Friday, May 16, 2008

Beautiful cousin Bailey...

Mom and I are feeling a little sad today because my doggy cousin Bailey is being put down today. He's a beautiful 11 year old yellow Lab Retriever, but unfortunately his arthritis has gotten too bad (despite my aunt G. & uncle J. [Mom's brother] doing everything they could through meds and comfy spots to lie down.) Apparently, this is a very common problem in these dogs (same as how FUS is common with my breed of cats). Uncle J. also said that he wouldn't be surprised if Bailey had cancer because he is full of lumps. (They had them checked out a little while back, and they were fatty lumps, but they have multiplied).

Bailey used to be so active, and that is what Aunt G. and Uncle J. loved about him. They could take him camping, on hikes, to the waterfront, even our house (which I didn't enjoy much because he wanted to sniff me all the time!) Anyway, he will certainly be greatly missed (especially by Mom), but Rainbow Bridge is a beautiful place I hear.


Last night, Bailey was treated to one of Uncle J's amazing steak dinners. They also wanted to take him to the beach one last time, but they determined that it would be too much of a long ride for him, and the water is still very cold. So they decided to take him around the block to allow the neighbours to say goodbye to him. (They're a very closeknit neighbourhood).


A picture of beautiful Bailey with Uncle J. during one of their many camping trips.

2 comments:

Rattie said...

Lots and lots of ))hugs(( for this sad time...

Bailey was a very handsome boy.

Mr. Fluffy said...

Thank you, and yes, he was a beautiful Lab! He'll be missed for sure.