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Rest in Peace, Bailey B.

It all began with four little words: “Free black lab puppy.”

  Those seemingly simple words changed our lives forever.  They brought us you, Bailey B.

And what a treasure you turned out to be. Loving. Patient. Loyal. Energetic. Absolutely wonderful.

But time flew by and your endless, youthful energy slowly gave way. Those legs that used to carry you over the river and through the woods gave out. Your eyes pleading, “What do I do?” I stared back, my heart breaking. The very same question on my mind. “What do I do?”

We weren’t ready to let you go, but then again, we never would be. We humans are selfish. We would rather have you here. But today you told us that it was time to let you go. We had to honor that request.  

And as we stood beside you, the breath slowly leaving your body, I knew there would never be another as wonderful as you. 

Did we deserve you? Did we do good by you? Did we do enough? I hope with all my heart that we did.

How are we supposed to live without you? How do we go camping without our Bailey B? How do we do anything without you by our side?

I know you are in a better place. You are young again, chasing your tennis ball for hours on end. I know you are not in pain. I know that eventually every sun must set. And you, after a lifetime of touching so many hearts, had a beautiful sunset indeed.

I love you, Bailey. I always have and always will. Forever. For always… Rest in Peace, Dear One. Rest in Peace.

Bailey B.
March 1999 - April 12, 2012

10 thoughts on “Rest in Peace, Bailey B.

  1. What a beautiful tribute to Bailey. I am so sorry you guys. It hurts so much losing someone you love. Find comfort in knowing that you will see him on your next journey. At least that’s what I’m looking forward to. I like to believe that when my time here is done, I will be embraced by all of those who loved me as I continue my next journey. So I count on seeing Art, Sadie, Chica, Osa, Uma, Spike & Momma. There would be no happier place in existence. It’s not a good bye. It’s “See you later”.

  2. What a beautiful eulogy. I can’t put into words how much my heart hurts right now. To know Bailey was to love him. My heart goes out to you all for losing such a loyal friend and family member.

  3. Bailey was such a lucky dog to have a wonderful and caring family as all of you to love him. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your tribute to him was absolutely beautiful, as only you could have written because you loved him so much. I cried while I was reading it. He will be greatly missed here on earth but he’s having a wonderful time with Goobers right about now.

  4. No dog was more loved as Bailey. An none could ever hope to have such a warm loving family. He was loved by everyone and I feel the loss as truly as if her were my own. My tears are falling with yours, and I will ask God to heal your hearts and fill the emptiness with the wonderful memories! Thank You Mariah for your gift of writing.

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