Mar 6, 2015

And Then There Were Nine...



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Bailey was always such a happy girl

She accepted all the crazy outfits we would put on her with dignity

She was a silly girl and kept us laughing when we felt like crying

She was a party girl

She thought the pool was hers and hers alone

She was the rescuer of tennis balls

She loved a good morning nap

And a good afternoon nap

And she loved her blue ball

Most of all she loved life and she loved her family
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Please stop by and visit Bailey's personal web page at:



I want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all your prayers and words of comfort both for Bailey and for our daughter, Shelly.

We nearly lost Shelly on February 11 when her heart stopped at the hospital and it took five minutes of CPR to bring her back.  For 3 weeks she fought for her life on a ventilator and a dialysis machine.  She couldn't speak at all and they kept her sedated most of the time.

 She was getting two units of blood every day because something was draining her blood supply.  They couldn't perform an MRI because her kidneys weren't functioning.  

Then a couple days ago things started to get a bit better.  I believe it's all the POTP she was getting from all our friends in Blogville.

She is still facing a heart cath, and the amputation of her right leg below the knee and her fingertips.  Please keep her in your prayers as she still has a very long and hard road ahead of her.

Please forgive me for not posting or commenting as often as I would like.  I do visit all of you on my phone while I'm sitting at the hospital because that's the only thing that makes me smile.

I don't know when things will return to normal again.  But I do know that we love all of you.

Amber, Max, and the rest of the pack all say...

WOOF
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58 comments:

Molly TheWally said...

In our thoughts and prayers and are fingers are tightly crossed.
Best wishes Molly

Julie said...

There still loads of POTP coming your way from here. Lots of paws crossed, luffs and hugs too.
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Marg said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't know about Shelly. We are so so sorry that things are so rough for you right now. We are also so sorry about Bailey. We are sending tons and tons of purrs and prayers. The donkeys send their best Hee Haws. Please hang in there.

onespoiledcat said...

Words are hard to come by....but we are thinking of you and sending hugs....and hoping all the love coming you way from all around the world brings comfort.

Hugs, Sammy and Mom Pam

Teri and her Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, Brighton, Disco NoFurNo, Kely and Sammy said...

May it bring you comfort to know that Bailey is flying free, playing with all her Rainbow Friends. May the love you shared heal your heart and may time soften the sadness you are feeling at her passing.

And may life become easier for Shelly and you as you travel the rough road ahead...

Hilary said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. I am sure that Bailey will now be keeping a special eye on Shelly… another guardian angel...

Angel Pip and Ruby said...

I'm so sorry to hear about little Bailey. The pictures are all lovely and her spirit shines ...especially the one of her diving in the swimming pool. I hope she and Pip are running and swimming free across the bridge.

I'm glad Shelly is doing a little better. What a fighter ...her strength (and yours) are amazing and truly inspiring. We shall continue to pray for her continued improvement and healing.

XOXO

Austin Towers said...

We just wanted to come and say how sorry we are about the loss of Bailey. She obviously had a big heart and will leave a big hole in your lives. Am sending the POTP for your daughter, Shelly, and pray she recovers quickly and well, hugs Caro and Austin xox

Old Kitty said...

Big healing hugs and positive prayers for your brave and amazing daughter Shelly!

Awww we are truly sorry to read about angel Bailey. Purrs and gentle hugs, take care
x

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are so sorry to learn about beautiful Bailey, although it looks like she was greeted by many at The Bridge.
Keeping Shelly and your family in our prayers.
Purrs..
~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

Random Felines said...

we are so sorry about Bailey.... we hope that those happy memories reflecting in your wonderful pictures help you heal some. we never have enough time with them.

we are sending purrs to all of you and especially Shelly.....

Timmy Tomcat said...

We are sending purrs and prayers of support at this very difficult time.
We have joy that Shelly has been better and sadness on Bailey going over the Rainbow Bridge. Dad lost his leg years ago to a careless driver and does pretty well so, although sad, it can be managed.
Timmy, Dad and Family

C.L.W.STEP said...

