One Year with Daisy

One Year with Daisy

It was one year ago today that I drove out to the boondocks near Cazenovia Lake and met the adorable 3-month-old kitten I named Daisy.

And while it may only be a year since I brought Daisy to her forever home, it feels like she’s always been here.

It was instant bonding between Daisy and me. There were over a dozen kittens in this lady’s garage when I visited one year ago. But Daisy was the one who ran up to me and started purring.

The moment I picked her up, I knew she was the one.

One year later, I know I made the right choice.

Daisy and I are inseparable, which isn’t always a good thing. More than once, she has gotten soaked trying to stay in the shower with me, the dope.

The funny thing is, Daisy always acts surprised when she gets wet in the shower. She runs away like a scalded poodle only to return a few minutes later to circumnavigate the outer rim of my claw-foot tub.

When she was but a little bug, Daisy loved to sleep curled up on my shoulder:

One year ago

And one year later, she still thinks she’s small enough to do it.

She’s not:

One year later

Yes, I’m bald right now. I have Lupus, guys. This month has been an absolute Lupus shit-show for me and two weeks ago my hair started to fall out (again). Rather than walk around with big bald spots on my head, I just bzzzzzt shaved all my hair off.

It happens every year and so far, it’s always grown back.

Plus showering is a snap!

The downside is sometimes I get called “sir” which never happens when I have hair. I occasionally entertain the idea of going nutty and screaming “It’s Ma’am! Ma’am!” over and over again.

Remember that?


She might be one year older, but Daisy is still full of piss and vinegar.

She still plays fetch. And I still have to put my living room trash basket on top of the stove at night to keep her from dumping the contents all over the house while I’m sleeping.

One thing is certain, Daisy is very happy at Casa Dianny. And she’s made me pretty happy as well.

So happy One Year Adopt-a-versary, Daisy!

Here’s to many more!

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15 thoughts on “One Year with Daisy

  • July 20, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Most AWESOME, Dianny! So happy for the both of you. Daisy is so cute and, I can see why you and her are best buds. May you both have many, many years remaining together.

    Happy Anniversary to you and Daisy!

  • July 20, 2022 at 11:19 am

    So are you now telling everyone that you meet what your preferred pronouns are? Asking for a friend!
    (Hang in there–not feeling well is a bummer, speaking from experience).

    • July 20, 2022 at 11:47 am

      My pronouns are Ma’am! Ma’am! They’re Ma’am!!!!!!!!

      • July 20, 2022 at 2:27 pm

        Yes, ma’am!

  • July 20, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    As ever,prayers for relief from the Lupus, Dianny. Selfish prayers — we need our patriotic retorts! 😀

    A few weeks ago, we took in a pooch, apparently a dumpee. Turned out to be a maybe-one-year-old Belgian Malinois – only the world’s most insane canine; just what a couple of sedentary almost-septuagenarians (with one cat) needed. I called her Honey at first, because of her pretty light brown coat, but I call my wife honey, my cat honey, and so another name was needed. Somehow she has become Daisy. I hadn’t remembered until now that your cat was Daisy. Glad for you that your Daisy worked out so well for you. Cute pic. We’ll see where we are with our Daisy in a year. If we survive.

    • July 21, 2022 at 9:40 am

      I pray your health issues get better. Thanks for such a great column that entertains and educates.

  • July 20, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Awww! She’s still a sweetie 🐱Feel better!

    • July 21, 2022 at 8:30 am

      Happy Anniversary to you and your Daisy! Our first cat also loved to sleep on my shoulder. As she got older, she would wrap her arms around my neck and purr, which I’ve been told is very rare. May you have many happy years of friendship!

  • July 20, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    I have a cat like that, follows me more closely than my dog. Thank you for the update.

  • July 21, 2022 at 1:29 am

    Awww what a gorgeous kitty. ❤️
    I brought home a feral kitten, about 8 weeks old, 3 years ago this month; he looked and looks like Daisy. He also slept on my shoulder, and my boobs, as a kitten, and I have a few pics of him looking just like you and Daisy — his face obscuring mine 😂 because he now weighs about 12 pounds. Daisy and Lil Boy could be siblings, they look that much alike, even their huge gorgeous eyes ❤️
    Happy Adoption Day 😘😘

  • July 21, 2022 at 2:42 am

    That kitten sleeping on the shoulder pic is just way too cute. Daisy is a lovely cat.

  • July 21, 2022 at 7:17 am

    We think you’re both beautiful!
    Keep up the pressure lady.
    Psalm 121:1-2
    A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

  • July 21, 2022 at 7:31 am

    There’s nothing like kitten lovin’! 😻

    Thanks so much for sharing!!

    (Hope you feel much, much better)

  • July 21, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Daisy is adorable. Looks like she could be lil sis to my 2 year old Tom kitty who is weighing in around 18-pounds.

  • July 22, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Happy anniversary, seldom a day goes by that our four legged friends can’t make a bit easier to deal with. I think I could endure the loss of a friend with less pain compared to a pet.

    Take care and Thanks for refreshing the Ma’am lunatic

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