Sunday, March 18, 2012

In Memory Of Poppy.

Just over a week ago our beloved great dane "Poppy" died from a back injury. Yes it is the Poppy who my blog is named after. Poppy was the first great dane we have ever rescued after being given up for adoption because of her size. Poppy was a wonderful dog, who came to us with many issues.

Poppy was very scared of men and with time grew to trust Shane and I. We feel that she may have been abused by her previous owners which would account for why she was so scared of most people. The abuse she suffered also might account for her back injuries. She loved Shane and I and would always come up for a pat.

She was a great dog who gave us a few years of wondeful memories to keep.

The top photo is of Poppy in her favourite position, up side down!

Poppy lying on the front veranda.

I will miss Poppy terribly.


  1. Sorry for you. I know how great a loss it must be. At least you can be comforted by the fact that she had several years of good living.

  2. I am sorry for your loss. Pets have a way of taking up a big piece of our hearts. As Drora said be comforted by the fact that she had people who loved her.

  3. I'm sorry for you. I know the pain of the loss of our pet because a pets are part of our families.
    Kiss and hugs Faby

  4. Que triste, como puede haber personas capaces de hacer daño a animales indefensos.
    Me imagino la perdida tan grande que habrá sido para vosotros, pero donde quiera que esté, estará feliz.
    Millones de besosss...Julia.

  5. I'm so sorry. When an animal dies, it leaves a big gap. I think that Poppy has felt very comfortable with you and enjoyed the time with you.
    Do not be sad anymore, he is now in dog heaven.
    Hugs from Craftland

  6. Sadly, I am going to feel the same pain in a few months with our dear little dog Nick who has cancer. Pets leave footprints on our hearts and wonderful memories to warm us with.

  7. So sad to hear of Poppy leaving this world. Hugs to you both. Jazzi xx

  8. He llorado con tu mensaje... siento tu dolor.
    Un abrazo

  9. I know how you feel, I still miss my Bella everyday, she was hit by a car and no one fixed her leg so she walked with a limp but she was a great dog. I never posted this but I did rescue another dog and she's opened up my heart again.