So sorry about little Bailey and your daughter Shelly. We hope she gets better real soon! We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Millie and Walter said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bailey. What a wonderful tribute you have here. We still have our paws crossed for Shelly and all of your family too.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Sorry for the loss of your sweet Bailey.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Bailey is your angel now and getting the POTP going at the Rainbow Bridge for Shelly. We are all keeping Shelly and her two little ones and husband and you Linda in our prayers.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Brian said...

We are so very sorry to hear about dear Bailey and we send love and hugs to you all. We really hate that news about Shelly and we will be sending purrs and prayers to her non-stop. We sure hope normal gets there quickly.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

We are SO very sorry about Beautiful Bailey... we have your family in our hearts during this difficult time.

Lovable Lily said...

Sweet Bailey is now on her next Journey where she is free of pain. A big hole has been left in our hearts bcuz she was our furend. We will remember her always with love.

We are thrilled with the encouraging news about Shelly. She is strong! We continue to pray and send her good thoughts across the miles.

We are always here for you.

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

Dory and the Mama said...

We are also so sorry about Bailey..what a sweetie.

We are keeping you r family in our prayers, and sending strong POTP that Shelly gets stronger every minute.

Hugs,
Beth, Dory and the Boyz

NanaNor's said...

Sometimes when it rains it pours-and you all seem to be having those types of days. So sorry about your loss of Bailey-she would say thank you for all your love. Praying for Shelly right now. The love in Blogville is amazing and I hope will bring you many smiles-just knowing others are sending their love to you all.
Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

Just Me Pooh said...

The prayers have not and will not stop for your dear Shelly. We are so sorry sweet Bailey ran to The Bridge, what a cutie and sweetheart. Leaving tons of warm, gentle hugs sweet Linda for you, the family and the sweet pack. Love to you all, Maggie Pooh, Chancy, Baby Boy and Popsy

CatInTheFridge said...

We're really sorry for the loss of your dear friend Bailey and are sending purrs for Shelly. - Alana and Crepes.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

With all you have going on, and with the loss of your adorable Bailey, it was so nice of you to visit my blog and leave a sweet message about Tommie.
I hope Shelly is comfortable and recovering fast.
Bailey looked like quite a character. I hope he and Tommie are frolicking together.
xxoo
Maggie

Caren Gittleman said...

We are so deeply, deeply sorry.....we send our love and sympathy and prayers for Shelly. Caren, Cody and Dakota

Murphy said...

We are so sorry you lost Bailey. It is always hard but harder when you are also dealing with all the trouble Shelly is having. We pray she can recover and do well.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Godspeed to you Bailey; you are and always will be a beautiful girl. May God grant your mom and dad peace in their hearts knowing you are in heaven, and may He also watch over and keep safe Shelly. With prayers and love; boomer, dai$y, tuna, dude, sauce & laura ♥♥♥♥♥

JC said...

Oh my, I can't even imagine what's going on over at your place.

My heart goes out to you.

XO,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

rottrover said...

Sending love, hugs and more POTP...

From all of us rottrovers

stellaroselong said...

We did not know about Bailey going to the bridge. Thank you for sharing all the pictures with us, we could sure tell she has had a wonderful life.
We are continually praying for your daughter and that she gets better each day that passes, we also send our prayers to you, cos we know without you close by her side, it would be much harder for you.
Hugs and prayers stella rose and momma

Jans Funny Farm said...

We were so sad to read about Bailey on the POTP blog and now here. Each one has a special place in our heart. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

We continue to be hopeful for Shelly and pray for all of you.

Jans Funny Farm said...

We were so sad to read about Bailey on the POTP blog and now here. Each one has a special place in our heart. A warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

We continue to be hopeful for Shelly and pray for all of you.

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so sorry to hear about Bailey. What a pretty little girl she was.
We continue to send tons of AireZen and positive thoughts Shelly's way.

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are all so very sorry to hear about Bailey. She was a wonderful pup, wasn't she? Our hearts go out to you for having to face her passing with all that is going on in your lives right now. Soft woos and gentle hugs from each of us. We will continue to pray for Shelly to continue to improve. POTP is powerful.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Sue said...

