Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'll Call You Beautiful, If I Call At All

Tomorrow will be Daisy's BirthAversary.

Daisy-ception.
I know that I devote a blog post to it every year and, even if it drives readers crazy, I will continue to. It's the anniversary of the day we took her from her crackhouse-puppy mill existence, changed her name & gave her a new life. And so, it's also the day I chose as her birthday. Though no one knows her exact age, we have reason to believe that she'd be about 7.

So happy 7th to my girly. Thanks for the 4 years of putting up with me.

Can I call you back?
I'm not ashamed of my crazy love for this dog. She's my constant; my sidekick. In the years she's been with me, a lot of important things have changed. Homes, jobs, situations, friends, loves, even hair colours - and she's always there. Daisy is my greatest comfort and the biggest pain in my ass. Her capacity for love and loyalty surprise me daily. I know every owner thinks this of their pet, but really... she is something very special.

As my longest-running unrelated relationship (we've lived together for 4 years, after all), she's been witness to every aspect of my life. The ups, downs, triumphs, and bullshit - and she's always the same. Just Daisy. My best girl.


So when I wish her a happy BirthAversary every year, I'm reminded of our time together and how much unconditional love and comfort this dog has brought me. I'm reminded of her former life and am happy to have been able to give her a new, happier one.

But she also kinda did the same for me.


My dog is awesome.

And November 23rd is all about her.

Stuff. It's funny.
 Keep kickin' ass, chick. You're the bee's knees.

25 comments:

Nick S said...

That's a special girl with a special dogmom. Happy bday to her, and hopefully many more :)

btw, how do you go about changing a pet's name?

Kris Goetz said...

Well, the crackheads called her Misty. We wanted a new start for her, no more over-vreeding, no more abusive dudes, etc, etc... so we picked a name that was similar enough for her to get used to it easily. She had no paperwork or anything, so there was nothing to it.



It just so happens that Daisy fits her perfectly. That was a happy accident.

Nick S said...

Yeah I remember. I meant more like technically... if my mom gets a cat, we probably want to name it something else. Just wondering how it happens, like training etc or what.

Kris Goetz said...

Oh! I think it depends. It's easier if you pick something not too far from what their original name was. And just use it as much as possible, in a tone that lets them know you're talking to them. It can take time.


Every now & then I call her Misty to test it. She doesn't move.

Nick S said...

Ack, might've lost my reply. (arghbrowsers)

Anyway I was saying yeah, I remember. I meant more technically like... my mom if she gets a cat, we might want to name it something more personal. I just wonder if it's training or what get it to stick...

TJ said...

Awe, what a sweet post. I welled up a little. Happy Birthaversary Daisy!

WilHarrison said...

And she gets to see you naked! Sorry, that was the first thing I thought of.

Kris Goetz said...

She says thank you. I read her mind, actually.

Kris Goetz said...

She looks away.



And there's no damn way that was the first thing you thought of! I know you're secretly sentimental!

eggi said...

Hey. Its the 23rd here allready where i live. So, HAPPY BIRTHDAY "The dog formaly known as Misty" aka Daisy aka Kristens dog. ;)
I prefer simple names for my pets so everybody knows whos meant. White mouse, fat mouse, grey mouse and new mouse. Yes, excepting 2 fishes called "Herbert" and "Monika" im very unoriginal with my pets.
But thats a cute post for your pet. She would do the same for you if she would get access to your computer. ;)

Kris Goetz said...

Thanks eggi!

Krista Zee said...

3rd picture down.... need to be put in a real old fashioned-like frame and hung on a prominent wall somewhere...... beauties!

Kris Goetz said...

Aw, thanks chick!

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