On November 2, 2013 our friends said goodbye to their beloved Pit Bull “Bailey”. She had battled cancer for about two and a half years and when she just couldn’t fight any longer our friends made the hardest decision of their lives and had her humanely euthanized. To say this was devastating is an understatement.
Bailey took loyalty and devotion to a whole new level. She once jumped out of a hotel window ( 3 stories up) to chase her human companion! She sustained a few injuries from the fall but that didn’t matter to Bailey. She just wanted to be with her human. Mission accomplished. That’s the nature of Pit Bulls I think. They are so sensitive and in tune with their people.
I have a Golden Retriever (Archie) and those of you who know me know that I adore him. Those of you who know Goldens know how much attention they crave. That being said I often joke to people that the difference between my Golden Retriever (Archie) and Pit Bulls is that Archie is a selfish b%#**!. To Archie, it’s all about how much attention he can get. He doesn’t really care about my needs. ( OK…maybe he cares. A little.) If I stop petting him for a minute he’s nudging me with his nose, or smacking me with his giant paw. Pit Bulls are super affectionate too, but they’re content to just be by your side waiting patiently for you to need them!
That was Bailey. She just wanted to be close to her people, and even though she was always sweet with us at the hospital, I knew we were poor substitutes. She was always desperate to get back to her peeps. She is deeply missed!
Now dry your eyes because this story has a happy ending or perhaps I should say a new chapter. Our friends recently adopted Kody. He is simply adora”bull” . He is so gentle & sweet and is sure to bring many years of happiness. It’s true that Bailey can never be replaced in our hearts, but Kody is definitely helping to heal our hearts!