Meet 'Granny Daisy'
Sweet little Daisy came to BUTTONNOSES in November of 2016 when she was surrendered at the age of twelve. She showed all the symptoms of congestive heart failure and we discovered that she had a grade 5-6 heart murmur (6 being the top of the scale). After extensive testing including chest xrays and an ultrasound, it was determined that she was not actually in heart failure, but that a secondary issue was putting stress on her cardiovascular system. Though she was a trooper through everything, we decided, in consultation with our veterinarian, not to put her through any more procedures because the inevitable diagnosis wouldn’t change anything. Currently, a combination of drugs is working to control her symptoms and she’s enjoying life as a permanent foster with an older dog-loving couple in the country.
Despite her physical limitations, Daisy is a force of nature. She has two younger shih tzu foster sisters that she leads in daily patrols of the yard. She has the kindest, most gentle nature and still greets everyone she meets with the enthusiasm of a puppy. And, at thirteen she’s found a new career as the inseparable companion of an older person with Alzheimer’s. From the moment she met him, she seemed to understand how much he needed her and has never been more than a few feet from him since. Daisy spends her days on her new dad’s lap and her nights sleeping by his head. He, in turn, has made her his constant concern. His wife and caregiver reports that he loves fussing over her from morning to night and she credits Daisy with giving him a sharper focus in everything he does.
BUTTONNOSES Rescue relies on the generosity of donors to cover the cost of medication and procedures required to keep dogs in our Forever Foster program comfortable during their remaining days. Please consider making a donation and help us take care of this little senior while she continues to take care of her human senior companion.
Update - September 2017
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of the most beautiful souls we have had the pleasure of providing end of life care for. Her big but weak heart just could not keep up with her little body anymore. It was time...
Our most sincere gratitude to all of you who followed her journey and supported us in providing her with what she needed to enjoy her remaining days. And of course, thanks to her loving foster parents who ensured that she was the most adored and spoiled little girl in the universe, and left this world surrounded in love.