This is my first Christmas and holiday season without Daisy and, although I now have Izzy to nurture and care for, there are many memories I have of summer days and holidays with my special girl.
In my garden are now two daisy plants given to me by customers in the days following Daisy’s loss. On sunny days like today, the daisies are in full bloom:
And then it is clear that people are noticing that the addition of Izzy has changed things. I received a lovely note in my P O Box from the ladies at the Papanui Post Shop. It reads:
“Just a short note to say hello! It’s good to see you smiling. Daisy was such a kindred spirit, even though we didn’t see her much. I’m sure she was just as gentle and lovely like you. Kind regards, Faye and Karen (Papanui Post)
Izzy and Christmas trees are not compatible at this stage in her life; but I’m sure we will find a way of celebrating our first Christmas together.
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand