||It has been suggested that this article be merged into Rudolph Moshammer. (Discuss) Proposed since December 2012.|
Daisy with Rudolph Moshammer
|Species||Canis lupus familiaris|
|Born||Irina de Pittacus
20 September 1993
|Died||24 October 2006
Daisy, born as Irina de Pittacus, (20 September 1993 – 24 October 2006) was the dog of the murdered German fashion designer, Rudolph Moshammer. In an interview with the magazine Stern, Moshammer said that he had owned four dogs with this name.
The Yorkshire terrier Irina de Pittacus was born a puppy in Jockgrim to the male Drakula in the care of breeder Christel Nicklis. At the age of four months, Moshammer purchased the animal and gave it the name "Daisy". In the arm of the designer, always with a ribbon on her head, Daisy became a trademark of the extravagant designer and was often seen in the German media.
Moshammer devoted a book and a website to Daisy. She was also the namesake for a line of grooming products for dogs launched by Moshammer. In addition the designer developed a collection of dog clothing. In 2005, she had a short guest appearance on the RTL series Unter Uns.
On the night of 13 to 14 of January 2005, Daisy was probably the single "eyewitness" to Moshammer's murder. Subsequently, there were rumors that Moshammer had put in his will that Daisy should have lifelong living privileges in his villa in Munich. She was to be cared for there by Moshammer's chauffeur, Andreas Kaplan. Even before the opening of the will, the breeder Nicklis had offered to take the dog. In the long run, the dog was taken by Kaplan, who had cared for the animal before and was generously considered in the will.
Daisy died at the age of thirteen in Munich. She was cremated hours later in a Munich crematorium. The urn with the ashes Kaplan wants to keep in his residence.
This article is based largely on the former German Wikipedia article Daisy (Hund), which has been deleted from the German Wikipedia; single facts of it have been included in the article Rudolph Moshammer.
- Süddeutsche Zeitung from 25 Oct. 2006 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/,imml3/muenchen/artikel/690/89601/