by Jessi

Baily,our 9 year old lab was sick,very sick. I had made an appointment for her that day at 2:30. I had the kids kiss and hug her before they left for school,I didn't have the heart to tell them that she might not be home later.I think they they knew. I laid with her all morning,loving,talking,as I had done the previous night...all night. Finally I had to get my shower so we could go to the vet. When finished,I opened my bathroom door and stepped over her to get to my bed and sit down. I looked up and realized Baily was gone. I had stepped over her coming out of the bathroom and didn't know it. Even knowing she was gone,I still called her name,then started sobbing. My puppy German Shepherd seemed to even know. I called the vet to cancel the appt. and my sister(who works at the vet office) came to pick her up to take her to be ready to get cremated. It was an awful day,week,month! But it got easier over time. I hate that I wasn't with her when she passed but I like to think that her last act was to lay across that bathroom door,as close to me as she could get,and protect me in her final act.

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Apr 02, 2013
Beautiful Baily
by: Diane

It's so very hard to let go of a loved one, especially one as loved as Baily.You did all you could to comfort a beloved member of your family, and it was Baily's gift in return to die peacefully and with you. Please accept my condolences to you and your family,time is the great healer, and in time you will see Baily again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Mar 30, 2013
by: Doreen U.K.

Jesse I am sorry for your loss of your German Shepherd BAILY. It must have been a terrible shock to suddenly find your darling Bailey had died. I am sure you are right that Bailey lay as close to you as possible and it wouldn't have mattered that you were not present. His spirit would have known your presence was nearby. Bailey being so ill perhaps would not have wanted any fuss around him. Just as we do when we are ill. Often we want to be left alone and quiet so that we can rest. This is what Bailey wanted. He wanted to be near you, but also alone so he could rest.
Keep a journal and write "My life with Bailey" Write as many memories as you can remember and you will have these always.

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