Our buddy Baylee
Our hearts are broken over the loss of our beloved Boxer, Baylee. He was only 9 but diagnosed with cardiomyopathy about 1.5 years ago so we knew this could happen at any time even though he seemed healthy until the minute he passed. You can never prepare for losing your best friend!!
We rescued Baylee when he was about a year old. He was an unhousebroken, ill mannered mess but we fell in love with his sweet boxer face and took him in. He blossomed into the best dog I think I'll ever meet. He was one in a million. Always looking to please and protect me and my husband, he was always by our sides. A big goofball with more personality than some people I've met. He loved playing, running around like a maniac with a toy in his mouth... We said from day one that he would die of sheer excitement - his heart would just explode one day. And that's just about what happened.
I had just gotten home and Baylee was waiting on the couch for me. He was excited as ever to see me and started running around with his brother, Bruno. Within minutes I had heard a yelp so small it didn't even alarm me but when I went to investigate, he was already gone. I am comforted in knowing he died doing what he loved and so quickly and painlessly. But the hole he has left in my heart seems almost unbearable right now. We are reminded of him everywhere we turn. The tears just won't stop...
Baylee knew he was loved, forever curled up in the crook of my knees, watching tv. I hope that wherever he is, he's running around with an endless supply of toys, frosty paws and peanut butter. Little buddy, mommy and daddy miss you and we can't wait to see you again someday!