Wednesday Story Day – AKA Hump Day – Bailey is at Peace

I normally have a story today, but with deep sadness I want you to know that Bailey has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. On Sunday it was clear she was starting to experience difficulty. The time came to seek help in ending her journey here and let her begin a new chapter over the Rainbow bridge.

I have posted a few photos that have been seen on the A Little Personal feature.

We will miss her.

Thank you for all the support and helpful words during this time of challenge for our family.

Bailey

“Why, yes Pops. I am beautiful.”

“Hey, you guys. What are you doing?”

Bailey

“Summer and a back roll. Nothing finer.”

 

Bailey

“Do I really need to play with that Little Potato?”

“This is living.”

“I’m telling you little one, this water will be deep, so be careful.”

Bailey

“I think you are in my spot.”

Bailey and Twiggy

“Pops. What the heck have you and mom done?”

“Hey, kids. It’s the UPS truck heading our way”

Bailey

“I bet it would be helpful to have thumbs.”

“Man I hate it when they back up.”

“My kingdom and an interloper.”

So long, for now, Bailey girl. We’ll meet again.

 

103 comments

  1. I am so sorry, John. You and the producer blessed Bailey with a wonderful life. RIP, sweet Bailey. xo

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    1. Thank you, Jill.

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  2. Oh bum, John. So many glorious memories though, so much fur in the corners of the den. We will all miss the pics and will think about Bailey when I’m out with Mylo today. Take care.

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    1. I like the idea, Geoff. Mylo is a treasure. Thank you.

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  3. Gwen Plano · ·

    My heart goes out to all of you, John. I am so, so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing photos of her. The final image brings us to the Rainbow Bridge. RIP dear Bailey. ♥

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    1. Thank you, Gwen.

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  4. RIP Bailey, you beautiful pup. My deepest condolences, John. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you, Marie.

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  5. Oh, John. Knowing this day would come doesn’t make it any easier. I can imagine how hard it was for you. Thank you for sharing the photos, and thank you for being such a fine family for Bailey.

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    1. It was hard but necessary out of love. Thank you, Linda.

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  6. I am so sorry, John. She will be dearly missed. Bailey was a loved member of the family.

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    1. Thank you, GP. She was loved for sure.

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  7. We are very sorry, John. You guys gave her a wonderful home, filled with love and canine companions. Thank you for sharing Bailey’s life with us.

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    1. Thank you for the comforting words, Dan.

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  8. I’m so sorry to hear this John. She will be missed! Thank you for sharing her with us.

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    1. Thank you, Deborah.

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  9. I’m so sorry about Bailey, John but you’ve given her the gift of peace. —- Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne.

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  10. Pamela Read · ·

    John I am so terribly sorry. She was a beacon of light who is now dimmed but will never be lost. I am crying for what I have lost. I loved to see her smiling face. She will never be forgotten.

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    1. Thank you so much, Pamela. I feel the same.

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  11. Oh, I’m so sorry, John. I can only believe that Bailey is playing and romping on the other side of that Rainbow Bridge. Give Lucy and Twiggy a big hug for me. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Jennie.

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      1. You’re very welcome, John.

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  12. So sorry for your loss. Thursday posts aren’t going to be the same. I agree with those who say that at least she’s at peace.

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    1. Thank you, Charles. That she is. 🙂

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  13. So sad to learn this. These things are deeply moving to me, and I’ve been through it too many times. Hope you guys are doing okay.

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    1. Thank you, Craig. I know you feel deeply and know we are coping. We need to round that corner where the sadness gives way to happy memories. Thank you, again.

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  14. I’ll miss beautiful Bailey’s photos. My thoughts are with you guys, John. Grateful Lucy and Twiggy are there to comfort you. I’m certain they will need you, as well. Hugs

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    1. Lucy and Tiggy have been a little off so I think you are right. Thank you, Audrey.

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  15. Oh, gosh, dear John! Right in Christmas. She should have been the blessed Soul. Accepy my deepest condolences, dear friend. It is always tough when our pets leave us…however they return back to the better world. So, no matter our grief, we must be happy that their terrestial path is over and a new celestial begins!

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    1. Thank you, Maria. I believe the same.

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  16. My heart hurts for you right now, John, and I know how painful this can be. Such a beautiful girl, and she will be missed so much! Thanks for sharing pieces of Bailey’s life with us, and I hope that her many photos will bring you comfort.

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    1. Thank you so much, Becky

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  17. This is sad news, John. But you gave Bailey an ideal life, and I’m sure the love was deep in both directions. You’ll be hugging the other kids extra hard for a while …

    Best wishes to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Kevin. I think you are right about the other kids. 🙂

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  18. God Bless Bailey! Rest in Peace! ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you, Billy Ray

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  19. RIP Bailey. We will all miss you too. A very fine photo tribute, John, with the last one the best as I imagine her passing over the rainbow bridge.

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I had imagined the same when I selected it for today.

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  20. I’m so sorry, John, and my thoughts are with you and the producer. We’ll keep her in our minds and hearts,
    Pit

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Pit.

