Tuesday, April 3, 2012

BAILEY

Yesterday was a sad day in the Morrison/Carrillo households when my sister had to have her 4 year old dog, Bailey, put to sleep. It was completely unexpected. Bailey loved to eat things she shouldn't, even with the constant vigilance of my sister's family, she still managed to sneak things every once in a while. Saturday night, she began vomiting. Beth took her to the vet for a 9:30 appointment Monday morning. By 11:00 she was gone. She had an intestinal blockage that would have been difficult to remove. The vet felt that even if he did go in surgically, on the slim chance they could remove it successfully, the intestines had suffered damage and the chances of her healing were slim to none. They made the most difficult decision and had their young, loving, vivacious, playful girl put to sleep. Bailey had, last week, graduated from her 8 week training course and was to begin rally courses. This is Beth and Bailey mid-way through the training course. My heart goes out to my sister and her family. We will miss her antics, whole-body tail wags, face licking, trips to Starbucks, and warm-sit-on-your-feet greetings.




13 comments:

Random Felines said...

safe journey Bailey....

please let your sister know how sorry we are for their loss.

Rama's Mama said...

Oh no, I am so very sorry to hear of your sister's loss. :-( Rest in peace, Bailey.

GOOSE said...

How terrible and very sad. Please let your sister know that she is in my thoughts.
Blessings,
Goose

verobirdie said...

Tell your sister I'm so sorry to hear that. The whole family must be so devastated. They all are in my thoughts.

Duck Bob Duck said...

Thank you everyone, and Suzanne for such kind words. Losing Bailey has been so heart wrenching. I am devastated. Each of your thoughts and prayers truly do mean a lot to me.

houndstooth said...

Oh how sad! My heart goes out to everybody who loved Bailey!

Canine Behavior Training said...

Beth, my heart goes out to you. Bailey was a special girl and I loved working with you and her. i will really miss her. Brynda, Micah, Storm and Temperance all send warm wet kisses and soft tail wags. Storm especially says that she knows Bailey is smiling at you from the Bridge.

Bassetmomma said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and my heart goes out to Beth!

What Remains Now said...

I'm so sad for the loss of Bailey. Please let your sister know that we are thinking of her and sending hugs as she navigates through this terrible time. Rest in peace, sweet Bailey.

gyeong said...

So sad to hear about Bailey.

Sue said...

So sad.

Run free Bailey at The Bridge.

Levonne said...

That is so sad. I feel for them. Gingee has the same problem with eating things that she should not. We are vigilent but you just can't wait every minute of the day or control every thing they do or have every thing put away in every situation and place. I know that we may have to face the same decision one day. Please pass along my sympathies.

Duck Bob Duck said...

Thank you Jamie. That was so heartfelt and kind. The house is terribly quiet and the energy has changed drastically. We have been so sad without her full body wagging and sillyness.