Meet Daisy

What we did with our Saturday: We went and got ourselves a new dog. Her name is Daisy, she’s a two-year-old laborador-mastiff  mix, and we got her through a local rescue service. Her previous owners were no longer able to care for her, which had nothing to do with Daisy and everything to do with their own personal situation. Daisy is housetrained and responds to commands and so far seems pretty happy. The cats are extraordinarily pissed, as they of course would be, although Daisy is not at all aggressive toward them so far. We assume they will get over it soon.

And that’s what I have for you at the moment, inasmuch as we’ve had the dog for all of 90 minutes now. More updates as events warrant. In the meantime, however: Say hello to Daisy.

65 Comments on “Meet Daisy

  1. Awww! What a good girl!

    Our three dogs are all from the pound and they’ve all been good dogs.

    (Except for The Boy, who likes to jump up on the bed, get under the covers and lay his head on my pillow, when I get up in the night. Such nerve!)

  2. Congrats! She looks lovely :)

    I predict Zeus will accept Daisy first.

  3. hi daisy! what a beautiful doggie you are. :) my new rescue dog lucy says barkbarkbark and sniiiiiiiiiiiiiif.

  4. Nothing says love like the sound of multiple cats hissing.

  5. I love mastiff-y dogs. Hi Daisy! (And Krissy looks very happy, too!)

  6. Hello Daisy!!! Hope you have a great time with your new family. Do you like bacon? How about on cats?

  7. Daisy is a most excellent name for a family dog. Our Daisy was named for Dagwood Bumstead’s pooch and your Daisy looks every bit as affable!

  8. Congratulations! I wish you and your family all the best.

    By the way… Best bumper sticker I ever saw said: Who rescued who?

  9. Labs are great dogs, and Mastiffs are oddly cuddly for their size. Sounds like a good mix.

  10. Greetings, Daisy. You’ll like your new home. Just squint sideways and ignore that Internet thingy.

    Ghlaghghee will lead you astray (if she ever deigns to acknowledge you); eschew fame and treasure the affection you receive from those human people who physically touch you.

    And if you do care about that Internet thingy: be photogenic. You may yet develop your own fan club.

  11. Hi Daisy!

    You hit the jackpot. I’m sure the Scalzis will take very good care of you, and in return you look out for them for the rest of us, ok? Especially when Athena starts to date. Your job then is to bark and any and all boys she brings home, thus alerting John to their presence so that he can keep an eye on them.

  12. Hello Miss Daisy! Hopefully those cats will adjust and all will be well. I am sure you will be much loved in the Scalzi household. Rescue dogs are the best, as we have a rescue lab / whatever mix.

  13. DAWWWWW!! Who’s a good girl? Who’s a good girl?! Krissy is, that’s who!

    Er, I mean Daisy. Too much cute in one picture; I got distracted.

  14. ZOMG, when I saw “Meet Daisy” on your tweet, I said, “I bet they got a dog.” And behold, it is a dog! May you all have a long and happy and healthy life together!

    @K.W. Ramsay: I don’t think a lab/mastiff mix would need to bark. She’ll just stand there and loom over any of Athena’s would-be suitors. :)

  15. What a cyooooot goggie! Yay Daisy.

    I know why the cats are pissed (aside from pissèdness being the nature of the species). They asked her a question, even repeating her name twice, and she didn’t give them their answer, do.

  16. Welcome, Daisy! Yes, you are beautiful … and you are in for a such a ride. Wuff.

    Congrats to all on finding one another. May you have many happy years together!

  17. Hello, Daisy. My two rescue dogs Toby and Bella say hi too.

    A lab/mastiff mix should be a really interesting dog. I love both breeds.

  18. What a pretty dog! My rescues Heidi and Madeline both say hi too.

    I hope you all are very happy together.

  19. Hiya Daisy, you’re gorgeous. Will you be attending ChiCon 2012? Mr Scalzi has roped us all into attending, no excuses tolerated, so I expect we’ll be seeing you there too. Have fun!

  20. What a sweetheart! She looks so snuggly. Love some big dogs, I do.

  21. As someone who doesn’t bond with animals for whatever reason, I always enjoy how much you enjoy your pets.

    Makes me feel like I’m getting some of the pet joy by proxy.

    Grassy Ass.

  22. :squats: Hi Daisy :holds out hand:
    :sniffs, sits:
    :rubs under jaw: Good dog.
    :scratches behind ears: You’re going to love it here.
    :slobbers on hand:
    :withdraws hand: Better than a French kiss, anyway!
    :wanders away:

    More seriously, she looks like a fine dog and I hope you all get along well.

  23. Hi Daisy! My son’s shepherd mix puppies from the animal shelter say hello. (And my cats send condolences to your new feline siblings)

  24. She’s beautiful. Congratulations.

    …..that sounded more like you just gave birth than I meant it to sound.

  25. Congratulations on the new addition to the family. We got our dog a few years ago from a shelter in Cincinnati. My wife and I went in and picked the one dog that wasn’t barking insanely. To this day he has barked on only a handful of occasions. Best decision we’ve ever made together! He’s also smart enough to use facebook:


  26. Oh my goodness, what a beauty she is. Congratulations to all of you.

  27. Labrador-mastiff mix? So you don’t just want a dog that could drag you from a burning building, you want one that you could comfortably ride away from the flames on.

  28. Welcome, Daisy! Your humans are very lucky that they found you and I’m sure you’ll all be very happy together. You’re a gorgeous girl! YES, you are!

  29. Congratulations on the new family member. So glad you got a rescue dog.

  30. Hi, Daisy! (scratch behind the ears *) Good girl! Prepare to become one of the most famous dogs on the Internet. :-)

    She can never replace Kodi, I know…but I think she has what it takes to become a worthy successor, much as Penny has been for Star (on my part) and Demon (on Sabrina’s part).

    * – “Anything above the evolutionary level of a field mouse likes having its ears scratched.” – Larry Niven, Ringworld

  31. “The cats are extraordinarily pissed, as they of course would be, although Daisy is not at all aggressive toward them so far. We assume they will get over it soon.”


  32. John, if Daisy is half the dog that our Rottweiler x Mastiff Willow was, you and your family are fortunate indeed. May Daisy long grace your home, your car and your bed…

  33. welcome to the new canine faction in the Scalzi household ;o)

  34. Hello, Daisy! You look like a good dog. You will be loved and you will have loads of pictures put online on this blog for John Scalzi’s fans to admire. I expect to go “Aaaaw!” at your pictures a lot.

  35. She is lovely! I think a lab/mastiff cross is a wonderful idea. I love both breeds. Congratulations to Daisy on finding a fantastic family and to you guys on finding an exceptional dog. I look forward to her further adventures both with and without the cats.

  36. Lab-stiff sounds like about the most perfect dog ever. Congrats! =)

  37. and you RESCUED her. I expect the cats to get over it since they already had a dog to live with.

    Mazel tov and lots of other blessings for rescuing someone from a shelter.

    Hugs. Looks like you got a good new friend.

  38. post some pics of your angry cats with those pissed off looks on their faces. Pictures of angry cats are always funny.

  39. Congratulations on your new family member! Rescue dogs ARE the best. No, all dogs are the best. Well, except for cats which are also the best. We have a house full of rescues and we love them all canine and feline alike. We’d have equine too, but no room in the city.

  40. Hello daisy
    Wow, lab mastifff?!?!
    That’s a lot of energy bundled up on four legs.
    Good luck.

  41. Yeah, give the cats about six months. Their kind are known to hold grudges for a loooong time when a new housemate is introduced!