Saturday, May 21, 2011

Good news and bad news

The good news is that I'm okay. I have a bladder infection and we are treating that. The cancer has not returned although it can at any time.

The bad news is that we lost Bailey yesterday. He was about 18 and not doing so well so my mom decided to let him go. He came to us long before I did. His owner surrendered him because he was digging holes in the yard--not because she wanted to but because her landlord made her. He dug a lot of holes in our yard, too, his first couple years but stopped and just became a couch potato. My mom says he was always a silvery gray beagle. We will miss him.

Me  & Bailey when I first came to my mom's house. I still had a cast on my leg.
Some of Bailey's critter craters.



                                                   
Angel Bailey -- 1993-2011


Today my mom went wild with her phone camera and made some weird pictures of me:

This is the AQUA setting:


SEPIA:

REVERSE:

 POSTERIZE:


 MORE AQUA:

And NORMAL... me resting at my mom's side.

18 sniff-Arooos:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Thanks fur the good and the bad news -

The post was much like life - good and bad -

Here's to woo feeling good!

AND here's to your mom listening to Bailey -

It is a big gift to give us - but it is the one that shows how much we are loved -

We'll look fur his star later!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Her Golden Khousin Visitors

Team Beaglebratz said...

Your mom did a really good thing fer Bailey - one of the greatest giftz hoominz can give us BUTT it iz also one of the most difficult d-cizionz a hoomin can make.

We Beaglebratz r so furry much glad tu hear that u r duing so good - we all (mama tu) keep praying that the C monster will stay away.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Team Beaglebratz said...

Whoopz - almost fergot - we love all thoze purty colorful pikchurz of u - that iz neaat.

Lorenza said...

Hi, River.
Sure it was not an easy decision for your mom, but she did what was best for Bailey. I know he will be always in your heart.
Glad to know you are doing so well.
Take care
Kisses and hugs to all of you
Lorenza

Kari in WeHo said...

So sorry to hear about baily but it sounds like he lived a loved life at your house

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Lacy said...

w00fs,,, sooo sorry on your loss of Bailey..w0w 18years..me wood like to live that long...ur in my thoughts and prayers...RIP Bailey, run with the wind..

a sad,
rocky and jodee
bear and the mama..

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

I'm so sorry; it's never easy to lose a long-time friend, even when you know they've had a full life. *hugs* We'll light a candle for Bailey.

-Dr. Liz and Family

Asta said...

Sweet Wivew
I am ovewjoyed that you awe going to be all wight and I will cwoss my paws extwa hawd that the cancew stays away, but I am also vewy sad that you lost youw bwuvvew Bailey
I know he had a long and happy life wif youw family, but the time is nevew long enuff.
Thank dog that youw mom got some good news about you and that you awe thewe to give hew kisses and take away hew sadness
smoochie kisses to you and Bailey,I hope you awe digging lots of wondewful holes ovew the bwidge..I'll seee them someday I hope
love
ASTA

Amber-Mae said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry about Bailey's passing. But she really got to live a long & happy life with you guys. You will meet her someday at the Rainbow Bridge.

Sorry about your yucky bladder infection too. I hope you feel better soon. Hugs.

Sam said...

Hi, we are sorry to hear about your loss. We are sending hugs to you.

Sam

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thanks for letting all know the good news about you, River. We are very sorry about Bailey, though. It's a shame his previous owner was forced to surrender him. Merci and Sam dug holes in our yard like crazy when the pen was first put up.

Casper Bear said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bailey! Sending lots of hugs to you.
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

Painter Pack said...

So sorry about Bailey...but your mom did what was best. And I know you are there for your family, to help ease their pain.

You take care of yourself, River!

Daisy Dog said...

River, we are sorry to hear about Bailey. He lived a good life with you and is now at the bridge. We are glad your cancer has not come back! Neither has mine :) Good to see you posting!

Sapphire said...

we missed you River! Glad you are feeling better. RIP Bailey. Run free now. Sending loves and thoughts from us.

BEAGLEDOM said...

We are so glad to hear your going to be ok! But sad at the same time to hear about Bailey. Great pics btw.

Lots of Licks,

Beagledom

achieve1dream said...

So sorry for your loss of Bailey. It's so hard to let them go.

I'm glad you're doing okay River. I've been worried about you.

Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We're so sorry to hear about Bailey's passing, but we're glad that most of his long life was filled with love and good care from your family. We're glad to hear your cancer remains in remission and hope your infection is clearing up. What happened to the foster Weimariner with puppies?

Jed & Abby