Raindrops on roses? Whiskers on kittens?
This series asks the big questions of the best pets. We’re getting behind the canine curtain and discovering what people, places and things put smiles on their fluffy faces.
Our second subject is the serene senior Daisy, a beloved pal with excellent posing skills.
Name: Daisy Sweeney
Age: 16 years young
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
Residence: Dublin 7
Furvourite Treat: Currently a big fan of Park Life biscuits and the Chicken Chips from Atlas & Tail. Demands some cottage cheese after dinner as well. As Daisy has food allergies it has always been a challenge to find her both tasty and suitable treats but thankfully there is many more options out there now.
Furvourite Game: Anything involving a ball, chewing, digging or finding treats. Our favourite obsession includes a Nina Ottosson treat puzzle and we recently got a snuffle mat from @handmadebygoldenperfection on Instagram that we’re loving.
Furvourite Place to Walk: Phoenix Park.
Fuvourite Service Provider: As Daisy’s mom is a vet she gets the benefit (or torture) of being examined near daily to make sure all her needs as an older dog are being met. We’ve recently had a session with Leinster Veterinary Physiotherapy (@leinster_vp on Instagram) to get some advice on maintaining muscle condition and mobility and found it really helpful.
Furvourite Clothing/Apparel: Clothing is purely practical and we won’t be seen without a trusty sweater from Equafleece to keep warm.
Furvourite Furrend: Mabel the cat that Daisy lives with claims to be her best friend but Daisy isn’t too sure about it. She prefers to spend time with her human friends.
Furvourite Weekend Activity: We get to spend more time together on the weekends and they are usually fairly chill especially at Daisy's age as a terrier doesn’t know when to stop! We vary it up from walks to spending time in the garden followed by snoozing in the afternoon.
Furvourite Noise: anything squeaky or the sound of the treat jar being opened from yards away despite claiming to be hard of hearing in her elder years.
This form was completed by Ciara Sweeney. Images by Ciara Sweeney