Sunday, July 5, 2009

Farewell Bailey

Bailey "Boo"

10/28/95 - 7/3/09

On Friday, 7/3/09, we had to say goodbye to our sweet Bailey. His poor little body was failing him quickly. The end for him was peaceful, we held him until the vet pronounced him gone...
Even though we knew it was inevitable, it seems one is never prepared for such a terrible loss. Words can't describe the pain we're feeling at this time, but we're trying to remember the happy times.
It seems I'm at a loss for words to describe what Bailey meant to us, his presence is everywhere, a toy on the floor, an empty place in all of his favorite spots, but most of all he lives on in our hearts and memories of the wonderful times we had with Bailey.
Those of you you have experienced the loss of a dear pet will know what we're trying to say.
Eventually, the sadness will be replaced with smiles as we remember the richness Bailey added to our lives.
Sleep well our beloved Bailey Boo ..............

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...