Crossed 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.
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.