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Thank you Tripawds: Bailey’s Story
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3 May 2018 - 1:42 pm
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I’ve tried to post this to the FB page 2 times, but I don’t think I am doing it correctly.  Then I was locked out of my Tripawds account because I couldn’t get my password correct.  I guess the past stressful week has stressed mr more than I realized. Wish I could figure out how to add pics to the forum. 

Thanks to all of you fellow Tripawds for helping us along this journey. Your advice and support through the forums was so helpful and comforting. Osteosarcoma is a terrible disease, yet she beat it (for 10 months). Bailey’s spine was ravaged by osteoarthritis and the pain she began suffering was just too much. Within  a week it went from manageable to she could no longer get up, lay down or walk and not whimper in pain (and she was a cocktail of pain meds). The cancer had not caused this much noticeable pain. Her beloved Vet came to our home to end the pain. It was quick and peaceful. She is buried in our back yard overlooking her pond. We miss her tremendously. She gave our family 10 years of love, loyalty and fun. We love telling “Bailey” stories, and there are many. Thanks again, Tripawd Nation.

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I'm so so sorry!  Your beautiful Bailey put up a warriors fight until her body could do no more.  Loving her enough to go gain her Angel wings was the hardest last gift to give her and I know your heart broke in a million pieces doing so.  But Bailey left this world wrapped in your love and will now watch over you with the same love she knew from you in this world.  Sending you healing peace and many hugs at this hardest of times. Keep telling those wonderful Bailey stories, that keeps her alive in your hearts.   Fly free Angel Bailey!

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3 May 2018 - 2:53 pm
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jesh said
I’ve tried to post this to the FB page 2 time...Wish I could figure out how to add pics to the forum. 

Hmmm...we received your message, but no post to the Tripawds page. (FYI: Anyone can post to the page On a mobile device, scroll down to More Posts where you can share pics and updates on the next screen.)

Thank you for sharing here. So sorry for your loss of Beautiful Bailey. She was luck to have you taking such good care of her. Please feel free to tell as many stories as you like.

Here are detailed instructions for adding photos to forum posts .

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6 May 2018 - 8:10 am
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I just  found it under guest posts on Tripawd site.

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6 May 2018 - 10:07 am
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Jan,

im all choked up right now!!! I am soooo very sorry to hear this devastating news about Bailey!!! My heart aches for you lovey!!! Bailey had the BEST 10 years of life with you and if you hadn’t helped her beat this 💩 Cancer, she wouldn’t have had these last 10 more glorious months with you!!!

Stewie!s Tripawd Twin will be missed greatly! He and I are sending massive hugs to you Jan! You will both be close in my thoughts today Jan, my heart is truly broken for you!

Let us know if you need more help with your pictures okay? We would love to help!

Tons if love and healing hugs are coming your way!

Petra, Stewie and his Kittens

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On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

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I hope you don’t mind Jan. I found this latest beautiful picture from your Facebook page....

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Dear sweet Bailey, may your Spirit fly high at the 🌈 Bridge!

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Thanks, Petra. You are very kind.  

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Bailey, our dear sweet Bailey. So very, very, very sorry.  We all fell in love with you from day one, vut you already know that. 

It breaks my heart to hear you had to head the Bridge.  Just breaks my heart.  We know you are free from pain and acting like a puppy again, it still hurts us humans  greatly though. To give the greatest gift of release is the most lovinhg thing we can do.  And you clearly are one of the most loved dogs on the Planet😚

Please know that you have given  big, mature dogs with hip issues, ACL issues, a whole lot pf hope when it comes to handling  life on three!!  You jave an inspirational  legacy to share with everyone!   So make no mistake about it!  BAILEY`S LIFE MATTERS!!!   BAILEY WILL CONTINUE  TO TOUCH LIVES!!  We are all sooooo privileged  to have been able to spend time with him.

So,please, when you can, continue  to share more  Bailey stories.  PLEASE!  And let us know how Bailey has connected  with you, okay?  That is a great picture Petra picked out.  Not all of us  have instagram or facebk.

Surrounding you with Bailey's slobbery kisses .

Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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We surely miss our Bailey.  She sure made life fun. She would like to share these stories of our fun times.

I came to my furever home at 6 weeks.  My 1st dad (later to become brother) got me while he was a college student.   I first lived in an apartment at Texas Tech.  They said I was strong willed.  Naw, I just like to show how strong and smart I am.  Once my dad got a package from home with fishing waders. But they must have forgotten to send me anything.  I opened the box and nothing was for me.  That wasn't nice.  I still had those nice sharp puppy teeth.  I left the waders looking good.  Dad came back from Spring Break and wasn't happy.  He told me when he got in the river, water started coming in his waders.  Guess someone should have sent me a present in the mail.

Dad's best friend loved for me to come over and play.  One time I was in his backyard and noticed he had a beautiful umbrella giving shade to his patio table.  I jumped up to get under the shade, honest.  I was just trying to adjust the umbrella for more shade when the whole umbrella came down.  Guess someone didn't secure that umbrella.  He should have been glad I found out first, but he didn't seem to be that happy for my help.

