Skip to comments.Triple Lutz Report--A Fair Well To My Border Collie Baily
Posted on 01/08/2012 11:39:11 AM PST by appeal2
A short tribute to mans best friend, my constant companion for the past 14.5 years, a true loyal friend whom I shall eternally miss. Baily, a female border collie, expert herder, amusing canine and all around great dog. She suffered on for many years because she just couldnt stand the idea of leaving us. She was always on guard for any potential threat, be it wolves, coyotes or bad people. She was smart, full of life and always ready to help out.
R.I.P. Baily Lutz!
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My heart goes out to you. Losing a good dog is devastating irrespective of it’s inevitability.
Sorry to hear. Condolences for your loss.
I know she knows how much you love her.
There is nothing like that bond.
I will hug my doggie princess in Bailey’s honor
Beautiful dog. We have a Tri-color split-face Aussie. Sorry for your loss.
I’m sorry for your loss.
It really hurts to lose a pet.
All dogs go the heaven.
So sorry - I lost a standard poodle a little over a year ago. She was 15 and I still miss her horribly. I was such a wreck and didn’t think I could bear not having a dog so I got another standard poodle right away - a puppy who has been something of a challenge.
Not sure if it was smart to get another dog right away but it’s a done deal and I am adjusting to this new personality gradually and vice versa probably. I wonder if she might suspect that she has big paws to fill - they have a way of knowing more than we realize.
Yes they do!
Sad news, I am so sorry to hear it. :(
Condolences on your loss.
I said goodbye to my 15 year old Female BC a few years ago. I still have her photo on my home page.
I am sorry for your lose. My greyhound passed away last October and I still get choked up when I think about him.
I am so sorry to read of your loss. They are our heart and soul & you will always miss Baily. I still cry about my Oliver (Dec 2005). They give so much and demand so little. I have no magic answers for dealing with grief. (even though I am a grief counselor). BUT my prayers are with you to find peace.
Sorry to hear about your loss.
Thanks for posting the picture of “Freckles”.
I’ve been staring at the pic for 5 minutes thinking of our Red/White male Aussie that we lost to cancer a few months ago. The exact same eyes have looked at me at least ten thousand times in the past 14 years.
I miss him so much and truly believe that it is un-natural to be without a dog in our lives.
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....
It’s hard to lose our 4 legged members of the family.
So sorry for your loss. Feel good that Bailey passed knowing how much you loved her. So many dogs and cats die every day homeless on the street or in shelters without knowing the love Bailey got from you.
Greive not or speak of me with tears
But smile and laugh as if I were beside you.
I loved you so...
Twas Heaven here with you.
by Isla Richardson
I suspect there is much that could be done that would significantly improve canine health and longevity. Selective breeding has incorporated a lot of recessive genetic problems that could be corrected, and there are many dietary supplements that could add several healthy years before the onset of age related problems.
The end result, in itself a benefit, would be that dogs would remain puppies longer and reach adolescent maturity later. Importantly, dogs have been bred so that they do not reach emotional maturity, as this is an important element of domestication.
So sorry about the loss of your dog. I know that is really tough. Prayers for your healing.
Thank you all, I am so touched by the kind words from all of you. FreeRepublic really is a special place.
Interesting post. I am trying with my 5th Golden to do everything I can to extend his life beyond the 15 or so years I’ve gotten with my 4 previous Goldens. Brushing teeth, cleansing ears, keeping nails clipped, bathing with oatmeal shampoo weekly, taking an exercise run/trot while I bicycle each day. Hearworm/Ivormectin, glucosamine, omega oils, hypoallergenic RX food mixed with cooked grains & veggies. He really likes pot liquor (from cooking greens).
Good grief! Now I feel so guilty about how my previous dogs were treated in the ‘70’s, ‘80’s, and not so much the ‘90’s after Frontline, etc.
I hope they have forgiven me and will happily greet me in heaven.
I’m so very sorry for your loss.
14.5 years seems like a long time for a dog, yet not nearly long enough. You know she would have stayed even longer, if she could have.
So sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. You have my sympathies.
I lost my lovely Lola, a most precious person in a fur coat, last year.
It is so hard to lose a beloved member of the family...you want to keep them with you forever.
I believe that if God wanted us to have such a loving bond with these companion animals, the bond is forever. They go on their way, but at some point that spiritual connection is forever, and if there is a heaven, they surely will be there.
May the angels encamp around you to strengthen you and give you mercy in this difficult time....and may you know the “peace that passes all understanding.”