Daisy's blog

New Endorsement!

Daisy is sending out a huge thank you to Meg Zucker for her great endorsement: 

Daisy: The True Story of an Amazing 3-Legged Chinchilla is a heart-warming tale that invites young readers to gain insight into the impact of how an unexpected event can turn a physical loss into a surprising gift for the entire family. The book also encourages children to celebrate difference, teaching them that just because someone (or in this case something) looks different, it doesn’t mean that they aren’t still capable of living their life to its fullest.  Highly recommended!

Back to School

 New situations, like starting the school year, can be fun, exciting and sometimes a little scary.  Daisy and Rosie don’t go to school because they are chinchillas. But if they did go to school, what do you think it would be like for them? With three legs, Daisy looks different on the outside than most chinchillas. Her best friend, Rosie, knows that Daisy can do anything she puts her mind to: running, jumping and playing. Rosie knows that Daisy is a sweet and spunky Chinnie.

Daisy Wins an Award!

  Daisy is very excited that her book, Daisy: The True Story of an Amazing 3-Legged Chinchilla, has won the 2014 Indie Excellence Cover Design for Children's Storybook award! This is a huge honor. She is sending out chinnie-hugs to everyone who has been sharing her story and a special thanks to Courtney Cordner, who designed the cover! Go Daisy!

Learning Not to Be Afraid

Sometimes when chinchillas are sick, they will lay on their sides. It’s because they don’t feel well or are too hot. Because they are “prey” animals – which means they are hunted by other animals – they hide it when they’re feeling ill until they’re very sick.  Before Daisy lost her leg, she never laid on her side. But now she will flip over on her side while she is sleeping – it’s more comfortable for her. The first few times she did that we got so frightened!

Nap Time!

Daisy says the best way to spend a cold, Michigan-winter day is to curl up with her best friend, Rosie, for an afternoon nap! Watch for Daisy's book to be released soon!

A Day in Daisy's Life

Daisy is doing well and enjoying life with Rosie. This summer, they stayed in a bedroom on the main floor so they would be cool enough. If you look at the Chinchilla Fact sheet, you’ll see that chinchillas can get sick very easily from something called “heat stroke.” That happens when they get too hot. Their ears may turn pink and they will lay on their sides because they can't sweat, the way humans do, to cool off.

Welcome to Daisy's Blog!

 Hi and Welcome to Daisy’s Blog! We wanted to have a place where anyone who has read Daisy’s story and is interested in her life can read about her. Daisy is very special but not because she has three legs. She is special because of her personality, spunk and the way she has learned how to do so much since she lost her leg. Her spirit is the same as before the accident and it’s what helped her survive.