Age: 8 1/2 yrs old (as of Nov 2023)
Adoption Fees: NA
Adoption Status: Successful Adoption
January 11, 2024 – Daisy (Mini) continues to thrive. She is no longer wary of visitors and often beats out the resident pug Daisy to the door to greet them. She loves to play and will bring her toys to anyone to get them to play with her. She is still being bathed and her ears cleaned twice a week. She had a minor ear infection that was cleared up with antibiotic drops. We haven’t added anything new to her strict diet, she loves her “treats” of carrots and green beans so we have just left it as is. Getting her nails trimmed is getting easier, she is now okay with us touching her paws so hopefully this will continue to improve. Overall, Mini is a happy, adorable, affectionate girl.
November 30, 2023 – Daisy (Mini) continues to settle in and show her quirky pug personality. She is still being bathed and her ears cleaned twice a week and her symptoms are being kept at bay. She doesn’t love the bath but she delights in running around and playing with the towel afterwards. This girl is full of energy and loves to be “chased” around the yard and playing keep away with her stuffed toys. While she is still on a very strict diet we have introduced carrots and green beans and she LOVES her treats. She will sit, lay down and stay (most of the time) for carrots. What she doesn’t love is being put out before bedtime. She will grumble and carry on making sounds that make her discontent of being roused from her cozy sleep quite clear.
November 15, 2023 – Daisy, (we call her Mini as she is smaller than our other Pug, also named Daisy) is doing really well. She gets Apoquel daily but the dermatologist feels it may be seasonal allergies so we will see how she does once it gets a bit cooler. She may be able to only take it in the spring and the fall. She is bathed and her ears cleaned twice a week as per the vets instructions and both her skin and ears are in good shape. She is still on her special diet but we have introduced green beans and carrots as treats and she loves them.
Mini Daisy is a happy, energetic girl who enjoys running around in the back yard and meeting people and dogs while out for walks. She is a huge love bug and will be curled up on top of her people any chance she gets.
June 29, 2023 – Daisy is still taking 2 Apoquel a day to control her allergies. If her dose is late, she scratches her body and licks her paws like mad. She is still healing from her infections. We are giving her antibiotics and baths and cleaning her ears once per day, and face two times per day.
May 15, 2023 – Daisy’s post-surgery follow-up appointment went very well. Everything is healing nicely, and we have removed her cone – which makes her very happy! She has one final suture to dissolve and we have to keep up a little extra TLC for her face and folds for a little while yet. She is moving more smoothly around the house now that the cone is off and is enjoying cuddling more comfortably with us and in her bed. Daisy is much more relaxed. Her body language is looser, she breathes more deeply and her sprawled posture while sleeping says that she is resting without pain. She is less irritable with our dog and can relax and walk on a leash with him. She also said a relaxed hello to other friendly dogs we know while on her walk today, which is a big step! We must still separate her from our dog with a gate when there is food, or high-value treats present as she will guard them. Daisy is one of the most affectionate dogs I have ever known, and she will be a joy living as the only dog with a forever family who will be sensitive to her special needs as a blind dog who can be irritable with other dogs sometimes but is beyond loving with humans. Here she is basking in the sun, which is one of her favorite activities.
To the casual observer, Daisy’s eyes might appear improved, but appearances are misleading. To maintain a basic level improvement, Daisy needs around the clock eye drops. As soon as she goes a couple of hours without drops, her eyes rapidly regress and become itchy and painful. Due to this, and because the veterinary ophthalmologist has determined that Daisy is permanently blind, the rescue has decided to provide Daisy with a double enucleation, or eye removal. This procedure will ensure that Daisy has no more pain from her eyes, and relieve her of the stress of receiving multiple eye drops per day for the rest of her life. The surgery will take place on April 26.
Otherwise, Daisy continues to be very affectionate with her humans, but remains wary of other dogs.
April 11, 2023 – Daisy is becoming more comfortable around the resident pug, but I think it is at least in part because he has learned to be cautious around her and to not try to engage her in play. She’s happy to hang out with him if he’s calm.
March 20, 2023 – Daisy seems to already feel much better with the medication she started, she is going to the ophtalmologist this week to have her eyes checked. She continues to be a doll when it comes to giving her medication.
March 15 2023 (later): Daisy went to the vet this afternoon. is being treated for severe eye, ear, and skin infections, and allergies. She has started a different eye and ear drops, steroids and broad spectrum antibiotics. Her eyesight is very poor and we don’t presently know if that will improve with treatment, but she seems to be able to hear. She is eating well and tolerating her treatments with a lovely temperament. The vet has advised that she remain separate from other dogs during the initial stages of her treatment until we know the extent of her infections. Daisy will require a spay surgery, once she is healthier, and undergo further health investigations, as needed.
March 15, 2023 – Daisy came in last night. She will be 8 years old next month, she is born April 13, 2015. She has dry eyes and sky problems. She is going to the vet this afternoon for a complete check up. Stay tuned for more on Daisy.