*Please note: This post is originally from April 2010.
Apr 15, 2010 11:19 PMDaisy Dog Rest in Peacefrom Dairy Discovery at SwissLane Farms by annie
Daisy The Farm Dog: June 1993-April 2010
Daisy, aged 16 1/2 years (or 115 in dog years), passed away this morning while making her daily rounds around the farm- we think she must have been struck by a car. Daisy was going deaf and blind, but never missed a calf feeding and made sure to greet every farm tour guest with her smile.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Kolby, in 2006. She is survived by her many Barnyard Friends and every single person who has a connection to SwissLane Farms. As a tribute to her desire to run the fields, she was buried outback in the field by the swamp. She will be remembered as a dog who opened doors for herself, snatched birds right out of mid-air, and of course as a smiling dog.
On my tours, I sometimes refer to Daisy when I am asked "Why don't the cows go out to pasture?"
My answer: We have indoor cows and an outdoor dog on our farm. Some people have dogs that live indoors and I am sure they are happy and I think it is pretty clear that our 16 year old outdoor dog is happy too! It really doesn't matter if our cows or dogs live indoors or outdoors, as long as they are well cared for they are going to be happy and live a good long life.