Thursday, August 5, 2010

My Other Little Rascal...

I've got a couple of layouts to share today about my other little rascal...Daisy. After my darling angel Lucy passed away 4 years ago, I really didn't want to get another dog. Losing her was just so hard, and I didn't think I could go through that again, so we started fostering puppies instead. They were all adorable and lovable, but I was never tempted to adopt any of them, I didn't want to get too attached. And then, one day, I opened up the local newspaper and saw this...


The second I saw it, I was on the phone to the pound, and then drove straight up there to see her. I knew she was meant to be part of our family. When I got there, they showed me to her cage, and she was jumping up and down on the spot, looking so excited. And she was so skinny! She had been brought in as a stray, so who knows how long she was wondering around homeless. I wanted to bring her home then and there, but we had to wait a few days so she could be desexed and microchipped and all that sort of thing. It was such a great day when we finally brought her home, and it was like she had always been with us. That was over 3 years ago. She is my best little pal who keeps me company when the kids are at school, and is an amazing little guard dog too. I just love her!

And here are a couple of layouts about my crazy Daisy. This one I did for A2Z last month. I thought the "Daredevil" word went so well with this story about her...


And this next one is for the A2Z August Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch...

And here's my layout, using the Imaginisce Apple Cider range. Doesn't Daisy look cute dressed up as a pumpkin?



This next layout is one I did a couple of years ago, but it was my very first published layout, featuring...


Yep, you guessed it - Daisy!!

Well, I suppose I should go and do something with my house. The kids have been off school all week, because they both have a cold, and today they've been busy working on a huge cubby in the lounge room. Hmmm....something tells me they are on the mend! I think they'll definately be back at school tomorrow :)

14 comments:

Belinda said...

Oh what a sweet little dog. I love your doggy layouts and I think I remember seeing the Crazy Daisy one!! I love that you rescued your baby. I did that too with my last dog Pukka. She was the most beautiful and special dog. It was like she was so grateful that I rescued her. B-)

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Kim said...

goodness the bling in that second layout makes it all POP!!!!!!!!!!

Tanya Tahir said...

sweet layouts about your Daisy!!! She sounds like a gorgeous lil dog :)

Melinda Spinks said...

Great story Sam and what a cute little doggy who is defnitely not 'skinny' anymore! So glad she was given a wonderful home. Love both the layouts, and how cute is that pumpkin outfit... awww!

laterg8r said...

love the dog dressed as a punkin - great lo's :D

Martine said...

adorable LOs for an adorable pup! LOVE the pumpkin one! so cute! glad to know that her car adventure had a happy ending!

Camila Borssoi said...

Cute dogs!
lovely LOs.

Debbie said...

I so adore your layouts! I have a Daisy in my life and her name is Zoey. I adopted her from a rescue agency. She is a bundle of energy and makes our lives complete!

amanda73 said...

what a warm and fuzzy story about how daisy entered your family...loved reading it
and i just love all those layouts, just gorgeous work

Mara... said...

Ahhhh, what a sweet new addition to your family! Great layouts, I love the last one the best. The title is great and love the colors!

aussiescrapper said...

Ooh that is why we are friends my girl, I maybe a little emotional but that is awesome, I bet she put on weight really quick once entering your house, what special people to foster dogs....I am an animal lover and even baulk eating chicken of late, and well let's not talk about eating eggs, but you know I can actually remember seeing that layout in the mag but didn't know of you at the time. Daisy is gorgeous, in company and as a guard dog, I know I feel very safe in the house with my 2 hogs. Love to you and your 2 + 1 little rascals. Melxx

ps. all went as well as can be expected. Off to a trial now....

Liz Weber said...

Aww how amazingly sweet Samantha, Daisy is very cute (for a dog lol I am a cat person) but can see how special Daisy is.

Loving the very adorable Daisy layouts.

Glad the kids are better just in time for Ekka holidays, we get Wed and Thurs here in Brisbane so no long weekend, have a great one!

2Angels said...

Oh she is so cute and beautiful layouts! :)

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