Monday, February 01, 2010

Saying Goodbye

April 1996-January 2010

After 15 wonderful years we had to say goodbye to our beloved Bailey. He joined our family 1 year after Ron and I were married. We soon began to refer to him as our first child. After years of living in apartments we finally settled in a house in Hendersonville where Bailey got his first yard. He also got his first sibling. But he never even flinched and loved on Anna from the day she came home from the hospital. I always thought in Bailey's mind he considered her just another person that could pet and love on him. Once Luke came along he had yet another set of hands to pet him and love on him some more. Here are few moments with each of us that I was able to catch with the camera.

Anna and Bay cuddling.
Bailey helping to clean up. (we sometimes called him our "Hoover")
This picture became a yearly tradition at Thanksgiving. He knew his daddy would give in to that adorable face.
On of my favorites.
We love you Bay and miss you already!!!!!


Anonymous said...

What a sweet post, Angela. We're so sorry for you loss. I sure understand how sad it can be. We love you guys. Hope you had a little fun sledding yesterday and were able to get your mind off of it for a bit. :)

Adrian said...

What a precious post. It's amazing how these four-legged friends become a loving part of our families. Thankful that he had a family as wonderful as yours!

*Thanks also for the sweet comment on my blog - you are too kind!

Karen said...

You know how I feel about dogs (even my own)and Bailey was the exception! Big hugs to all of you!