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Episode 25: Lazy Husky Daisy

Welcome to Tea, Toast and Trivia, Episode 25.

Thank you for listening in.

Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote,

“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.”

I believe this is true because of Daisy, a gentle, beautiful husky that has become an invaluable addition to our family.

Alisha & Daisy

Today I am joined by Alisha, Daisy’s mother who, along with her fiancé, Ben has given Daisy a welcoming home. So put the kettle on and join in the conversation.  We love to hear from you on

I am your host Rebecca Budd and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with you.

Alisha, Daisy & Ben

A special thank you to Alisha.  Check out Daisy’s personal Instagram account, Lazy Husky Daisy.  In September, she will move to Calgary with her parents.  She is going to love the Alberta winters. I can see her playing in the snow.

One last thought comes from Milan Kundara:

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

Until next time, dear friends, safe travels wherever your adventures take you.

By Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

17 replies on “Episode 25: Lazy Husky Daisy”

How very well said. When I first met Daisy, she was very scared and excitable. Now, she is tranquillity personified. Isn’t it amazing how love, stability, trust, hope is understood without the need of knowing words. Except, I have a feeling they recognize our words, when we fail to understand their barks. Now, let’s ask ourselves who is the smartest creature on our planet.

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It is interesting to get a perspective of a young person who has decided, for the first time, to take on the responsibility and care of a pet that soon becomes an invaluable family member. I still cry when I read “The Yearling.” A mark was on him from the day’s delight, so that all his life, when April was a thin green and the flavor of rain was on his tongue, an old wound would throb and a nostalgia would fill him for something he could not quite remember.” Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling.

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I read it in grade nine too. It was a difficult book and one that should have been read at a higher grade to get a fuller, more objective perspective. The relationships and subject matter was, at fourteen, above my head. Did you ever read “The Lottery” short story by Shirley Jackson, which was first published June 1948 and is considered one of the most famous short stores in the history of American literature. That was given to me in grade 7 at 11 years old. I had nightmares after reading that narrative, which prompted me to be wary of literature class going forward. All of which is to say that books and stories make us think and leave an indelible impression on us. Always enjoy our conversations.

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I can tell that you were destined to be a writer/poet! Short stories have the power to remain deeply embedded in our minds. Think of “To Build a Fire” which was especially meaningful because I lived in Northern Manitoba where freezing was a reality. And the loving couple in “The Gift of the Magi” – if only they had communicated. And then there was Edgar Allen Poe….

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Yes, Daisy is very special. I like the way she has learned obedience. She understands the love of her human “parents” and friends. Brings to my mind the really nice animal friends we have had during the years.

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