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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Sweet 16 Bailey!

Today is a very special day, my dear reader. May I get a great big 'whoo hoo!' from you all please? Today is Bailey's 16th birthday. Bailey is my dear sweet Pembroke Welsh Corgi, who is the queen of all she sees. She has been here for me through the good times and the not so good times. Been there through raising my children, through holidays and seasons, through moves, illness and pain, sleepless nights, joys and sorrows. Many of my tears have been caught in her soft Corgi fur. She has been my muse, my model, my artwork mascot, my constant companion. She has taught me so much over the years. She can't hear. Can't really bark any more. Her vision is fuzzy. She has been completely down in the rear and completely incontinent for over a year. But she is not in pain. She enjoys her food, snuggling, and watching everyone around her, like she is the royal overseer. But she is getting tired. I know in my heart that this will be her last birthday. She has very few days left here until her angels call her to heaven.

I promised her I would take care of her, as she always took care of me. No girl could have a more loyal friend. I know she will tell me when she is ready to go and I know it will be soon. But today, we are not dwelling on that. Today is about ice cream! Bailey loves vanilla ice cream, so that is her first special treat of the day. Yes, she is dressed up in flowers. And we are celebrating her and all that she is today. Hug all of your Corgis tightly tonight. They are truly a gift. Happy Birthday my dear sweet Bailey Braveheart By The Sea! I love you with all of my heart, and always will.


(Raviolis for lunch. Steak and peanut butter cookies for dinner. You betcha, she's sixteen and can have whatever she wants!! xo -CS  ^..^ )

12 comments:

Angela said...

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Ice cream for breakfast has to be a corgi's dream! You are so sweet to make her last days the best! Sounds like today is going to be the best day of her life!

Hugs for Bailey and for you!
Angela

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Cat...you are treating her exactly how she should be today! Those photos are absolutely precious! I wish our boy Jake had made it to 16, we lost him a week shy of his twelth birthday in March. We're still crying. Our old girl Addie will be 11 on Christmas eve, and we feel that she'll be leaving us soon. Monica(Classy Chassy) gave us a darling little sable named Dixie. Who,at 5 is full of pep and vigor and warms our hearts taking some of the sting away. We are certified corgi lovers and they give us so much. Blessings indeed are they! Enjoy this special day with your girl. These memories will help. Hugs and to you all.

Suzanne said...

Awwww.happy birthday!

Susan G. said...

Happy Birthday BAILEY! Hope you enjoyed your special day and special treats. God Bless you!

Susan & Irish <3

Susan G. said...

Happy Birthday Bailey!!

Enjoy your special day and special treats!

Love Susan & Irish <3

jimandrachel said...

Happy Birthday Miss Bailey! You are clearly, & dearly, loved.

Your fans in MA,
Jim, Rachel, and Amy (the Corgi)

Boodoggy said...

Happy Birthday sweet Bailey!

Dances with Corgis said...

Yay!! Happy birthday to sweet Bailey!

Love and kisses and scritches to an adorable and special girl.

Cherry con Carne said...

I'm a few days late (& new to this blog) but happy belated birthday, Bailey! My godparents' first corgi Scotty had to be put down recently at the grand old age of almost 17, after suffering from cancer & being incontinent for longer than that but like you are doing for Bailey, they made his last days count. Bailey looks well loved & happy - God bless you both!

Cherry con Carne said...

I'm a few days late (& new to this blog) but happy belated birthday, Bailey! My godparents' first corgi Scotty had to be put down recently at the grand old age of almost 17, after suffering from cancer & being incontinent for longer than that but like you are doing for Bailey, they made his last days count. Bailey looks well loved & happy - God bless you both!

Dillydoodle said...

Happy Birthday to Bailey.. she is adorable eating her special birthday Ice cream. She actually shares a birthday my one of my two corgi boys, Gus.. he turned 8.

I hope she stays with you a while longer - she sounds like a very very special and well loved girl.

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Emilie

The Bee Charmer said...

Woo hoo and happy belated birthday to Bailey!!!