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Bailey

Bailey Henderson

Bailey Henderson came into our lives and hearts in April of 2006. She was adopted from the Memphis Humane Society. I remember seeing this quiet little girl sitting in a cage and looking very scared. She had been abandoned by her previous owner. When Bailey was put in our arms, I knew she would be going home with us. Little did she know that she was going to have two other "brothers" at home. Bailey fit in perfectly with our Golden Retriever and Beagle. Her brothers loved her, and so did we. This quiet little girl soon became very adjusted to our home and was quiet an energetic pet. Bailey loved to jump on couches, chairs, and people's laps. Her hobbies consisted of getting into the garbage can, and investigating pet food sacks for any snacks she could find. She was indeed a funny and friendly girl. In 2007, we lost both of her brothers, our Golden in March and our Beagle in November. Bailey was our only pet for a while, and she was a great comfort to us. In 2008, we adopted a Golden/Lab mix, and then later on, another beagle from a shelter. Bailey got along very well with her new brothers also. In later years, Bailey had to have multiple surgeries on her ears, but she recovered well, with the exception of the "cone" she had to wear for a short time. More recently, this precious girl survived several mast cell surgeries. The day that we visited the vet and were told that Bailey had a heart murmur was a hard day. There were new medicines to take and hopes that her life would still be long. The medicines did seem to help, until just a few months ago when she started to slow down. Bailey's eyes told us that she needed more help from us, which we were glad to give. She didn't bark as much, and she couldn't run or jump as she used to. The day before she passed away, she ate her food, took her medicine, and checked the kitchen floor for crumbs, as she had on so many other days. She passed away on a Sunday morning on her bed. I don't know how many times I told her that I loved her in those last hours. I cried and prayed that her breathing would improve, but it wasn't to be. I have heard it said that we are not the ones who take care of our pets. They are the ones who take care of us. Thank you for taking care of us, precious Bailey. We will love you forever.


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