Monday, April 19, 2021

adios little bailey

it's taken me a while to get this post up but on 5 april, we had to say goodbye to our little girl. she put up quite the fight, but in the end, we had to make the decision to let her go. she had pretty much stopped eating and had lost so much weight. she could hardly stand without falling down. 

we had a really long talk with our vet and he thought her pancreatitis had returned. she had pancreatitis last year (and beat it!) but the treatments took a lot out of her. it had returned last month and she had a week of treatments. we had thought that was enough but i guess not. doc didn't think she was strong enough to withstand any more treatments (she was down to 2.8 pounds!) so our only option, for her sake, was to let her go.

my heart is in pieces and i feel so lost. she was by my side 24/7. she even slept on my chest when we went to bed. our home is like an empty shell without her. she was tiny but she has left a huge hole in my heart.

our last picture together

medicine time was her least favorite time of day and had to be "persuaded" to take them. 

looking through my camera roll of her pictures, i see how she had declined in health over the last few months.  she put on a brave front but she couldn't go on pretending everything was ok and we couldn't let her. 

our little princess

reunited in doggie heaven with her best pal, aoife

she loved her daddy more than anything

bailey attended the weddings of both of our daughters

little bailey loved to play on her giant lamb chop

my "drinking" buddy

oh, that face!

spoiled rotten little doggie

proud of her chihuahua heritage

goldilocks? BOL

she was such a sport and didn't mind at all when i would dress her up. if she didn't like it, i wouldn't have done it. really, she was ok with it.
she loved to be wrapped up in a blanket and she always needed a pillow under her little apple head. ok, yes, we spoiled her but she deserved it.
she also loved to travel and was great on road trips. she's travelled california from san francisco down to san diego. we even took her on our anniversary trip to tucson, arizona!
but i think her most favorite thing was when the three of us sat on the sofa together. mommy on one side and daddy on the other. pure bliss.
i love you little bailey. i will miss you forever.

rescued 2010 - lost 2021

be safe my friends-

Monday, April 5, 2021

sun puddle

over the weekend we had a very nice sun puddle in our living room so i put bailey's bed right smack in the middle of it. when i showed her, she stumbled into her bed and went right to sleep.

until we meet again my friends, stay safe-

Thursday, April 1, 2021

model doggie #tbt

aww, little bailey 10 years ago, modeling her brand new dress. BOL

until we meet again my friends, stay safe-

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

the grand illusion

bailey looks like she's got a big pregnant belly, but it's actually just my arm! BOL. just goes to show, looks can be deceiving.

until we meet again my friends, stay safe-

Tuesday, March 30, 2021


how did bailey get such a crumby nose?

that's what happens when she eats cookies. she doesn't know how to lick them off so they just stay there. BOL

until we meet again my friends, stay safe-

Monday, March 29, 2021


bailey's blood test came back and her numbers were still a little elevated. normal should be 200, hers were 227. not too far off. doc felt they were in a safe enough range to stop her treatment. that was wednesday. she's been ok since then. her mornings start out pretty slow but then she perks up throughout the day. she can get around on her own, for the most part. i did have her on leash, even in the house, because she would fall over or crash into things. that has stopped and she can pretty much walk on her own now. she doesn't have full access to our house though. she is contained to whatever room i am in. better to be safe than sorry.


until we meet again my friends, stay safe-

Thursday, March 25, 2021

feather in her cap

this pic showed up in my facebook memories a couple of days ago. it was from a post in march of 2017. i have no idea what bird that feather came from but it was a beauty. i found it in a parking lot and had to bring it home. 

until we meet again my friends, stay safe-