Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tornado Takes Life: Tragedy Befalls Sweet Daisy

This past weekend Max and I jet-set to Missouri to surprise my mom for Mother’s Day. She was fabulously surprised and we had a wonderful time spending time with our family, pet and humans alike. That is, until tragedy struck.

As some of you may know, Spring is also tornado season in the Midwest. On Saturday afternoon, an F4 to F5 tornado blew threw Missouri and Oklahoma killing 23 people and injuring hundreds. In fact, it wiped one entire town off the map!

Our dear friend, Kendra, (who you may remember from our January Pet Puff recipe post) was out of town and had boarded her two dogs, Daisy and Diesel, at a local boarding facility. Kendra and her family rushed back home to check on their dogs, sadly to find that the boarding facility was destroyed by the tornado!

Daisy and Diesel cozied up together

Kendra found Daisy and Diesel and rushed them to the emergency room. Diesel, the miniature poodle, was only a little bumped and bruised. However, sweet Daisy wasn’t that lucky. Daisy had swelling around the heart from the trauma of the twister.

Sweet Daisy

The next morning Kendra woke up to find Daisy in an even worse condition. She phoned her mom and the two headed to the emergency room. But before they could make it, sweet Daisy died in Kendra’s arms.

Daisy was deeply loved and will always be remembered

In an effort to send our caring thoughts to Kendra, I am organizing a card drive. I am hoping all of our fellow bloggers can help by sending a card to Kendra from you and your pet.

If you are interested in helping out, just send an email to apolston [at] hotmail.com with the subject “Card Drive” and I will email you back with her address.

Kendra and Daisy


Sparky said...

Oh my, that is just so, so sad... My heart goes out to Kendra and her family... Poor Daisy.

Unfortunately we cannot join in the card drive, though I think it's a great idea! We will be praying for Kendra and for everyone who knew Daisy.

Sparky and family

Peanut said...

Oh how sad. We will be emailing you for her address.

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

This just breaks our hearts. God's Garden has requested another loving doggie home. Dearest Daisy you will be so missed and we will pray that the heartaches of all who loved you will ease and the wonderful memories will help them heal.

Love Licksm,Healing Hugs and a pond of tears. This is the saddest news to deal with and we will participate in the card drive that was a wonderful idea.

A, B, C, and D said...

hi---this is Bullys momma. I added u as my fav....im sorry for the loss of the sweet pooch.

Lacy said...

w00f's, sooo sorrwy bout the loss of Daisy...will send u an email...my thoughts and prayers r with daisys family...

a sad,
bear and
angle lacylulu;(

Serendipity said...

It's really sad about Daisy. Keeping them in our thoughts and prayers.

It's really thoughtful of you to do the card drive. Will be emailing you.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my gosh, that is so sad. Poor Daisy...My heart goes out to Kendra. Very sad to hear about another dog's death.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Asta said...

I am so vewy sad about this..Daisy was so bootifuo and looked so vewy sweet..I hope she didn't suffew to much and that now that she is ovew the wainbow bwidge, she has only the good memowies and no pain..I am so sowwy fow Kendwa, she must be devestated..I hope hew heawt heals
smoochie kisses

Simba said...

That is sad news. A card drive sounds like a good idea.

Simba xx

Jake of Florida said...

That is so sad -- we're sending Kendra our warmest wirey thoughts. Please let her know.

We have family in Missouri (St.Louis) so we're always watching the paths of these scary tornados.

Jake and Just Harry

Clover said...

Oh no, that is terrible sad news. We will participate in the card drive too. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Love Clover xo

Putz said...

as you know ash, max, i love you all dearly, but i don't feel comfortable with any drive,,, i s at drives.....i do well at praying which i do every night, all the ch arlies, ivy, max, sandy, sandie, duke, speedy, jasper bell, kesta, lorenzo, emily, cooper, ruff, wilford, duffy, park, rin tin tin{we know he is gone}, mutt, asta, tia, mavrick, marls at large, tiffy, army, that is my monday night list and then i start out with a new one on tuesda...by the way i am serious

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

I am so sorry to hear this news about Daisy! It's never easy but it has to be twice as hard under these circumstances. My husband's family lost their farm and some of their live stock to a tornado and it's something you never forget.

I haven't tried the card software yet. Hope it works for me.

Levi's mom

BILLY BASS said...


CaliChi said...

That is so sad. I'm sorry to hear about poor Kendra's situation.

Ferndoggle said...

OMG, how horrific! I can't imagine what Kendra is going through. Wow...I'm just in tears over this.

I emailed you for her address and would love to send a card. We will be making a donation to Boxer Rescue on Daisy's behalf.

Jen, Sherman, Penny & Lola

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duo_disaster said...

We learnt this from C,S&G and decided we should pop over.

Though we do not know them, its still very heart breaking for us to learnt about Daisy's incident much more Kendra!

We would like to participate in the drive, we're p-mail to you for the details shortly.

God Blessed Kendra, Family
and Beloved Daisy.

Rudolf & Goofy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

There are no dates on the posts so we're not sure when this happened, but this is a terrible thing for anyone to go through. We're glad Diesel survived but we know Kendra is heartbroken over Daisy. We are sad for them.

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