In Memory -- Bailey OTCh Tess

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Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Sun Sign:
Rainbow Bridge
Quick Bio:

May 11th 1988

Arrival Story:
Bailey was our first Siberian. She left us at the age of 17 years, 3 months and 18 days on the 29th of August, 2005. Everything that we do today is pretty much owed to her .. she was a one in million dog. She is resting on the mantel alongside her special feline friend Ginger, who was waiting to greet her at the Bridge. Wear your Silver Harness with pride girl, we will never forget you.

Bailey OTCh Tess, TT, CGC, SJATD (#2 Obedience Siberian Husky in Canada - 1993) Bailey took part in Scent Hurdling, Sledding, Obedience Trials, SAR, Fly Ball and had over 2000 hours logged as a Thereapy Dog. She took part in her first ever Conformation Show in the Veterans Sweeps at the SHCC Nationals in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2003 at the age of 15.5

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April 18th 2004 More than 12 years!

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Bailey's Obituary

December 23rd 2008 7:09 am
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Husky Howllow is in mourning. Today (August 29, 2005) , we sent our beloved Bailey (OTCh Tess, TT, CGC, SJATD, CEO & CTT of Bailey's Biskits) to the Bridge at 17 years 3 months & 18 days old.

Bailey leaves us to join a host of friends who have gone before her, both human and four legged. There will be one very special little orange cat standing front and center to meet her and challenge her to a two out of three fall wrestling match, loser to be the "pillow" for the next nap. Bailey and Ginger were inseparable in life and are now together again. Her "brother" Sampson and all of her school mates who went before her will be there. There will be one heck of a party "North of the Rainbow Bridge" tonight.

Bailey was our introduction to the Siberian Husky.

In 1988, after Kirby lost her beloved Queenie, she decided she wanted another dog and one that was nothing at all like Queenie. A neighbour's Siberian had just had a litter and the vision of that dog on that beach years before came flooding back. I suggested she check them out and she did, picking out Bailey as the one for her.

Bailey was an Educator. She was our first pure bred dog and we, like many of those who have a lot to learn, had visions of making money raising puppies. Thankfully, we soon learned that ownership was a responsibility not to be taken lightly. In a hurry we learned that Siberians are really different, really special, and very challenging. A desire to train Bailey led Kirby into obedience classes where she was told she could "never do that with a Siberian". That challenge lead to dedicated training and after some very hard work, an O.T.Ch. and the #2 ranking Obedience Siberian in Canada in 1993.Along the way Kirby became an Obedience Instructor.

Wanting to share experiences with other Siberian owners led to our
membership in the Siberian Husky Club of Canada. Since joining we have acquired a new "family" of Siberian lovers. Bailey was a fixture on many of the club walks and loved exploring with her special friend Tia, flirting with all the young fellows and out-walking most of the younger members of the group. The "Potato Chip Syndrome" bit and we brought home our second Siberian, Daytro, who also reached the #2 Canadian ranking (1999). Bailey had many friends worldwide through the various mailing lists we joined, most notably Sibernet-L and will meet for the first time in person many of her Sibe friends who have crossed before her. She became, along with Col. Taz, part of the folklore and fun of the foil beanies, mind control and all the rest of the Great Husky Conspiracy to rule the world. She also persuaded us that city life was not for us and we moved in 1994 to our present digs we call Husky Howllow. Not long after, Sampson left us and Santana & Kiowa joined us, along with four cats who just happened to move in.

Bailey participated in a host of dog related activities. She took part in SAR evaluations, ran in harness once in a while (she firmly believed she should be the musher and ride the sled), played around with Scent Hurdling and Fly Ball, played the part of a wolf in a Tom Jackson music video, played no small part in Kirby's decision to start her own business as a Mobile Groomer and in 1997 tested and became a Therapy Dog with the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. Before she retired in 2003 she logged around 2,000 hours bringing joy and love to those who were lonely and unable to have a pet of their own.. At the tender age of 15.5 she made her first entrance into the Conformation Ring at the 2003 SHCC National Specialty in the Veterans Sweeps. After watching all of those other dogs circle the ring she figured she could chase a treat just as well as they could. Much easier than doing Obedience. There were more than a few wet eyes around the ring as she made her way around to the applause of the crowd. To top it off she got a Rosette!. And a Treat! Not bad for a raw rookie.

Bailey has always been a tough old gal and kept on until her infirmities became a little too much. She, through an Animal Communicator friend, told us she was ready to cross and needed some help. She also said she wants to come back to us if we want her too, maybe not as a Siberian. We are to look into the eyes of puppies and we will see her there and know she has returned. We will be looking for her. Soon.

Bailey left us at home peacefully, with the her music video playing the song "No Regrets" and her best friends around her to help her start on her journey. She will be cremated and her ashes will be kept on the mantel beside those of her friend Ginger. She will be waiting for us when our time to cross comes. She's wearing her Silver Harness now and running young and free of pain again. Watch for her in the Aurora Borealis.

Rest in Peace My Girl. We have so much to thank you for. Right to the end you gave of yourself unselfishly. We were privileged to share more than 17 wonderful years with you. The memories you left us will go a long way to helping us heal. You were one in a million, the Siberian that everyone always dreams about. We are going to have a candle lit howl together this evening. We invite you all to join us where ever you are.

Ron, Kirby and the Husky Howllow Crew.
Daytro, Santana, Kiowa, Casper, Smudge, Trummie and Rusti
& Bailey's extended family

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