While I was browsing for pictures of Daisy's adoption day (May 30, 2009) I stumbled on this one which was taken in the back parking lot of McDonald's in Vermont where my former pet sitter partner and fiance, Amos, met Daisy and her foster parents for the first time. What a day that was!
You can't tell in this picture but I was wearing a brace on my left knee because I was recovering from emergency knee surgery that I had a month prior and you can't tell by our smiles that we were nervous about Daisy adapting to us after living with her foster parents for three months but she surprised us by
adapting to our city home, our cats, and to her new job as a dog walking assistant very quickly.
For the first two years in Manchester she walked with Sophie and countless other friends
when I moved to Dover in 2011 she helped me walk Delainey, Emma, and many other pals and has loved every minute of it!
Since adoption she's also adjusted to having one "parent" rather than two and she's done quite well with that! I'm proud that I took the steps (literally) to adopt her because she's my buddy and I love her!
Happy 5th birthday, Daisy!