5/31/2009

Bailey...

Editor's Note: I've been holding on to this post for a while. Truth is, it just made me so sad to write it! But I think I can handle it now...

A few weeks ago, I house sat for some of my friends as they went on vacation. Part of my responsibilities was to take care of their dog, Bailey.

Bailey is the quintessential dog. Lots of energy. Always excited to see you. Super loving. She's just a great dog. Which is why, I was so sad when she got sick back in December.

You see, one night she started to limp on her front left leg. My friend, Micah, thought it was weird. So he checked her foot and leg for any thorns or wounds. When he didn't find anything, he dismissed it as Bailey just wanting attention. Pretty soon, one of her joints started swelling up and her limp got worse.

He took her to the vet in January and was told that there was cancer in the joint. So then, he was presented with two choices: he could have her leg removed or... you know...

So here's what they chose...

When I was here a few weeks ago, it was the week after her leg had been removed plus her family was on vacation. So needless to say, Bailey was pretty sad.

And there is nothing sadder than a dog who is sad...

So when I came over today and she came running into the room to meet me and then jumped up onto my chest, I knew she was back to her old self!

I'm so glad... Because when Bailey's sad, everyone's sad...

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