BAILEY - 1/25/98 - 5/9/06

Cocker Spaniel
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Home:Jensen Beach, FL  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Bailey Boy, Bailey Boo Boo by his human grandma, Fatty Flopsy by his Aunt Kimberly

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

January 25th 1998

T-Bones - the doggie treat! Yum Yum!

Growling dogs, especially when they growl at my little sister Rileigh

Favorite Toy:
Ducky, the Aflac duck, until Rileigh took it away and made it hers!

Favorite Food:
Steak, chicken, roast beef...LOVES meat!

Favorite Walk:
In the park

Best Tricks:
Smiling, High Five, protecting his little sister, which he was EXCELLENT at

Arrival Story:
Bailey was given to me by my youngest child for my birthday eight years ago. He was a surprise, and only six weeks old! I loved him the moment I laid eyes on him and he was my buddy and my friend right from the start. He became my "only child" at home as all my children were grown and married.

Bailey was such a sweet boy and tolerated very well all the other animals who came into our house. He had a friend, Boomer, another buff color cocker who got along so well with Bailey. When Bailey was five years old, he got a little sister, Rileigh, a chocolate cocker spaniel and his heart being as big as it was, he accepted her right away and even let her boss him around. Then came Jake and Emma, two kittens into our home, and, true to form, Bailey accepted them, too. He never showed any jealousy because he knew how much his Mommy loved him. Bailey was already sick when Rileigh came into our lives, and he was already gaining the weight that Cushings dogs do. At that time, however, he had not yet been properly diagnosed, but instead, was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. When Bailey was five years old, he needed surgery on his hind leg for patella luxation. After that, he was diagnosed with cancer, or, to be more exact, Cushings. Loving him so very much made it so difficult to see him get worse from the cancer, a pituitary tumor, which caused him to eat constantly and drink constantly thereby gaining weight. Then all the other symptoms started and for the past eight months, he deteriorated almost daily. My baby went to the "Rainbow Bridge" just four days ago on May 9, 2006. I could no longer see him going down hill, and wanted to spare him the great pain that was yet to come. Because my vet is so kind and loves animals, Bailey went peacefully in the back yard in my arms, with the sun shining on him and the wind in his face. I will love him forever!

Forums Motto:
Don't stress out for life is too short

The Groups I'm In:
Curly Eared Cockers, Dogs with Cancer, Dogs with Cushings, new pups and pups that are willing to help us new pups out, The Bailey Bunch!, We Miss You (W.M.Y.), ^*^Over The Rainbow^*^

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Favorite Animal:

Favorite Resting Place:
Under Mommy's computer desk at her feet

Favorite Past Time:
Driving in the car - he has travelled about 7,000 miles on trips

My Boy - Mommy Loves You!:

I've Been On Dogster Since:
May 13th 2006 More than 10 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:

Meet my family
Rainbow Bridge
(Little Girl)
SARA 9/11/04 -

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In Loving Memory

I'm Proud of You

May 31st 2006 6:31 pm
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Well, my little sister Rileigh, I want you to know that I've been watching you and I've never been more proud of you than I was today. For anyone reading this, check out Rileigh's diary for today and you will see how my little sister saved a dog's life.

You know, for the three years of your life that you were with me, there were times when you truly were a little pest, but I always loved you and admired your personality because you were the one who ADORED everyone and everything. You don't have one mean little bone in your body.

All these years I've protected you and watched out for you because you are my little sister and only half my size. But today I realized that you really are fine on your own. You did good today, kid! You didn't hesitate, you were strong, and you didn't hold any grudges to those who stuck you with that big needle. What you did instead was go kiss them with all those sloppy puppy kisses of yours, wagging your tail all the time that they hugged you and kissed you. You're #1. You've saved a life today and kept four little puppies from being orphans. I never did that in all of my eight years on earth. I really do love you, Rileigh, and am so proud of my little sister!

