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Daisy to Join the Team

Tino's Couture Collars PrestonSpeaks.comRecently,  you read about how a WestieMed grant helped save my foster sister Daisy’s leg.  Well, I left out an important part of the story.  The ending.

Daisy was supposed to be adopted locally and live close to me, but it didn’t work out.  I was in a panic.  The plan was for me to see my new bestie all the time, but now who knew where she was going.  I admit, I was a wreck.  I didn’t let Daisy know because I didn’t want her upset that she didn’t have a home lined up, so I told her the perfect family was waiting for her.  We just had to find them.  Then Daisy looked at me with those big brown eyes, and said calmly, “But Preston, I already have the perfect family here.”

I didn’t know what to say.  It wasn’t my decision to make, that was my rents job.

So I thought about it and thought about it, and she was right.  She fit in perfectly, we all love her, and she is a great little sis.  So I asked Mom and Dad for a meeting.  I was prepared for this to be the most difficult meeting I have ever had.  I had to convince them that even though our house was full to the brim with cats and dogs, that we had room for Miss Daisy too.

I tried a couple of tactics such as showing how she was an important part of the family, she wouldn’t be much more work, and I even resorted to telling them I would be a better dog and not make messes.  They said they would take my plea into consideration and get back to me.

Daisy Winter storm 2013There was much discussion behind closed doors and of course we had our ears right up to the door trying to hear.  This wasn’t very hard to do since we have huge ears.  I knew I would have Mom in my court because she is a softy.  But dad is a tough sell.  Fortunately he came to the right decision with time.  So on New Year’s Eve, Mom and Dad signed the adoption contract and she is now officially part of our family!  We rung in 2014 with silly hats and glasses and a new sibling!

It was never our plan to adopt her, just be a good foster brother/family and send her on her way.  But this girl totally stole our hearts.  She now has her own room.  Yep, can you believe it?  I have spent FIVE years with my crate in the living room and she is here a few months and they give her the front room!  In full disclosure, she does share it with a treadmill though.   She told me she wanted to paint the room pink … hehehe.

Daisy from PrestonSpeaks.comNow that she is part of the family, she asked if she could help me on the website.  So I arranged an interview.  We took her to the St. Louis Pet Expo and she worked the booth with me.  She was a natural and stole many people’s hearts.  She had the Petco reps totally wrapped around her little paw.  At the end of the event, they came by and gave her ALL their left over chewies!  Then, she did the sweetest thing.  She shared them all with Elvis and I!  That is when I knew she had potential in the empire!

So, effective Feb 1st, she will be the general intern and fashion model for female attire.  In the past, we have been limited on showcasing female fashion items because frankly, I refuse to wear a dress.  Now we can expand our reach into the high fashion world of dog couture!  She will also be doing product reviews and working towards her certificate in doggie obedience.  She seems brighter than Elvis, so I see her moving up in the company much more quickly and not spending three years as an intern as Elvis did … hehehe.

So congratulations Sis!
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Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps

Rachel Phelps, “America’s Pet Parent,” is an award-winning writer, photographer, and certified dog trainer. She keeps busy managing the career of her Internet celebrity dog Preston from Preston Speaks. Her three Westies — who think they are mini-humans — and three cats rule the house. To learn more about Rachel go to: Rachel Phelps Website


  • Congratulations Daisy! You and Elvis are so lucky to have a sister! Daisy waiting to see you in girlie clothes!

  • Yay Preston! Way to use your skills of positive persuasion. Well done to all of you and since I only have girls here, we look forward to the female attire :)

  • Preston I am so glad Daisy will be in her forever home with me. I just love love love your blog it brings a smile to my face everyday.
    Someday I hope I get to meet you & your siblings. I have 1 westies Brinkley & Jack & i personally thing they are the greatest. grrrruuuuffff