I ran into your Edhat camera crew at the SB Int'l Film Festival at Fiesta 5 back in 2007 and you took this
clip. My 2 year old dog was looking a bit silly in her raincoat at 52 pounds! Your crew "interviewed"
Daisy Mae is now 7 years old and is one of 45 dogs who volunteer with their handlers at Cottage
Hospital. She is a Certified Therapy Dog and has also passed the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test. Her
rescued "brother" Tyler, has also passed that test, but is not destined for therapy work, which is mostly
based on a dog's temperament and specifically how much they enjoy meeting new people. Here is a cute
video of her with her best friend, Rocket, cuddling in their sleep during their weekly playdate.
If you google "Daisy Mae" and "Santa Barbara", you'll find that she's got a Facebook page, has been
featured as the cover story of the Independent, the Coastal View News and the News-Press as well as
been on KEYT (5.15.12 was our latest interview). On Christmas Day, all the therapy dogs visit Cottage
Hospital at once dressed up as reindeer, so she'll be featured on KEYT again on that day. Daisy also
volunteers as the "kissing booth" in all of the local dog festivals in Santa Barbara and Solvang
throughout the summer! Check out her Facebook page for adorable photos of her working the photo
booth at the recent Cottage Hospital Baby Fair too ;-)
As a former fighting bait dog, Daisy Mae is now a perfect breed ambassador and living example that any
dog is simply a mirror of its current owner and a good indication of which end of the leash to legislate
over. Banning certain breeds is not the answer to stopping dog fighting or violence. Punishing those
people who fight, abuse or breed dogs is the answer. We need to promote reponsible ownership.