I made this poem for you, and I hope you remember it all through your life:

From a little pesky puppy to a beautiful girl you grew,
And all those years I nurtured you I always knew
That you had a heart so big and full of love for all -
All of God's creatures, be they big or be they small.

I never saw a puppy give as much love to all as you,
You'd make everyone around you happy, even when they were blue!
Your wiggly butt, your crazy snear,
Your eyes full of love and your curly ears
All made people love you as much as I do.
My little sister, Rileigh, there could never be another you!

Never let your heart be dampened, let it always be filled with love,
Let everyone keep adoring you as I do here above!
Always hold your head up high, and to yourself be true -
My beautiful little sister, there never will be another you!

I'm with you always, Rileigh, and I'll be watching over you. I love you more than you ever could know.

Love always,


Little Pups on Earth

May 29th 2006 8:22 pm
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Well, I've been at Rainbow Bridge for almost three weeks now and I'm really getting the hang of it here. It is so WONDERFUL! I really miss my Mommy, but I can see her and keep tabs on her and my little sister, Rileigh, who misses me so much.

Because I was also such a sweet boy on earth (this is what I was told) and let everyone into my house, even other male dogs, that my job here at Rainbow Bridge is to keep an eye on new puppies that are born on earth and to promise to try to make friends with them and protect them. All they have to do is bark my name, and I will be there for them. I am what is called a doggie GUARDIAN ANGEL and I am truly enjoying my job. I only wish that more pups would answer my call when I want to help them. I have tried to contact so many of them, but only a few respond. Guess not everyone wants a guardian angel....not even little (or big) puppies. But my job is to ask if they do, and when they do, I'll never leave them. I cannot make any choose to have a guardian angel if they do not want to.

Through dogster, I am also finding a lot of friends who have also come to Rainbow Bridge and I am running and playing with them. We are as good as new....just like when we were in our prime with no sickness or any health problems. We talk about our humans and how much they miss us, and with our special powers that we now have, we can send whispers to them. Whispers are when our humans think they saw us, or felt us, or even just thought about us. This is us contacting them, and it makes them happy. We will NEVER FORGET them or never stop LOVING THEM and we await the time when they will be with us again.

So, while you are still young and healthy little puppies, please check into having a doggie guardian angel to watch over you. I love all puppies!


To All the Moms and Dads Whose Beloved Pets Are At Rainbow- Bridge

May 27th 2006 3:40 pm
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Hi, I'm Bailey, and I left my home in Florida to make the instant trip to the Rainbow Bridge 18 days ago. It was not a hard journey for me at all, quite the contrary. I have travelled thousands of miles on earth with my Mom. I was quite the little traveller! I really enjoyed those trips, but this was the BEST TRIP OF MY LIFE!

Instantly, my cancer was gone, I was exactly the way I was before I ever got sick, and was able to run and play, jump and roll over - no pain whatsover and boy, such energy!

My trip, however, was much harder on my Mommy, which makes me sad, but I now know things that she doesn't. I know that it is beautiful here and that we are healthy, in our prime, having a blast just waiting for those we love to join us. There is no pain, no saddness, only joy and happiness and love abounding.

We can even "whisper" to our Moms and Dads, so if your beloved dog has left you and sometimes, out of the blue, you think of him/her, it is because he has whispered to you. If you close your eyes, you will be able to see him just as he was when with you, and here his bark, feel his fur, and most importantly, feel his love!

I want all Moms and Dads to know that although we don't live as long as they do, we have 1,000 times more love in us to give than the average human, so we don't have to try for as long to make humans very happy. And that whenever we leave them on earth, that we really haven't left them at all. While we are so happy at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for them, we 'see' them on earth and as I said, we can even whisper to them. If they try real hard, they, too, can see us. Yes, it is true that they can no longer hug us or take us on walks, etc. until we meet up again, but I can even hear my Mommy telling my little sister Rileigh, "Can't you just see Bailey here with us?" so even my little cocker spaniel sister knows that I'm still around and will always be a part of her life.


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