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Monday, August 6, 2012

We Love and MIss You Terribly Baylee

My sweet lovely Baylee.
You were just 5 weeks when we brought you home from the shelter.
It's so hard to believe you are now 16 years old.
You lit up our lives with your antics.

You became my Office Manager

Sometimes managing in your own style 

You fought Cancer a few years ago and did well.
Then you developed Hyperthyroidism.

You lost so much weight and the meds weren't helping.
Your Kidneys had issues, but they responded to the meds.
You became weaker and weaker, thinner and thinner and just seemed to not be able to get comfortable laying anywhere.
Then a few days ago we noticed the cancer had returned to your shoulder.
It is such an aggressive kind I know how fast it will grow. I didn't want you to get to the point that you were suffering anymore than you were.
 I love you too much to keep you here for my sake.
That damn cancer made me make up my mind.
Baylee was put to rest today.
We will miss you terribly.
I will even miss you stepping on my keyboard erasing everything I just wrote.
But most of all my lap will be cold and my heart will be hurting.

No more weakness, no more falling...
You can now run a jump like you did when you were young.
Whitley and Toby will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.
Give them a snuggle for me


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...


  1. Losing a much loved companion is just awful and breaks your heart, I am so sorry.

  2. I'm sorry Deb...I know you will miss her.

  3. I am so sorry about your dear beloved Bailey. I know how much it hurts to lose some one or some thing near and dear to you. Hugs. sandie

  4. Oh honey, so sorry for your loss....what a difficult decision to make, but the right one, no more suffering. Love that poem, there are many who will greet me and I will snuggle with all of them!!! Remember the good times....take care...hugs...cleo

  5. Oh Deb, I am so Sorry, this just breaks my heart :( I know even though it broke your heart, you love your baby so much, you did the best thing for her. Soft Purrz & Purrayerz ~ ^..^ x6

    Safe Journey Bayle ♥♥xoxo♥♥

  6. Oh dear, I am so very sorry about Baylee. Know the empty feelings since I too have been there. I found that the best thing to do is to get another companion as soon as possible. It's so difficult to see them suffering, she is in kitty heaven now and not suffering anymore. Hugs...Lu

  7. Oh Debbie, big hugs to you my friend! I am so sorry for your loss. She is just beautiful. I am sure she would thank you for loving her enough to ease her suffering. Lots of love and hugs to you!


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