bCrossed over the Rainbow Bridge

Barley was my first adoption from Shorewood on June 2, 2001.  He was also the reason I have adopted two more, Dinah Rose and Dixie.  I changed his name to Bailey, which he quickly adapted to.  He was the sweetest, most loving dog I could ask for, not to mention how handsome he was.  His temperament was unsurpassed.  He got along with both other dogs and humans.  He never minded when I brought other dogs into “his” house to doggysit them.  He also never minded that I fostered a Jack Russell mix, Putter, for six months.  They become good buddies, until I found a forever home for Putter.

He overcame the loss of his companion, Ripley, whom he shared his life with for about two years.  But I don’t think he ever overcame the loss of Dinah Rose last year, whom he shared ten years of his life.  It was love at first site for him when I adopted Dinah Rose (Rosie) in 2003.  The two of them were inseparable.  Rosie suffered from many medical problems, but Bailey was at her side, helping her through all of them.  I know he was devastated, as was I, when we lost her last September.  I thought that by adopting Dixie (Noiri), it would bring back some companionship that he had been missing.  However, Noiri, at only 1-1/2 yrs., and him at 13 yrs., was a little too much for him.  He was accustomed to Rosie’s laid-back demeanor.  But once again, he opened “his” house up to her, without flinching an eyelash.

My life is empty without him, but he will be in my heart forever.  I know that his heart had always belonged to Rosie.  I hope they can reunite again over the Rainbow Bridge, and be together for eternity.

Bailey, I love you so much and miss you so dearly.
Rosie, I have never stopped loving or missing you.

Patti Tingwald

Barley [ADOPTED JUNE 2] is a ten month old, black male with a wonderful temperament. He is neutered, wormed, heartworm tested, biospotted, current on his shots and microchipped. He will make someone a wonderful pet. ba