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Daisy’s Diary: Introducing me – the Cockapoo Princess!!

April 26, 2024

Daisy’s Diary: Introducing me – the Cockapoo Princess!!

Hey there, pals! Welcome to Daisy’s Diary and to my world, where I, Daisy the Cockapoo extraordinaire, reign supreme! Don’t I look cute in this photo – I was only 10 weeks old with no wrinkles and a smaller waistline!

Let me take you back to October 2023, the day my life got flipped upside down (in the best way possible, of course!) with the arrival of yours truly into the Russell-Alexander household. Three humans came to see me, my brother, and my mummy. I liked these humans and, happy days, they liked me. Before I knew it, I was cuddled up in a soft blanket, sitting on a new human lap in a big red Jeep, heading for my new life in the countryside.

June is my new human and I have burst into her life like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, with my elegant golden coat (and yes, it’s silky and shiny, not curly like a poodle’s, thank you very much!) and my tail wagging a mile a minute. Did you know that it’s difficult to walk in a straight line when you wag your tail so much? I’m expecting to be breathalysed any day now! Within just two days, I went from being a shy little pup to a confident, cheeky whirlwind, ready to take on the world and the County Down countryside!

What makes me stand out in the crowd isn’t just my adorable good looks (although, let’s be real, I’m pretty darn cute), it’s my larger-than-life personality! I wake up every morning at 5 am with boundless energy, ready to go for walks, explore every nook and cranny, sniff every bush, and chase every bird in sight. When June and I are out walking (I look so good in my yellow coat – yellow is my signature colour), she carries a thing that she calls a Blackthorn walking stick (mystery – she doesn’t need one) and I find a big stick to carry – or trip over depending on its size!

Out here in the countryside, there are animals in the fields. There are lots of white fluffy animals, some big and some tiny. When they walk past my garden, I run over to introduce myself, but they walk away. They are not very friendly! And then, there are some gigantic animals. June says the word “cows” but I think she’s lost the plot as it’s clear to me that they’re big, black-and-white dogs! I bark “Hi there!” to them but they don’t bark back! What’s that all about? I, personally, think they recognise that I’m a princess and they don’t want to overstep the mark. That explanation works for me!

Back at home, I’m a great help with all the chores. When the big warm machine has finished drying the clothes in the utility room, I selflessly help everyone with the laundry by lifting out socks and pants and hankies. My humans don’t get it – I’m helping – why are they chasing me round the garden?  Then, when June is doing her housework, a round thing appears and cleans the floors all by itself. It’s very noisy and disturbs my beauty sleep. I’ve tried sitting on it, lying in front of it and barking at it but it just won’t stop.

Despite the chaos I stir up, I bring heaps of love and laughter into my human’s life. I’m June’s constant companion (she’s a busy editor, you know), whether we’re out adventuring, snuggling up for movie nights, or simply enjoying each other’s company. And, just like my late buddy Digby, the Border Collie, I love her and she’s my favourite human.

I’m learning to join in on her business meetings, just like Digby did (apparently lots of people knew him) and, when she’s working hard, I doze on my big golden blanket. It’s a hard job but someone’s got to do it!!

So, this is me – princess of all I survey and, as I embark on my new life in the countryside, I’m going to share my escapades and adventures with you lovely humans, one paw print at a time! Let the sparkle and stardom begin!

Love Daisy xx