Photos of Bailey and Daddy’s field trip

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David took  Bailey out today for some fresh air and exercise so Scout, Bandit and I could have a peaceful afternoon. I took Scout and Bandit for a walk to the library to return some books, and then left them home while I ran an errand. I confess: it was a relief to take those two without having to worry about Bailey home in a frenzy, and to not worry about the dogs fighting while I was gone.

Bandit’s chest is still really swollen, and I think the stress is taking its toll on Scout. So we just hung out and let everyone rest and have access to their favorite napping spots; Scout’s been blocked off from both my office and behind David’s recliner.

And while we were having a much needed, restful and tension-free day, Daddy and Bailey were having  super romp. They went to Mendon Ponds park, Ganandogan, and Hemlock Lake. I think they both needed some outdoor time; she’s never had an wildlife adventure like that.

So far, we’re still on eggshells. David has one more day of vacation, so tomorrow we’ll have another day keeping the dogs separated, and then on Wednesday  Bailey will begin boarding. We’re still checking a couple of places; I want her to be someplace where she’s not “in jail” but we also are really strained financially.

This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, dog-wise. Ranks right up there with making the decision to put Natasha to sleep after her battle with kidney failure. This time, though, Bailey is healthy and a wonderful dog with a serious challenge that makes it impossible to live with us. But she’s not impossible to live with the right home. In fact, the right home is going to be wonderful for both her and her new family.

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3 responses to “Photos of Bailey and Daddy’s field trip

  1. Pingback: Rehoming Bailey – knowing when it’s time to let go « Notes From The Funny Farm

  2. what a hard and sad decision to have to make especially when you already have a very sick dog yo worry about we thought we were going to have to do this to when we decided to adopt a female cairn/schnauzer to go along with our snorkie but they have worked it out (mostly)i hope things get better for you all my thoughts are with you

    • Thanks, Melissa – it really is difficult but I keep telling myself that Bailey will thrive in a new home. I just hope it comes along soon because we’re all living in separate parts of the house, which is tough for all of the dogs, who like to be with their people 24/7, lol!

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