From Daisy’s ODH Family: Daisy is an Australian Shepard mix, and this is our story.
We had to euthanize our beloved Australian Shepard on earlier this year. She had an insulinoma, which is a very rare pancreatic tumor, and her blood sugar fell to a level that would not sustain life. We were devastated, a feeling many of you know all too well.
After a few weeks, we decided to take a look at the ODH website, something we hadn’t done in years. There she was, “Aussie Girl” aka Daisy. After looking at her picture, we decided to apply to foster her right then and there.
Daisy had a rough go of it. She was turned in as a stray and we were told by the shelter that she was blind and maybe deaf but that turned out not to be true. After some initial treatment, she made her way to us via ODH transport volunteers, arriving during the summer. She needed more medical care which was provided by a wonderful vet who works with ODH. Unfortunately, she has some malignant lesions in her mouth and the prognosis is not good.
That said, she is all settled in with us. We love our little girl. She needed us and we needed her; it was a perfect match. We will be with her all the way to the finish line. We are grateful to Judith and ODH for the opportunity to help this sweet dog. We wouldn’t trade her for anything.
Update: An oral melanoma was found during Daisy’s dental procedure; sadly, it metastasized and she was suddenly lost. Her ODH family had made such efforts to give her a happy and comfortable life – she knew she was
loved and wanted.