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  21. A sad, but love-filled tribute to a precious member of your family. A difficult moment to share, but thank you for making Bailey a part of your larger family.

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  22. My heart aches for you and your family, John. Such sad news. I hope you’ll take comfort that Bailey’s no longer in pain and that you’ll meet up again one day. Hers was a beautiful spirit. Hugs to you from sunny Illinois (no White Christmas here!)

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    1. Thank you for your words, Debbie. On the subject of White Christmas, I used to want a White Christmas for about ten hours. If not then, “Oh well.” 🙂

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      1. Me too! Now that Christmas has passed, I’m ready for Spring!

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  23. I’m so sorry, John. Bailey was obviously very loved and lucky to have you as her human. Pets are family and bring us such joy – I know how hard it is to say goodbye.

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  24. It’s never easy to lose a loved one. I’m sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing Bailey with all of us. ❤️

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  25. I am so so sorry, John. It is always a profound loss. Thank you for sharing this with us, so we can reach out and be with you, in however small way a community can, through this time. Take gentle care as you have a new angel to watch over you and whisper stories into your dreams. Na’ama

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    1. Na’ama, Thank you so much for your comforting words.

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      1. Sure thing and take gentle care!

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  26. With tears in my eyes, a lump in my throat and a burn in my chest, I send you love and heartfelt condolences. I know no matter how hard the decision is to let them rest for eternity, it is a true act of love and selflessness.
    Hugs to you, my friend xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Dale. Your words have brought great comfort.

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  27. I am so sorry for your loss!

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    1. Thank you, Kat.

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  28. Oh, John, I am SO sorry. Tears are burning my eyes as I feel your sadness and hurt. Thank you for sharing your beautiful fur baby with us all these years. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Before long the hurt will tuen to wonderful memories of this special baby.

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  29. Awww, John, I’m so sorry for your loss. She gave you and us tons of joy. My heart goes out to you. ❤ Thank you for sharing her with us throughout the years. May her deathless light shine brightly forever.

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    1. Thank you, Susan.

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  30. sorry for your loss.

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    1. Thank you, John

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  31. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    So sad to hear this John. We will all miss her are glad you shared her with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  32. I have a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. I’m so very saddened to learn of Bailey’s passing. You gave her the gift of love and she returned it ten-fold. Your final gift to her was peace without suffering. That is a true act of love. RIP Bailey.

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    1. Thank you, Soooz. Your words are very comforting.

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  33. I’m sorry for your loss, she looks to have been an amazing dog. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Laci. She was amazing.

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  34. John,

    Sending you and your family my love, thoughts and condolences on this day.

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    1. Thank you, Marc. We do appreciate the love.

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  35. So sorry, such sad news. John! Bailey was so much a part of your family! He will be missed here on your website. 🐶Peaceful thoughts.🙏🏻 Christine

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    1. Thank you, Christine.

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  36. Oh, I am so deeply sorry. Rest In Peace over the rainbow bridge, dear Bailey. You humans and the doggies will miss her so, but think how happy you made her life!

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    1. She was the happiest, Luanne. Thanks for the kind words.

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      1. What sweet memories!

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  37. My condolences, John. You did your best for Bailey – a good life, the best care money could buy and a dignified departure. No dog could have asked for more.

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I know you have been in the same place so your words are very comforting.

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  38. Ah, John. I’m so sorry. There is nothing I can say that will make it any easier. This photo (and caption) collection is a wonderful tribute to Bailey. Great big hug. ❤

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hug in return.

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  39. I am so very sorry for ur loss John. Looks like u gave Bailey a really beautyfull life. A prayer for peace as u mourn. A wish for much love&joy as u make ur way in the new year.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tia. Your comforting words are so appreciated.

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  40. What a lovely tribute to Bailey. My deepest condolences.

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    1. Thank you, Staci

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  41. I’m so sorry to hear this John. So sad. Take care

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    1. Thank you, Laurie

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  42. Hugs. So sorry, John! She’s chasing rabbits in a better place for her.

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    1. Thank you, Traci. She is for sure.

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  43. John, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you hugs as you readjust to life without Bailey.❤️

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    1. Thank you, Lynn.

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  44. Hope the other pups are doing omay without their pal.

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  45. A tough time for you, John. Best wishes.

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    1. Thank you, Robbie.

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  46. We’ve never had a dog in our family but I know this time must be very sad and difficult to manage for you John these photo memories are just lovely and I’m sure you’ll meet again. Hugs 💕

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte.

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  47. Sorry for your loss, John. Bailey lives on through you and what you shared of her with us.

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    1. Thank you, Phillip. Happy New Year to you and family.

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  48. So sad John, thinking of you, your family and the other pups.They too will miss lovely Bailey.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. Happy New Year.

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  49. I’m so, so sorry, John. What a sweet girl Bailey was. May sound strange, but I’ll miss her.

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    1. I know what you mean, Teri. That is why I had to do a retrospective. A number of readers had an emotional tie to her. We all needed closure. It is a sad thing that our pets have a life span much shorter than ours. What isn’t sad is the wonderful memories they leave with us. Thank you.

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