Today, Valentine's Day, is bittersweet. It marks 15 years since we welcomed Daisy into our family. That was probably the happiest day of my life. But it also marks three months since the worst day of my life - the day Daisy passed away. Due to several health complications, we made the painful decision to put Daisy to sleep. She was in a lot of pain and it was the kindest thing we could do for her. I still visit her grave almost every day, and I cherish the photos, videos, and memories I have of her. I will always miss and I will always love her. I am so grateful for the time we had together and that I was able to share her smiles and her silliness with the rest of the world. She was not only the cutest dog in the world, she was the greatest Valentine's Day present anyone could have ever gotten.
To honor her memory, I decided to share this home video shot by my father back in September of 1999 when Daisy was still a puppy. In the video, she plays with my sister and cousin, and you can see that she was just as adorable, silly, and energetic even then. That is how I will always remember her. I know that, wherever she is now, she's still being her silly, mischievous, lovable self.
Rest in Peace Daisy
January 1, 1999 - November 14, 2013