Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Goodbye to a Dear Pet and Companion

August turned out to be a bad month.   Our dear little West Highland Terrier, Bailey, passed away in the very early morning hours on August 19.

Bailey was a sweet, energetic, curious little dog.  As a pup, she delighted in digging holes across our backyard, and catching the occasional sparrow.

Bailey suffered through a variety of health issues in her 12 years, 11 months - 2 knee surgeries for torn ACL's, skin allergies and shots, arthritis, and digestive issues.

However, even with those challenges, she never was aggressive or snippy, ever the happy little dog to greet us when we returned home.  

Bailey delighted in being around people, and was always an enthusiastic observer at games at our house.

Bailey on my lap, intently watching a Pulse of Battle playtest game

As I explaing some fascinating rule concept, Bailey looks down at Toby (our Jack Russell terrier) as if to say "there is NO way you're getting this spot"

The last few weeks have been trying for my wife and I as we deal with the loss.   But - we're to the point now where we can laugh about all the goofy things Bailey did over her beautiful life.

RIP Bailey.   We miss you tremendously.


  1. Brent,
    Sorry to hear about the loss of your pup. They do worm their way into your hearts.
    Bill McHarg

  2. Sorry for your loss. Glad to have met her.

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  4. Bittersweet. It is like losing a piece of your soul.