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MY BAILEY GIRL
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1 October 2015 - 6:40 pm
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The last two weeks have really been hard. I’m always crying just thinking and retracing our journey steps.  I know… but it’s driving me crazy.  I want her back so bad.

 

I wanted to say I love this group and they held me up when I could not stand.  Seriously I needed you.

I’m going to go for now.  Prayer time.

Love and tight hugs,

Tracy and Angel Bailey Girl



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1 October 2015 - 6:55 pm
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Thinking of you Tracy.  I know it’s tough.  Prayers.   Bailey is there with you.

 

xxoxoox

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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1 October 2015 - 7:11 pm
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BAILEY GIRL ENJOYING LIFE

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Love and Tight Hugs,

Tracy and Angel Bailey Girl

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1 October 2015 - 7:15 pm
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The whole first year and of course the anniversary of Bailey’s crossing are going to be hard.  We love so much, we invest so much, we try so hard…

You know you gave your all, your best for your girl.  Shed the tears you need to now, but smile too because she had a paw in making you who you are today.  You can hold her tight in your heart and feel her beside you.

Sending strong, positive thought to you as you navigate this part of the journey.

 

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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1 October 2015 - 8:52 pm
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Well said Karen. You did, I deed, give her your all. Bailey does NOT want you spending time retracing the end of her earth journey….she wants you celebrating the great life she had with you!

I’m glad you posted here today. As I told you earlier, you are ALWAYS family. You don’t need to be “on the site” and you certainly don’t need to post. The day you and Bailey joined is the day you became a forever loved family member.

This is a thread started by Bonnie and Polly. It’s hard to “find your place” here once your tripawd has crossed over. You don’t feel like you belong anymore…and, at the same time, it hurts to “belong”. Bonnie understood thst. This thread and this site are open to EVERYONE on the journey. Once you join the site you are “Alumni” But ithis thread also ks a place where those of us who have loved ones at the Bridge can share memories and celebrate special times with our beloved. We also share the joy of “showing off” all the various dogs and cats that our Bridge occupants have sent us.

Ive rambled a lot trying to make a point…. post here when the waves of grief hit you and let us help you. ALSO post here and tell us more about Diesel and Gracie and Bella. They will help you remember there IS space in your heart to give and receive love, all while holding Bailey in a special corner of your heart. You do NOT have to feel like you have to post in other forums. You need to take care of you and the magnificent Great Danes who love you and need your love. That’s ALL you need to do to carry on Bailey’s legacy of love.

Geez…this “reply” may sound a little whackier than usual, but, as Tracy knows, I’m also “replying” to some things she said in an email. Just want to ‘splain!!!

Okay Tracy, we know Friday is a one year Angelversary. Let’s us know how we can join in on the celebration of a life so well loved and so well loved!!

Wrapping you up in Tight Hugs!

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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2 October 2015 - 12:25 pm
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As many of you know today 10/2/14 is Bailey Girl’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of earning her Angel wings.

(Sally… you brought tears again… no it’s not your fault.  It’s all the wonderful people that understand my crushed heart.)

Bailey Girl’s journey ended too soon and not like anyone had planned, not that you can actually plan.  I promised her I would not put her through pain after her amputation was so rough on her but yet I kept thinking chemo… my daughter said that chemo would give her the best chance of surviving and beating this cancer.  No one knows.  There is no right or wrong… I am angry with myself because after her first round of chemo she had bad side effects from pain meds and any drug you tried to put her on. But I kept going praying that I knew better and I should keep moving forward.  Was it right? I don’t think so… did I know it then… absolutely not. But I can’t change that all I hear is her last screams in my head when she could not get up and we tried helping her.  So not the way I wanted it to end.  I know many have been here in my shoes or on the path somewhere.  It’s not easy, my Father died 12/4/2014 and I miss him dearly don’t get me wrong… but my head always goes back to my Bailey Girl.  She saved me many times and was always by my side.

So on this day I hope she knows that I’m sorry, I did what I thought was best and I will never forget her nor will anyone ever take her place in my heart.

This morning at 4:00a.m. my husband and I were up early.  He went to the gas station to get gas for my daughter and when he returned he was telling me about how pretty the stars and sky were.  Everything was so bright.  Around 6:00a.m. I went into the dining room to look into the backyard like I always do at Bailey Girl’s Angel and it was out. Well needless to say my heart sank and I had a chill… my husband called my daughter in and we all hugged.  This Angel has been lit up since Christmas, survived many snow and rain storms and it is wired electrically.  Bailey passed on the 10/2/14 at 5:38p.m. Her Angel shut down at 6:00a.m.  This has to be a sign and I want to thank you Bailey Girl for letting me know you are ok.  I love you Baby Girl! Mom

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2 October 2015 - 1:08 pm
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Sally you asked for it.

This photo was taken a day shy of Amazing Grace (Gracie’s) FIRST BIRTHDAY!  I had a friend do a small photo shoot at my house and it was 2 Humans = 0… 3 Great Danes = 1.

