Thursday, May 13, 2010

RIP Bailey :(

We moved to Florida July 1996, and pretty much from the day we moved, my youngest sister begged and pleaded with my parents to get us a dog. Every day! She would go into every pet store (we didn't really know about adopting from humane societies or rescues), look online, and beg and beg and beg. Finally, one day we came home from school to find a brown ball of fluff that my mom and dad picked up from a breeder. We named this apricot miniature poodle, Bailey.
Over the course of the next few years, he developed a lot of problems, and found out that he was bred in typical puppy-mill fashion. He had bad allergies to the point of gnawing off the pads of his paws, became diabetic, blind, and eventually started to lose his hearing. It was really difficult to make plans for vacations, because we couldn't board him, we couldn't take day trips because he had to be walked every 4 hours. Slowly, over the course of time, it just got worse and worse, and finally, we felt like he was really suffering.
Now that my sisters and I don't live at home, my mom and dad made the decision that it was finally time to send him off to doggie heaven.

RIP Bailey 09/04/1997 - 04/24/2010
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I miss you!

1 comments:

April Ziegler said...

Bailey looks like such a sweetie. It sounds like he's in a better place. :: hugs ::