Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Daisy finds her people

As reported by her dedicated foster mom, Daisy Mae is home for keeps. And it's a good thing since half of our group - including my husband - wanted to steal this monkey as their own!

We had the honor of driving Miss Daisy to her new people last week. (Left. Smiling the whole way during her car ride home.)

A homemade sign - "Welcome to Your Forever Home Daisy Darling" - greeted her at the door. Can you stand it? She walked in that house like she knew exactly where she was. She wagged like a maniac while inspecting every corner, loved up on her new people, then settled herself right into her waiting dog bed with a chew while we chatted at the kitchen table about all-things-pit bull. To be honest, I don't think she noticed much when we snuck out the door. She was perfectly, happily, forever home.

It's hard to believe that this personable little dog came off of a chain in Oklahoma just one year ago. She was swept up in the big seven state dog fighting raid and made Tim's acquaintance when he was in Okie-land, sorting out the darlings in need.

For old time's sake, check out her first video, filmed in the Claremore shelter that housed her. You can see her personality shining through even back when she was just a broken bust dog without a name. Keep your eye out for the teeny tiny brown puppy towards the end. That would be Vessa - another lucky BR alum.



Daisy's little body is one of the funkiest, most crooked bodies we've seen on a dog. She needed one knee surgery and may need another to help her get around. Foster parents Letti and Jamal get major kudos for their work with the special needs dogs they've fostered for BR. Her new home tells us that her health is one of the main reasons they knew she was theirs. They looked over all our dogs - fawned over would be a better word - then decided that Daisy was it. They adored her, and felt that she needed their TLC the most.

Jeanne and Neil are longtime pit bull lovers, having owned the breed for over 40 years. They showed us a lifetime of photos with their beloved dogs. We just love knowing that Daisy has found her place in their long line of cherished pets. She seems like she was always part of their family and in a very real way, she always has been.

23 comments:

who wouda thunk it?? said...

she reminds me of Tug Tug

thomas said...

YAY! So glad that Daisy found her forever home.

NYCKitten said...

What a wonderful story - I love how Daisy yodeled herself into BR's hearts...BEAUTIFUL work!

Kate said...

This made me cry a teensy little bit. I'm so happy for Daisy and her new family!

jess said...

That sign, the video, and the family photo just busted me up into water works. Thanks for the morning blubber : )

Lilo, The Great Rock Eater said...

YEAH!! We so love happy endings!!

~Hugs~

Jess & Lilo

scargosun said...

Oh! They look so happy together!!!

Anonymous said...

Jeanne & Neil are two lucky people. I'm so glad that sweet Daisy found her forever home.

Hugs,
Diana

Anonymous said...

This makes me smile so big.

Lori said...

I'm getting soft in my old age. :) This made me all teary eyed. I love happy endings.

:) LORI

Lynn (in Louisiana) said...

Thank you Letti and Jamal. I hope to be as brave as you one day and be a foster parent.

I've followed Daisy's blog and even knew she'd found her home, but darn if the photo of the welcome sign and then the family photo didn't bring the tears. I hope Jeanne, Neil and Daisy have many, many happy years together.
Now, where are the tissues????

Tietjen said...

yeah for forever homes!!!!!! go bad rap!

Anonymous said...

Dammit! Quit ruining my mascara with these sweet stories.

I am so happy for Daisy and her new family. I, too, hope to be able to provide a good home to a pit bull (or 12) for the rest of my life.

Wonderful happy ending / beginning...

s&b/mtry

Diane said...

Teary eyed and thrilled for Daisy and her lucky new people! I was sweet on Daisy from the first time I saw her in class. Even my dog-selective dog took an instant liking to her. What can I say? We know a great dog when we see/smell one!

Kadel said...

Hooray for Jeanne and Neil, and Letti and Jamal, and all of Bad Rap! You guys are my heroes!!!

Kirsten said...

♥ Daisy. Looks like she landed a home as sweet as she is. :-)

Trisha said...

I've been watching Daisy for months - wondering if we were ready for another sweet bully girl. But now I'm so pleased to see her and her new family. Just the look on their faces tells me she's in the right place. Thank you for all you do.

HEATHER said...

God bless these people and sweet little Daisy!

Ken Foster said...

Our Oklahoma girl Annie has been in her new home since January, and we're excited to see her this Saturday in New Orleans at a GED literacy program where she'll be read to by the students who are practicing their skills.

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, fills up my soul! Thank you!

Lynn in N. Calif

Maureen said...

She truly does look like she has always been sitting in those arms.

Good for you Miss Daisy!

Long live the Gremlin Queen :)

Nancy said...

Daisy is one of the cutest dogs I've seen in a long time. Her new owners are so lucky to have her!

Lindsay said...

Congrats on finding your forever home, Daisy! You deserve it! That sign is so cute, almost made me want to cry. What a sweet dog!

Bad Rap, keep up the good work.