When I was a wee pup, I went to spend the weekend at my grandparents, they have  place in the country.  When grandpa was supposed to be watching me, I tricked him.  It was dark, but I could see the neighbor's pond about 100 yards away.  I went on a moonlight swim.  Grandma freaked when she couldn't find me.  The water was great and I was loving the swim when I heard my name, but who would leave a moonlight swim just to go inside?  Then I heard my grandpa say a few choice words and tell grandma he could hear me splashing in the pond.  I decided it was time to go back.

When I was 2, dad graduated from college.  Wreck em Tech!!!  We moved in with my aunt for a bit.  She had a town-home and two small pups (I call them wanna be dogs).  After a week, I went to live with my Grandparents.  They loved me so much they would not give me back and became my new parents (1st dad missed me but was glad I had a big house and yard). One night mom was cooking and it was an awesome smell.  She came to the kitchen and kinda freaked when I was eating out of the sauce pot.  I didn't mention this was not my first time, but she put everything on the back burners after that.  Darn

My parents started spelling words after I was living with them a bit.  I really loved hearing the "F" word (farm) and I could run and hit the back door open.  I could never figure out how to open the truck door to get inside.  And when I was at the farm, I loved hearing the "B" word (Buggy-UTV).  The "B" word meant I would get to go out and chase it all over the 40 acres.  I could fly like the wind running beside my buggy. After I lost my leg and my back hurt, Dad would take me out every night and put me in the buggy and we would ride around.  Then he would let me out for a bit to enjoy the creek and load me back in to go to the house.

I loved our farm.  Mom and dad finally built me a house so we could live there all the time.  I loved all the wild life at the farm, well almost all.  I loved watching the squirrels run up the trees really fast when I came rushing toward them.  I could really get the deer running when I tried to run beside them.  Once I thought I had played too hard with an opossum and killed it, but as soon as I turned away it ran off.  Really sneaky, wasn't it?  But there was one animal that did not like me.  One night I saw a cute black and white animal I wanted to make friends with. It sure wasn't very friendly. When I ran in the house, my dad said I was foaming at the mouth and really smelled awful.  He mad me sleep outside on the porch.  That is the only night I every slept outside.  I got a lot of baths after that, but still smelled like that old skunk every time I got wet for almost a year!

I was a good snake dog.  Mom hated those snakes. On our walks, I always was on the lookout for them.  She knew if I stopped and barked at something she couldn't see, I had found a snake.  But.....my mom loved to plant pretty flowers in an old claw foot bathtub under a tree.  Now, I was just trying to protect my family when I took one jump and got in the newly planted bathtub to try to get a snake (or something) out of the hole in the tree.  Dad gave me up.  He told me to get out then videoed me doing it again.  That year the flowers were not near as pretty.

I loved hearing my leash jangle.  I never had one on outside at the farm.  I just got to go where I wanted. But, the jangle of the leash meant a car ride.  I loved, loved car rides.  It didn't matter where.  Mom would open the back hatch and I would run out the front door and jump in.  Sometime, she would just load me up and go down the road to get the mail, or run to town to go through the drive thru for a drink.  It did not matter where, I just loved to go.  

I got to be the only child.  Some people called me a bully, but truthfully I just wanted to make sure any visiting dog knew whose house it was.  So I put them in a corner, and made them stay there a while.  At first, Mom and Dad wanted to get another pup for me to train to be the best dog, like me.  But they realized I was so good they didn't need another pup.

I know my entire family misses me a bunch.  I am on the lookout for the perfect dog for them.  I think it will take a while, because it will be hard to get another dog after they had the world's greatest dog for 10 years.

Bailey

P.S. Thank you, Sally, your kind words and sage advice really helped my mom.

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Bailey, darling girl! You have made me giggle and cry all in one post! My gongases, you are still a very special girl!

I bet you made those Waders into a right fashion statement! And sheesh and it wasn't your fault those Hoomans didn’t secure the umbrella! I do hope you continue to tell stories Bailey, you had a lot of fun being you and we have fun reading about your adventures!

You and your Pawrents were so fortunate to have found each other heh! You know they are going to miss having your physical being around, but even now, you show them how close you will always be to them!

Sending your Mum and Dad lots of hugs through you okay girlie!

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Sweet, sweet Bailey, you must be wagging non-stop  at the Bridge as you brag to everyone about the GLORIOUS life you had with your hoomans!  OMD!!!  You had the best time evvvver!😀   You clearly had your hoomans wrapped around your paw...but you already know that!😎

Ot was sooooo much dun reading  abput your earthly life.   You never had a dull moment!  Snakes, skunks, wanna be dogs ...you were a very busy boy!

At the Bridge, the buggy rides are available  24/7!    And when the Angels spell out the "F" word, they are definitely spelling F A R M!🤣

You can take midnight  swims all you wamt at the Bridge...and  butt naked too!   

I'm  sure you've  already sent yoir hoomans aigns that you are still woth them.....just in an eternal energy form.  I wouldn't  be surprised if they "thought" they heard the jangle of the leash.  Yeah we know they did...amd you smiled and wagged as you did it!!

I can only imagine  what kind of special  dog who needs to be loved you pick oit for them.   Why do I think it will be quite a handdul???  Keep us posted, okay??

Bailey, we loved you from day one , but now we even love you more after getting  to know all your....er...hmm.....UNIQUE personality !!😁❤  One of a kind indeed!

With love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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