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

Niece Day 10

Today was a lazy day and we stayed indoors. The girls didn’t wake up until 9:30 a.m. (all those late nights are starting to catch up!). We spent the morning just putting around the house. After lunch we watched “Monsters Inc.” and “Rataouille” (which Bryndee hadn’t even seen). Later in the afternoon we played a game of Phase 10 before dinner.

After dinner the girls played “vets” and were having a great time fixing up the animals that were coming in.

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Poor Big Bear has a cracked skull, broken neck, broken ribs, and broken leg.
He was trying to parachute off the stairs. He’s a dare devil!

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Here he is in his room for the night.
He will need oxygen until tomorrow afternoon and he’ll be out of the hospital the day after that!

The other patient, Abby (no photos) has a concussion and a broken arm. I didn’t get all the info on this patient since she was still getting set up in her room at the time of documentation.

Niece Day 2

Day 2 with Bryndee is going to be awesome!

While I mowed the front lawn the girls rode bikes around the neighborhood. They went a few times around and than got to hot.

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Getting ready to hit the open road.

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There they go!

After bike riding and lunch, we stayed indoors playing cards together. Bryndee loves to play cards and I will gladly fulfill her request to play.

In the early afternoon it was time to head back outside to set up the pool.

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It didn’t take us long to get the pool set up, we just had to find the right air pump.

The canopy is to keep the bug “problem” in the tree out of the clean pool. It shades it nicely but keeps the water from heating up.

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Beautiful Bryndee.
I could hug her and squeeze her and call her my own.

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Trying to get back at Daddy since he got her soaked, but it’s not working.

Daddy got her again…

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Waiting pool side for it to fill.

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Pools full but the water is cold.

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Who dares to get wet first?
Bryndee will take that dare!

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What’s a little splash with cousins?

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That waters starting to fly!

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Take cover!
The giggles can be heard echoing off the houses in the neighborhood!

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Isabel is taking BIG risks today. First with Daddy and now Bryndee!
Bryndee’s got “Don’t you dare!” written all over her face!

Let’s have a bit of fun with these girls…

Isabel’s first.

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They aren’t even close.

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Closer but Isabel is still a bit off.

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She’s trying.
Love her face.

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Bryndee get’s her.
What a shot!

Bryndee’s turn…

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That’s it?

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Is that shock or laughter?

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She’s getting it.
Love her face.

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Isabel’s got her.
What a shot!

Niece Day 1

Today is our first full day with Bryndee here! What are we going to do?!?

This morning we’ll spend it doing body art with glitter.

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Bryndee helping Isabel with a star on her hand.

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The completed glitter star.

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Bryndee did a glitter dolphin with a gold tipped tail on her wrist.

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While Isabel did a flower on her leg.
She free-styled the green stem.

Unfortunately, the glue in the kit was starting to dry out and the glitter art didn’t last long. Now it’s time to head to the zoo and the beach.

Our Niece Arrives

Today our niece, Bryndee arrived!

It was a bit later than planned, due to her flight being delayed but otherwise she arrived safe and sound. We have been looking forward to her arrival since we knew she was coming. It’s going to be a great two weeks.

Welcome to Washington, Bryndee. We hope you have a great time and will think about coming again, soon! We so glad your here!

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Isabel is super excited that Bryndee is here!
(We all are!!)