Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Our Sweet Bailey Boy!

As most of you know, we found out through a blood test that Gage has many allergies including dog dander. Both our pediatrician and allergist said that his allergy was so high that our dog would have to go. So, after searching and searching (read: putting off the inevitable/not trying very hard) Justin turned to Craigslist to find Bailey a new home. I was very skeptical that it would turn up a family that would fulfill all the requirements I had for the family that took him. To my surprise, the very first response we got was from a wonderful family in Puyallup (only 15 min from us!). They have 2 kids, live on 2 1/2 acres with goats, and they both had shelties growing up. When they came to meet Bailey, Justin & I both knew they were the perfect family for our Bailey Boy. After many tears and a sad goodbye Bailey's new mom promised to take great care of him and send us many updates. Justin loaded him in the back of his truck and drove off to his new home. Even though I knew he was with a wonderful family I cried for about 2 days straight! I've cried almost everyday since but it's getting a little easier. I just keep trying to think about how much fun he must be having running around chasing the goats! :)
The very next day Bailey's new mom emailed me and told me all about his first night. He did great and loved their other dog Peanut! She's super sweet and told me to email any time I wanted to check up on him!
How we told my parents that we were expecting....
Bailey was a great big brother! He was very sweet when we brought Gage home from the hospital and would sniff him all the time. When Gage learned to crawl he would just follow him around.
We miss you very much Bailey Boy and hope you're loving your new home!!

6 comments:

IdahoGirl said...

Awwww Ash...this brought tears to my eyes. I'm so sorry you had to go this route, but I'm so glad Bailey found a good home.

Kami said...

Oh Ash I am sorry...this post made me tear up a little :( I am so glad that you found a great home for Bailey. and I hope that little Gage is feeling better. I know how you feel a dog is just like a family member. Iam glad you are feeling better about it day by day also :)

Keren said...

wow Ash, that post made me cry too :( and Im not even pregnant. Im so happy that you found a great home for him...

::hugs::

Jen said...

Oh no, I'm totally crying, too. :( What a sad thing to go through. I'm so sorry, but I'm glad you found such a good home for home him!

mesteele said...

Oh Ash, I am so sorry you had to give him up. :( But sounds like you found him a great home and he's doing well. Hope it's getting easier.

Shermans on Tapps said...

We're so happy you found a home for Bailey!