Craig Gibson: Treats for
Gibson had a number of keen interests, starting with
soccer (he played for a Manhattan team called
Barnestonworth, but rooted for Liverpool) and continuing
with the movies. (He had to be the first to see a new
release, and there had to be plenty of popcorn on hand.)
And he loved his wife, Dannielle, with whom he immigrated
from Australia last December.
But beginning in August, he had a new focus: Daisy,
the boxer puppy he gave his wife for her birthday. "He
was so obsessed with this dog," marveled Mrs. Gibson. At
the office, where Mr. Gibson, 37, was a reinsurance
broker for Marsh & McLennan, "instead of doing work
he'd be on the Internet, looking up pet stores and buying
treats for her." Sometimes he would come home in the
middle of the day to take Daisy for a walk.
It was hardly a one-sided affair. "She used to sleep
on his slippers every night, with her little nose tucked
into one of them and her paws over the top," Mrs. Gibson
said. "She was mad about him."