October 27, 2017
We love this dog, Jan. Thank you for allowing us to give him a forever home. We'll keep in touch. Here's his picture at home in the living room. Right now he's checking out the toy box. Ebony's under the bed. But she let Bailee kiss her on the way home, so I think we're off to a good start.
October 31, 2017
With Bailee, we have trouble with him pooping all the time. Does that have anything to do with the raw meat? I've been taking him out three times a day to go poopy. If I don't he has an accident in the house. Did you have trouble with him that way? I also need to take him out in the middle of the night to go poo. Anyway, we will bring him out sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas to visit. Saturdays are probably best for us. Let us know when you, Bruce and Judy would like us to drop by and we'll stick the date on our calendar. Perhaps we can get enough food for a few months then, if he stays on this diet. His 10 lb chunk will last for quite a while, especially since Ebony eats other food. If we run out, we can get our first purchase from Oma's Pride shipped for free. But the bulk price you offer is far cheaper than getting it from Oma's. Let us know what Saturday is good for you. The Saturday directly after Thanksgiving is when we get our tree and decorations up for Christmas. And Dec. 9th we have the children's Christmas program at church. But so far Dec. 2nd looks good for us. Bailee would love to come visit. He's such a joy to us. I know he was a blessing to your family as well. We'll also bring you some Christmas goodies. See you soon. Let me know if the 2nd suits you.
P.S. Just because Bailee has had a few messes in the house doesn't make him any less dear to us. Besides, the first mess he had, he ate it!
November 14, 2017
I am taking Bailee to church tonight, along with Ebony, to meet my preschool class. He was an answer to their prayers one Wednesday evening when they prayed that we would all get new puppies and kittens. I'm hoping he does not embarrass me by barking at kids and grown-ups alike. He can sound quite ferocious at times. I'll let you know how that goes. He's a delight to Brian and me. As I said before, Ebony adores him. We will see you Dec. 2nd. I'm hoping that will be a good day to travel. Bailee will be so glad to see you. As I said before, I know how you all loved Bailee and he loves you, too. He will not be a stranger to you. We live close enough where he can come visit and you are always welcome to come our way and visit him. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. I'm sure Bailee will give me many more things to write about in the future. He's a card.
November 15, 2017
As I told you yesterday, Bailee and Ebony paid a visit to our Wednesday evening preschoolers at church. You'd have thought he was born to greet children. He was so gentle, not a bark or a growl. He enjoys being loved and fussed over. The kids thought he was quite adorable. They are 4- 5-year-olds. We've decided we are going to try him as a therapy dog, along with Ebony, at the nursing home. They work as a team and people love them. Bailee will be going about every two weeks. The people enjoy holding the dogs and I get a chance to visit with the residents, too. It's the Alzheimer unit. With two dogs, Brian will have to take one of them and I'll take the other. Tell Bruce and Judy Bailee says, "Ruff." See you Dec. 2.
November 20, 2017
We've been living in our present house for the last 20 years and had no idea we had a bad dog in the curio case window. Of course, Bailee discovered him right away and barks furiously at him for hours. The bad dog is a handsome cur, with dark eyes and golden hair. I think he imagines the dog will eventually steal the heart of his little black flame, Ebony. At night, when the lights are low, the bad dog goes away, only to reappear in the daytime or at the flip of the light switch. Bailee hates that bad dog in the window and I can't say I blame him. The bad dog barks back at him for hours on end and must be very monotonous to poor Bailee. My problem is that I don't have the heart to tell him that the bad dog in the window is actually him. I figure that like all puppies, age will bring wisdom eventually. I hope you and your family are having a happy Thanksgiving season. I love that holiday. See you soon.
February 5, 2018
It's a pleasure to help with sweet Sage. You see, we owe you a debt of gratitude. Bailee has turned out to be one of the best dogs I know. Your nurture and love made him a good dog. And for that, I'm very thankful. Right now Bailee and Ebony are wrestling, growling and snapping. But it looks like they are going to run out of steam any minute. Wish I had their energy. Hey, quick question, did Bailee know Sage? Not that it matters. I asked him the other day and he was pretty tight lipped about it. Bailee sends a hug and kiss. He told me to tell you that you're a good girl.