Donna Killough was approached by what seemed to be a ball of knotted fur with eyes as she exited a petrol station in San Antonio, Texas, two years ago.
Killough told The Dodo, “This tiny mop of a dog simply strolled up to me.” “She wouldn’t let me touch her, but I believe she was on the lookout for anything to eat.”
Killough tossed a few potato chips on the ground, and the tiny dog shuffled over and devoured them as she turned away. Killough realized she couldn’t go home without taking the dog, given how hungry and matted she was. (Killough’s son also works at The Dodo as a video editor.)
A man in the parking lot also noticed the dog, and fortunately, he had a trap in his car to assist Killough in catching it. They put some food inside, and the dog walked straight in after a few minutes.
Killough explained, “I brought her home and had her set up in a cage in the garage.” “We could see she was intrigued, but we weren’t sure if we should approach her too closely.” My husband then placed his hand near the kennel, and she began licking him. When we opened it, she immediately crawled onto my lap. “I adore this dog!” I said to my spouse at the time.
Daisy was her name.
Daisy was taken to a local rescue groomer the next day by Killough and her husband, Trace, to have her heavy mats shaved off. The pair was ecstatic to finally meet the dog behind all that hair after such a lengthy wait.
Killough remarked, “She was overjoyed to be free.” “After that, she was able to walk about freely again, and she was quite lively.” She seemed to be a completely different dog.”
Daisy’s next step was to see the vet, where she was found to be in fine condition despite having fleas and skin discomfort from the mats. Killough didn’t have her microchip, so she put up advertising all around town and on the internet to make sure she didn’t belong to anybody.
“No one knew who she was,” stated Killough. “Many individuals claimed to have seen her walking around, but no one claimed to be her owner. She was probably approximately 18 months old at the time, therefore she may have been living on her own since she was a puppy, according to the doctor.”
After that, the family chose to permanently house her. Daisy has never been afraid of her existence on the streets, but she does have one quirk from her past: she hides her food.
“She never knew where her next food would come from out there,” Killough added. “We’d give her a Milk-Bone, which she’d bury in her bed or on the couch.” She even hopped up on my bed and threw a mouthful of wet food under my pillow once!”
Daisy is virtually indistinguishable from the little, dirty puppy that wandered up to Killough at the gas station that day now that she’s been with her family for almost a year and a half. Her hair is always brushed and manicured, she has unlimited playing, and she is always cuddling with her four feline brothers.
“She adores cats,” Killough explained. “They always sleep together – and they’ll even sit down and groom each other.”
Daisy seemed to want nothing more than to be a member of a family, based on how easily she fit in.