This has been a challenging week. On Tuesday we got word that our friend Lenny passed and then on Friday I received notice that our friend Bailey also went to the Rainbow Bridge unexpectedly the night before. My heart truly aches each time we hear that a friends is gone. It hurts and makes me sad for the family and our community, and to have two go this week when it’s supposed to be the most wonderful season of the year, is tough.
For me, with their humans’ permission, I like to say goodbye via our pictorial tributes here. It allows me to go back in time and revisit happier days and remember the joy they brought all of us. I like to celebrate Bailey Marie and the indelible mark she left behind in our hearts.
Bailey was considered the queen of her pack at 13; she was also an IVDD survivor. Her reign has come to an end, but her spirit and memory will live on in all of us who knew and loved her. I especially liked her mismatched eyes and the funny grins she gave the camera. She was a true matriarch, and my family lovingly forward her surviving pack and humans lots of hugs and good thoughts.
If any dachshund friend wants to make a tax-deductible donation in Bailey’s name a personalized condolence postcard will be mailed to her family. I especially like these cards because they make for a great keepsake. This tradition seems to be popular in our community since we first started it a few years back. When our doxies pass, all we have are our memories and pictures. With your help Bailey’s family can have a few more pictures and know they’re not alone during this difficult time. My only request, in order to make it cost efficient for the charity, please ensure your donation is $10 or more which includes original artwork, postage, delivery and labor. I do believe these postcards are better and more personalized than a casserole or flowers.
Bailey we love you. Rest in peace Queen Bailey Marie and peace be with your humans.