The goal was to get all the pups together… well at the end and the last attempt… I fell backwards into the pink paper the photographer put up and we ended up in this position… no not planned.  I was not planning on being in any pictures…

Love and tight hugs,

Tracy, Angel Bailey Girl

Big Sister Bella, Amazing Grace and Diesel (Diesel belongs to Bailey’s human sister Mackenzie but she graduated from college a year and a half ago and lives at home… we shall see if she takes him with her… big-blinkBella, Diesel, Amazing Grace a/k/a Gracie and thatImage Enlarger

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I remember Baily because her journey was ending just as Ellie’s was beginning. And now Ellie’s has ended also (she earned her wings back in July). I remember thinking that Baily was such a pretty pretty girl and I know you loved her deeply. I hope the pain eases over time for you. 

Denise, Bill and Angel Ellie.

Active 10+ Pyr mix suddenly came up lame with ACL tear in left rear leg. Scheduled for a TPLO but final pre-op x-rays indicated a small suspicious area, possibly OSA, which could have caused the ACL tear. Surgeon opened the knee for TPLO but found soft bone. Biopsy came back positive for OSA. Became a Tripawd 9/18/14. Carbo6 with Cerenia and Fluids. Pain free and living in the moment. Crossed the Bridge on 7/12/15 after probable spread of cancer to her cervical spine. A whole lifetime of memories squeezed into 10 months. Here's her story: Eloise

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4 October 2015 - 2:42 pm
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Tracy, we send lots of love to you and that gorgeous pack of yours on Bailey’s Angelversary.

You have been in our hearts and on our minds all weekend as we honored Jerry’s Angelversary yesterday, and celebrated his life with our friends, the Odaroloc Sled Dogs, who also lost a packmate, Lil’ Bit, on the same day Jerry left us. We talked about grief and healing and hoped that you were doing ok on such a big milestone.And wow, what a sign Bailey left you!

I truly believe that all our beloved animals (and humans too!) leave us signs when we are trying to wrap our heads around our grief, to comfort us and show us things are gonna be OK. It’s so clear that Bailey spoke to you at a time when she knew you could cope and accept it as a signal that she is OK, that her spirit is stronger than ever. I’m glad that your family was there too, Bailey obviously planned it that way. An angel, always.

{{{hugs}}}

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Tracey, yes all these firsts are very hard. Once I got to the one year mark, I felt a small amount of relief, I had made it a whole year, 365 days without my Ty. Then I felt guilty for feeling that way. One thing I do know is that they don’t want us feeling guilty for anything we did or did not do. I think reliving it and re examining our decisions is sometimes a part of grieving. When my heart hurts, I remember something Christine posted here. It was about how we can feel that tail wagging inside our heart because our pups have a very special place in there. When that tail wags, it hurts. Eventually, you will get to the point that those wags will make you smile more than cry. Thinking of you, Lori, Ty & Gang

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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4 October 2015 - 7:40 pm
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Aww Lori that is wonderful, thank you for reminding us of those comforting thoughts.

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Virginia




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4 October 2015 - 9:30 pm
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These pictures, all these poctures, are just PRICELESS!

Bailey sure did send you some great dogs to share her legaxy of love…and your love. They clearly adore yiu! Can’t belie v e how well behaved and attentive they are…even with you falling into the background!

All I can do is ditto Jerry and Lori. And yes Lori…tha ks fo rthat beautiful sentiment…very nice and comforting.

Thanks for posting Tracy. We all hold you in our toughts…..and send you tight hugs!!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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6 October 2015 - 11:12 am
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With many thanks to Tracy for her generous donations to the Tripawds Foundation , Bailey’s spirit shall grace these forums forever, with the latest random banner added to the rotation…

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Virginia




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6 October 2015 - 1:21 pm
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Awwww….lovely ohotos…just @ovely! What a special life affirming way to remember sweet BAILEY Girl! She’s just so majestic and regal!

Thank you Tracy and Bailey for helping this great community to continue!

Love!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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8 October 2015 - 2:28 pm
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It was about how we can feel that tail wagging inside our heart because our pups have a very special place in there. When that tail wags, it hurts. Eventually, you will get to the point that those wags will make you smile more than cry. Thinking of you, Lori, Ty & Gang

Lori this is amazing and it really made me smile through my tears today.  You were always here for me just like many of my friends that still respond or PM me.  Thank you for thinking of us.

Jerry, Sally, Denise, Karen, Michelle, Lori

You all have a permanent spot in my heart that helps me hold it together.  This was a really hard anniversary and I’m sure the next one will be. Lori I really like what you said about the tail wagging inside our hearts… ohhh how true. All of you have made me smile through my tears on any given day.  I never thought it would be this hard.  I wish Bailey Girl’s Journey would have been easier but I’m sure we all do. It just seemed like I was always on here crying out for help and you were all here for me.  I want to me here for you and it’s taking me a while to get back.  This is going to be my happy place.

I can’t get enough of all the adventures that Jerry posts! 

Sally, I never will forget the phone call from you when I needed you the most.  I was sitting in my closet crying. 

All I can say is thank you with all my heart and each and everyone of you for helping me up when I would fall flat on my face.  Trying to keep it together for Bailey Girl was not easy but this was my outlet and I can’t say Thank You enough for all the kind words and encouragement.  What a great family I have.

With love and tight hugs,

Tracy and Angel Bailey Girl

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