A Jack Russell mix named Daisy was adopted from a shelter by the Barsby-Finch family when she was just six months old. Sadly, she recently passed away at the age of 23 1/2. She was the oldest dog in the United Kingdom. Read more from the Gloucestershire Echo:
The Jack Russell cross from Bishop’s Cleeve had become a “member of the family”, providing years of comfort for Mark Barsby-Finch and his elderly mother, Beryl.
Sadly, Daisy died last Thursday, aged 23 years and six months. She had been the oldest dog in the UK.
Tributes were yesterday to the loving dog which joined the family as a pup, just six months old.
Before old age took her, Daisy would every morning running about the fields in Staverton village, where Mark grew up.
And they never had to worry about her not coming back to the house.
“She knows where home is,” Mark said.
“She would always come back in the evening. We were worried at first, but quite soon we realised she would always come home.
“Most people have pets for 10 to 12 years, but to have one for such a long time is incredible.
“She became part of the family and really, our little baby. Even as she got older, she needed more caring for, but she was a huge member of this family.
“We will all miss her. It has been a lot quieter and when I hear noises, I still think she is coming down the hall way.
“I used to prepare meals for three, but now it’s only two. It’s just the little things.
“It’s nice to think she is now in doggie heaven.”