All posts tagged Daisy Mae

frida

Frida the Skye

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

Other than your own breed, whatever that is, what’s your favorite kind of dog?

Aloysius, the Dachshund
Peoria, Illinois

Answer:
Dear Al,

Thanks for writing. I’m half Maltese Terrier, half Poodle, so I’m a mutt, I guess. I like all other kinds of dogs but some breeds fascinate me, like Frida the Skye Terrier. I’d love to meet her someday.
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Daisy Mae’s good friend @SillyFrogger lives in Pennsylvania and he’s been trying to think of a good question to ask here.

PinkKitty

Puzzling Critter

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

When my Mom brought this creature home, I let out a yelp. What is it, a giant bug?

Sven, the Swedish Lapphund

Answer:
Dear Sven,

You’re close. It’s a bug-eyed kitten and there’s nothing crazier on planet Earth. Your life will never be the same. It will grow into a cat. We have one in our house and, while I like her a lot (she purrs when I lie down beside her), she is, oh, disconcerting – to say the least. There is no point resisting. By the way, the ears aren’t always down flat. They get like that only when they’re about to do something really nuts.

Daisy Mae

brodie

Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, huh?

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
I know that you almost never run letters from humans, but I thought I’d give it a try. You know my Cocker Spaniel, Brodie? He’s very friendly and loving but he never kisses (licks) anyone, including me. The best I can hope for is a wet nose. What can I do? Anything?

Audrey F
Brodie’s Mom

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Ramon

Jessica’s Hero

Dear Daisy Mae,

I grew up surrounded by dogs, all breeds big and small and I loved them all.

Then I went off to college and, when I graduated, started working – long hours. For too many years, I lived without a dog. It wouldn’t have been fair to any dog.

But, as soon as I married my wonderful husband, Esteban, I started thinking about getting a dog and Esteban smiled and said “Whatever makes you happy.”

So, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 we brought Ramon home. He was just two months old. I had forgotten how mischievous puppies can be so Ramon, Esteban and I signed up for dog school at PetSmart. Ramon is a great learner and he got along so well with his classmates, especially you, Daisy Mae, and he loved Mike Miller, his fantastic trainer.

Esteban and I had been sweethearts in High School and were married for nine years when we decided to celebrate a religious wedding on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Then life gave us one of its little surprises; three weeks before the ceremony, I was diagnosed with cancer.

Ramon sensed that something was wrong and immediately set about keeping me company, comforting me and just making me feel good, even when we moved to Houston, Texas, for treatment. When I cried, he would lick my tears as if he was telling me “Mami, don’t worry. It’s just a little bump in the road.”

I am so blessed with my wonderful husband, and we both feel blessed to have Ramon with us. He’s our little hero.

All the best,
Jessica Hecht

Dear Jessica,

So sorry to hear about your problem. I remember Ramon with fondness. What a fun and charming little fellow. Tell him I said hi. Love from all of us – me, Mom, Pop and Pepper.

jock

He who barks last… barks loudest

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

I just heard a story about the barkingest dog breeds, the top 5 anyway, and Jack Russells aren’t on the list. What a crock. Anyone of us could outbark a Schnauzer at the drop of a bone. What gives?

Jock, the Jack Russell
P.S. The so-called story is here.

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Daisy Mae's 2013 Costume

Halloween Happiness

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

Thank you for publishing my previous question about fireworks! I hope you’re well! So, now that Halloween is coming up, I see some people plan to dress up their dogs & cats in costumes. Are you getting a costume? Should I like it because it’s cute?

Silly Frogger, The Cat
Delaware County, PA

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M&M

Dog TV

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

We heard there’s a new channel called Dog TV but our Mom and Dad haven’t gotten it yet. This means that when a TV in our house is on, it’s beyond boring except when that dog’s on yelling about Bacon, Bacon, Bacon. Our folks are otherwise very nice to us but we cannot figure out how to ask them to get Dog TV. Can you help?

Mitzi and Mackie
Philadelphia

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honey

Daisy Mae’s Secret(s)

Dear Daisy Mae,

I’m writing to spill your greatest secret and to tell your vast readership how you came to be with your Mom and Dad. It was because of me!

You probably don’t know that your Mom and Dad actually babysat me one night when I was just a puppy and my folks had to go out for some obscure reason. (You may have noticed that we live in the same building.)

Naturally, your Mom fell in love with me right off the bat!

The next thing anybody knew, your Mom was calling my Mom and asking if she could come up stairs to visit … me! One thing led to another and your Mom was calling our breeder, Mary Ann Macgregor of Hearthside in Missouri – wherever that is – and looking at you online.

A few days later, my Mom and your Mom and Dad and some other guy went to the airport in Miami to pick you up. I was soooo impressed that you made the trip all by your lonesome. You were 8 weeks old and far too cute. You still are, just not as cute as I am.

Are you ready for the big secret? Your original name isn’t Daisy Mae at all. It’s Donna! At least it was for your first 8 weeks.

The other secret is that Jack the manager of our building, snuggles you every time he sees you, but he snuggles me, too.

Congratulations on your website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. I’m a big fan, or at least I would be if I knew how to get online.

