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-


  1. We're so sorry to see that beautiful Bailey has gone to the Bridge. She sure was a special little one and had the personality of a much bigger pup. We will miss seeing her sweet face all snuggled in her blankets. Our paws are crossed for you and we are sending warm hugs to both her pawrents.

  2. Oh dear me- how very very sad for you and your family- but she was so darn lucky to live her life with you. We will all cherish all the photos and stories you have shared with us. Take care. xoxo

  3. So sorry for your loss. Tedd E. Bear, a fan, will be there to meet her.hugs

  4. I can only imagine how sad you are to lose your precious baby, gone much too soon :( I will miss seeing her sweet face. Hugs to you and Bailey's Daddy.

  5. Oh honey, I know this pain. I wondered what happened to you, but was hoping for the best. Big healing hugs. Our baby went to the bridge 5.5 years ago and I still cry.

    Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

    Have a blessed Awww Monday and week. Big healing hugs to you both. ♥

  6. First thing I did when I turned on my computer was to open up Bailey's page and see what she had been up to. I also miss her so much and enjoyed seeing her in all her pretty outfits. I loved her eyes so big and bright, I am sure she is lighting up doggie heaven with her gorgeous eyes. Love you dear Bailey.

  7. I was just thinking about you guys ~ OMD, my heart is aching for you. Angel Bailey, I knows you fought so hard, and I knows your peeps appreciated the fight, butts I am glads you aren't in pain anymore, and you can run free with your furiends over the Bridge. I am sendin' lots and lots of {{{{hugs}}}} and slobbery kisses to your peeps. AireZens to you all 🤟♥
    Ruby ♥

  8. She joined Higgins the day after he ran over Rainbow Bridge! My heart is breaking into a millions pieces, not just for me, but for you as well. Im happy they have each other!

    Love Higgins Mom

  9. I am so sorry for your loss, Bailey will be missed so very much. Hugs.

  10. My heart aches for you both. I will miss that adorable little face. Sending you and your hubby lots of hugs. She had a wonderful life with you both.

  11. She was so brave and strong and so were both of you. B. never had a worry knowing she was your special girl. She loved well and was well-loved. She will be missed by many. Prayers for your family to heal. xoxo RIP, B.

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake and Mom

  12. This is such heartbreaking news and I'm so very sorry. I actually thought that she had once again beaten the "P" monster. It's a terrible disease and we also lost our little Doxie, Tara, a number of years ago the same way. I know she left a huge hole in your heart and that's because she took part of your heart with her. Rest in peace beautiful girl. We will never forget you either. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  13. I am so sorry to read this and know that pain of losing a pup. She was such an adorable Chi, and will be missed by many of us who enjoyed reading about her. She was so cared for and loved and had a wonderful life because of you.

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Its so hard to have to say goodbyes like that.
    Fly free, Little Bailey, you are a beautiful Angel now, and free of all the cumbersome things of old age and illness.

    We send you our woofs and wags and licks, and petcretary adds her hugs.

    ((((( ♥ )))))

  15. We just wanted to let you know that we requested a post be made about Bailey's passing to be on the POTP blog. You can see that post here:

  16. What a beautiful little girl she was. We're sorry that we never got to know Bailey. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. ♥(((hugs)))♥

  17. We are so very sorry, and saddened to learn of the loss of your beautiful little lady. May she forever be at peaceful rest and find joy beyond her rainbow, may you find joy in precious memories of her. Bailey, forever.

  18. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. She was such a good model with all her outfits. xO

  19. We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet girl ! She will never be forgotten for sure !

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  21. We all here are so sorry for your loss. Bailey was so incredible and we loved seeing her so happy in the posts that you shared. She was such a brave girl and fought so hard.

  22. So sorry of the loss of your sweet girl Bailey. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you🐾😽💞
    Fly free beautiful Soul✨

  23. Thinking about you this morning and wanted to swing by and say hello.

    More healing hugs to you both. ♥

  24. Just checking to see how you and your hubby are doing. I miss that little girl. Hugs to you.

  25. Sending you lots of healing energy hugs at the loss of sweet Bailey ~ it hurts ~ hope the memories of her eventually warm your heart ~ Be well ~ Xo

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. I'm so sorry about your Bailey. What a sweet little cutie she was. Huge hugs to you♥

  27. So sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose them, they are so much a part of our lives.

  28. This is the saddest I have ever been over a little dog I never met . It had been a while since I stopped by with us moving to Florida, we have been out of sorts. It breaks my heart to learn such a sweet little baby has left the world. The world was so much better with her in it. I always looked forward to seeing her posts. I can't imagine the sadness you feel. So very sorry for this huge loss of such a tiny little one. :(

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