Bailey – October 2010
From Betty Davis:
Bailey was our first rescue dog from Golden Retriever Rescue. He joined us
2 years and 3 months ago, when Bob and Barb Davis brought him with them to do our home visit. He stayed and tucked himself deep into the hearts of our family. At 10 years old, he settled right in with his canine brothers, tolerating Jake’s “I’m the Boss” attitude, and Teddy’s non-stop “Let’s play”. He later took his foster brothers in stride, and just continued to be the sweetheart that he was the first day he came to our home. When our grandkids would visit, his tail would wag non-stop. He was a very special, sweet and gentle dog, who I believe was meant to live out the last couple years of his life with our family. He gave back the love that we gave to him – ten-fold.
Several months ago Bailey suffered from stroke like symptoms and while at the vets office, we were told that he had a large tumor growing in his abdomin and they weren’t sure if he had suffered a stroke, or if the cancer cells had spread to his brain. Only time would tell. If it was indeed a stroke, he should get better, but if the cancer had gone to his brain, his health would decline quickly. Well, he rallied and recovered from the stroke, but the cancer continued to take its’ toll. It became obvious that the end was very near, yesterday, when he stopped eating completely. This morning, his strength was gone, his eyes were sad and even though he still managed to wag his tail, we knew the battle was over. As with Jake, the cancer had won.
Bailey, we will all miss you terribly!