Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Daisy didn't see well and fell down between the seats in my SUV.

Remember the English Setter that collapsed in my arms? She stayed at Dr Damiani's clinic for observation and we also found out that she had an Italian microchip. Dr Damiani found the owner (after some detective work, nothing is easy here) and the owner had made a police report 3 weeks earlier about their missing English Setter.

Daisy stayed at our house and we discovered that something was wrong with her. She constantly bumped into things. When we would open the big pen door, she came out from the dog house and turned to the wall looking very confused. She was acting like she couldn't see. She ran into our dogs, the children's yard toys, and you had to guide her into her pen again and to her food plate.

I called Dr Damiani and asked for an appointment with their eye specialist. It was now lunch time and we were going to meet the owners in the evening.

I wanted to do everything in my power to figure out what was wrong. I couldn't stand myself handing over a dog telling the owner that "something is wrong" I would never get inner peace, constantly wondering what it was, and why and would the owner continue searching for Daisy's health?
The eye specialist made a very long examination with different tests. Daisy had a slight eye infection.
In the waiting room Daisy tried to walk through the glass door, like she didn't see it. She bumped her head into Dr Damiani's desk twice. It was heartbreaking.....

I had seen this kind of behavior in Bosnia after the war, there were many dogs with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Maybe Daisy had it?
We took blood samples that hopefully will tell us what is wrong. We will have the results at the end of this week. Keep your paws crossed for her.

We went home to take care of other things and Olivia walked Daisy. What a wonderful dog.
I was nervous for the meeting with the owners on this evening, so many questions.
At 18.30 I brought Daisy to her--who's real name is Nada--owner, actually the true owner is the father in the family, who adopted Nada from a hunter. His daughter and her husband came to pick up Nada. Nada hadn't qualified as a hunter, and so came to this family a couple of years ago. This couple promised to follow up with Nada's health, and it felt very nice to know that Nada was a wanted --- and missed--- dog, heading to her home.

I cannot stop thinking though that no one stoped and picked Nada up to check if she had an owner! I could see how many there are that just doesn't want to get involved, or have the time. And also, in this region with 70,000 strays, she was one among them all.
Can it be that the amore in the universe brought she and I together so that she could get home again?

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