Love, Honey

P.S. Want another secret? We’re half-sisters.
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Paris&Chyna

Cinderella’s Stepsister

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

I’m about 10 years old I guess. Actually I have no idea how old I am but I do know that for a long time I was the only dog around here and Mom and Pop paid a lot of attention to me. Then they adopted a Yorkie named Chyna (I’m a Maltese, white and elegant if I do say so) and this new critter is acting like the Princess of the apartment and Mom and Pop are buying it! I wish I could just say “Hello, long time loyal dog here. Needs attention” but they would just think I’m barking. What should I do?
Thanks, Paris the (elegant) Maltese

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Phoebe

Blown Away

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
Baths are okay in the sense of tolerable, but the blow drier! I hate that thing. Any ideas?

Phoebe the Poodle
Amarillo, TX

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Dexter

Dear Friends

Even I, the Dear Abby of the Dog World, face challenges. Like today, I was relaxing in my customary soft spot of the floor of the office when the door opened and in walked a dog! An almost black brown, chubby dog. How’d he get there? Treason. Betrayal. One of the loves of my life, Emelian, is looking after this creature for a friend. The creature is a Dachshund/Jack Russell mix named, of all things, Dexter – which is Latin for right.

Wrong!

Dexter sat under one of MY desks getting scratched by MY Poppa and stealing my errant treats. I went after him like a lion, but then calmed myself down and pouted all day.

Daisy Mae

Answer:
Dear Daisy Mae,,

Stay calm. Stop pouting.

Love,

Mom

sammy3

DaBull in the China Shop

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

I love to go for rides in the car with Mom but I’m not allowed in any of her favorite stores or restaurants. What gives? Thank you.
SammyDaBulldog
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GeorgeFinal

The Cat’s Pajamas

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
I scratch and bite at myself all the time. Steroids help but they’re not good for me so I’m off them, at least for a while.

Unfortunately, that meant I wound up with my head surrounded by a cone-collar. I looked like a demented Queen Elizabeth I.
George2

Then, yay!, off came the collar, followed, yikes!, by a pair of pajamas. I look like a blue-eyed ninja. Did I mention that I have bright bluest of blue eyes?

You know why you’ve never heard of cat’s pajamas? Because they’re dangerous. I get all four paws caught up when I try to wriggle my way out of them and then I have to yell for help. Did I say dangerous? I meant embarrassing, profoundly embarrassing.

Any ideas about itchy cat ailments? Thanks,
George, the Blue Eyed Cat
Answer:
Dear George,
I’d like to say thanks for writing but you’re a cat so we’ll skip the pleasantries, okay?
You’re allergic to something. You live in Florida, so my guess is you’re allergic to the whole state. You should probably live somewhere like, oh, Winnemucca, Nevada. If that’s not possible, and it probably isn’t, you’d best get used to the pajamas or they’ll do something worse like wrap you in an Ace Bandage. Your human might want to make tighter sleeves on those pajamas. Woof, Daisy Mae

priscilla2

Priscilla’s Pesky Brother

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
Thank you so much for what you do. It’s all so very interesting and helpful. My name is Priscella. I’m a 4- year-old English bulldog, kinda petite and pretty if I say so myself. My Mom recently rescued a puppy and now I have a new brother. He’s really nice and we have lots of fun, but sometimes he bites my face, playfully of course, and you can’t really blame him because I do have lots of extra skin on my face, but at times it irritates me. How do I get him to stop?
Thanks,
Priscella
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Freyja, The Shy Dog

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
Freyja is a soft-coated Wheaton Terrier. I am sending you a video of her happily playing in the Dog Park, but she is painfully shy when she meets new people. Recently we took her to Florida to visit my Mom, and she wouldn’t go near anyone. .What can we do to help her get past this?
Freyja’s Dad
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State of Grace

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
I am 13 years old and have always loved animals and want to have a career that works with all kinds of animals. I’ve discovered my empathy prohibits me from working in animal health. I want to pursue a career in animal training (not limited to domestic animals). Do you have any suggestions on schools and/or programs I should look into in my career interest? Thanks.
Grace
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ted

Ted and Emma

Hey Daisy Mae,
I love your website! We connected in Twitter and then I’ve gone here to see you :) I have written a blog and a book on my experiences with humans: http://tedterrier.blogspot.co.uk/. I wonder if you agree with me that dogs have just the right amount of intelligence but humans sometimes have too much for their own goods ;)
Love and Licks, Ted and Emma (human sis) XOX
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Penny

Barking At Visitors

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,
How can I stop being aggressive when new people come to my house?
Penny, the West Highland/Patterdale Terrier (aged nearly 1)
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Amelie

Barkez-vous Français ?

Question:
Dear Daisy Mae,

I am Amélie, a Bouvier de Flandres. I’ve read your blog and I think it’s fantastic!  I don’t bark arf-ten. I am very shy, but I have finally worked up the courage to write something to you. I do not bark in English. I bark only in French, so I have translated this. I’d like to eat healthier. I’m trying to outrace Billy the Briard because he gets my dander up. Do you recommend any brands of healthy dog food?

Regards and thanks,

Amélie, Age 9 in human years, 49 in dog years.
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