I’d like to introduce the beagle formerly known as Cuddles — Miss Daisy Lou Hirsch. She is just a tiny little thing, especially compared to her sister Freckle Magoo Hirsch.
Daisy spent all of her life at a breeder facility. She wasn’t in a “puppy mill” but she did live in a kennel and never had a family. She just kept delivering puppies until they didn’t need her anymore. Poor little Daisy. Well she has retired at Camp Mary where she will be treated well.
A friend of mine, who shall remain nameless (Peter) doesn’t like the name Daisy but I do. I like the flower daisy ever since I saw the movie “Harold and Maude” in the 1970s. If you’ve never seen it I highly recommend it as one of the best movies ever. There is a scene where Harold and Maude are talking about flowers:
Maude: I should like to change into a sunflower most of all. They’re so tall and simple. What flower would you like to be?
Harold: I don’t know. One of these, maybe.
Maude: Why do you say that?
Harold: Because they’re all alike.
Maude: Oooh, but they’re *not*. Look. See, some are smaller, some are fatter, some grow to the left, some to the right, some even have lost some petals. All *kinds* of observable differences. You see, Harold, I feel that much of the world’s sorrow comes from people who are *this*,
[she points to a daisy]
Maude: yet allow themselves be treated as *that*.
[she gestures to a field of daisies]
And so let’s all usher in the era of Daisy.