Down in the dumps Daisy

Little Daisy Border Terrorist has been slowly growing a skin tag on her eyelid, just under her eyelashes. It started as a little dot not doing much, but then seemed to turn grow to about 7mm almost overnight, so it had to go. The vet said that it would be no problem, just a little discomfort for a few days. She came home, head surrounded with a Buster Collar, very sleepy but still hungry. She had her eyelid shaved and it was quite swollen. Usually Daisy and her sister Dido like to groom each other several times a day so the collar helps prevent that, as well as protecting her from getting anything in her eye. She hates it! She tries to scratch or roll it off and she can’t judge how much space it takes up.  Going up and down steps is a challenge and scrambling through the dog flap into the garden is impossible.

Weekends usually mean extended walks, somewhere the dogs really enjoy, but Daisy isn’t allowed off the lead for ten days.


Today we went to the cemetery, a nice stroll for me, with spring blossom around every corner.


Daisy didn’t feel the same at all, she wasn’t able to do her doggy stuff. Border terriers like nothing more than chasing through the woods and undergrowth, scrabbling in hedges, after some real or imaginary prey – rabbits, mice and rats. They loathe squirrels and the cemetery is full of them, I’ve seen Daisy climb six foot up a tree trunk in an attempt to catch one.


Here she is looking sorry for herself. She has perked up a bit through the day, so she’s on the mend, bless her and Dido has resisted ‘cleaning’ her wounds!


20 thoughts on “Down in the dumps Daisy

  1. Awww … I hesitated to click ‘like’ because there’s nothing to like about a sweet little doggie having a bad health day. She looks like me when I don’t feel good – forlorn. She getting better soon but it’s hard for them to know. I hope little Daisy is feeling like a Spring flowers real soon. Head rub for you ….!!! 😀😀😀😘

  2. Poor Daisy…. I know how she feels [I’ve seen the same look on our princess when she had to wear that collar.]
    But she’ll be her ‘old’ self soon and bouncing about, chasing squirrels.
    I think if you tell her, she’ll understand! 🙂

  3. Ah, poor little Daisy! Not being able to be a proper little terrier must be so frustrating for her! I love Border Terriers, they have so much personality.

  4. So sorry, dear Daisy. I hope you’re soon better, and able to take off that pesky lampshade thingy. You still look gorgeous though, and I’m sure it won’t be too long before you’re back chasing those squirrels again. Tell mom her photo of the spring blossoms is really lovely. xx *hugs*

  5. Awwww, look at that adorable little face! I am glad she has such a great mother to look after her. People like you makes my heart very glad Gilly. She is so beautiful. 😀

    Simba once had to wear a collar too. He was about a year old and he wasn’t pleased at all as well and they can feel so sorry for themselves. It’s because they don’t understand what is that thing around their necks. Shame! Luckily it’s not permanent.

    Please give her a big hug and kiss from me and thanks for sharing these gorgeous shots. I love those blossoms! 😀 ♥

  6. Poor sweetheart! She looks absolutely adorable in that last shot, Gilly 🙂 And what a lot of blossom you’ve got! It hasn’t even started up here! Have a good week 🙂 :

  7. our lab had to wear the collar before too – and whew – it was hard! but it seems like daisy is holding her own – and the shadow photo was my fav of the post – and hope her eye heals soon. 🙂

  8. Ah skin tags; the curse of middle years.
    Glad to hear she is recovering well, and it won’t be long before she can shed the collar of shame.

  9. Poor one. But Gilly, I don’t know how you managed to make this sad news into a sweet one. 😉 I hope she gets better and her discomfort now pays off.

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