2008
Do I see some white there?

November 2008
Her favorite spot. The top of the stairs.

January 30th, 2009
Her favorite bed with her favorite blanket.

December 2010.

December 25, 2011
Christmas day.

February 20, 2013
Happy 10th birthday Daisy!

August 12, 2014
“Cottage cheese” chest.

December 25, 2014
Christmas day and new outfit and collar for our girl.

April 2016
Our “tail-gater” around the house.

May 11, 2016
A rare photo, since she started hating getting her picture taken.

She will be missed. She was a great dog, even with all her odd quirks. Goodbye, Girl.

Daisy Espinoza
February 20th 2003 – September 9th 2016

That Face

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I haven’t mentioned Daisy in a few months and thought I’d share about what’s been going on with her. It’s all good.

She will be 13 years old this year.

She’s doing very well health wise. She has all her teeth and her eye sight is still there. However, she has lost her hearing. We noticed small changes at the beginning of last year and by the middle of summer it was gone. Her loss of hearing makes it easier for us to do normal things that would have frightened her before, like vacuuming. However other things scare the pee out her (literally) like vibrations and earth shaking movements. Hearing loss will do that to you.

She also has a small heart murmur, which has gotten bigger since the last visit to the vet. Monitoring it as she gets older will help. For now, she’ll cough and wheeze if she gets to excited. So keeping her calm is key.

She also has stiff hips (maybe early arthritis the vet says) so we have her on a mild anti-inflammatory. Which really helps. She has a pep to her step on most days. Which is really cute because she actually gets her old toys out and you can “see” the young pup again. We’ve also heard her drag her back feet and we’ve given her the nickname “granny slippers” because that’s what she sounds like.

So that’s about it for our old girl.

We hope her remaining years are just as great as her pup years. She’s been a great dog even with all her funny quirks and habits.

Technical Diffuculties

Due to some technical difficulties with our old server, Gino had to move our family blog to a new server. Thus creating a few technical bumps in the road with updating the blog on my desktop computer.

Don’t worry, hopefully soon we will have the issues worked out and I will be back at. When that happens watch out, because I have a whole month of blogging to add. So check back and be ready!

Until then…

Gifts For Daisy

We purchased a new collar and new waterproof jacket for Daisy tonight.

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The collar has flowers and the main color is coral.
Looks sharp with her salt and peppered fur.

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The jacket is a deep red color and has reflective designs on both sides for walking in the evening.
She’s stylist and warm, while keeping the rain off her back.

Merry Christmas old girl!

Back At Home

We are back home after our Thanksgiving vacation to Utah. We arrived on Tuesday evening, December 2nd, around 7 p.m.

We had a fantastic time seeing family, being in warmer temperatures and relaxing. Always good for the soul to see all those you love the most.



I will be posting photos and blogging from the trip over the next week. I hope to have it finished by then. Bare with me as I try to get back in the groove of things.

Lipoma Removal

First thing this morning (before school) Isabel and I dropped Daisy off at the veterinarian for surgery.

She was getting a lipoma removed, her teeth cleaned (none removed), and a few skin tags removed. She came home around 5:30 p.m.


Her incision looks great.
She looks terrified because she hates her picture being taken.

We have to watch for redness, oozing, and make sure she doesn’t scratch it. In 2 weeks I will take her back to the¬†veterinarian to get the stitches removed.