We are so sorry for all the sadness. We are thinking of you ans=d sending healing happy thoughts your way.
Love from all of us.
The Portie Pack

Sketching with Dogs said...

So sorry to hear about Bailey.
We are happy there has been an improvement with your daughter, you must be so worried about her.
Sending hugs.
Dip and Elliot x

Madi and Mom said...

DEAR SWEET BAILEY...WHAT A FULL LIFE YOU HAD...AND SO MANY ADVENTURES AND YOU WERE QUEEN OF YOUR DOMAIN FOR SURE!! RUN FREE, SWIM LOTS AND CHASE BALLS.
MOM AND I ARE CONTINUING TO KEEP SHELLY AND YOU ALL IN OUR PRAYERS....THANK YOU FOR THIS UPDATE.
LOTS OF HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF AND MOM

Idaho PugRanch said...

We were so sorry to hear about Bailey, we know she had a wonderful life.
We will continue to keep Shelly and your family in our prayers as she fights to get better.
love
Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

Cinnamon said...

May Bailey run free and be happy at the Rainbow Bridge.
We have all Paws crossed for Shelly and your entire family.
Xo Linda and Cinnamon

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I am so sorry to read about Bailey. What a beautiful and precious girl she was and what a wonderful life she had. I've no doubt she's been met by the most special ones just like her at the Bridge.

We are sending prayers for peace and comfort and healing for Shelly...

KB Bear said...

Loads of love and hugs coming your way. It is obvious what an amazing life you gave sweet Bailey. I am so sorry you had to let her go, and I send you my deepest sympathy. I know that she is watching over you from above.

The weight on your shoulders must be almost unbearable. I am continuing to send the strongest POTP for Shelly. I cannot imagine how you have survived all of this at once. I hope that Shelly keeps getting stronger so she can do what's needed to return to her normal life. Lots of love to all of you.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sending the POTP, healing purrs and good vibes to Shelly. We are so sorry Bailey is no longer with you comforting purrs and paws of sympathy to heal your hearts.

Tootsie said...

We are keeping you and yours very much in our heart and prayers. Sending you so much POTP and much more. Love love love love.

Such a beautiful post for dear Bailey.

And thank you so much for the update on Shelly. We've been so worried.

Blessings to you, always.

Love,
Tootsie & Reneee

Jeanne Pursell said...

We are sending lots and lots of POTP for Shelly and we are so sorry to hear about Bailey. What a fun little girl she was. Godspeed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. Hugs, Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry that Bailey had to go to the Bridge. Sending purrs, prayers and hugs to you all as you mourn the loss of your special girl. And also for all that is going on with Shelly. <3

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Bailey left for the Rainbow Bridge. The kitties and I are sending extra purrayers for Shelly.

Chef Sasha said...

I am so sorry that it was time for Bailey to cross the bridge. I know she is running free now with all our pals that went before her.


Loveys Sasha

My heart and my prayers go out to you. I am praying for Shelly and for all of you. I know what you are going through and how hard it is. God bless you all and try to keep rested as hard as that is. Shelly will come through this and I will pray very hard that there will be some relief for her and all of you very soon. I know how hard it is to comment in the hospital. I could never do it either, but I used to love to check the blogs to distract me and make me smile. No one expects you to comment, just take care.


Anne

John Bellen said...

What terrible things are happening. Bailey was obviously loved and cared for to live so long in health and happiness. One wonders how the heart goes on, with so many pieces gone. Godspeed, Bailey.

And my best wishes are for Shelly. May she make a full recovery from whatever horrible affliction if hurting her. God bless all there.

LBJ said...

I am so very sorry for this loss on top of your Shelly's grave illness. We will continue to keep you in our prayers. Shelly has a little furry angel watching over her right now, loving her as much as ever.

Abby the Lab's Mom and Dad Lin and Ezekiel

haopee said...

Our hearts and paws go to you. Bailey is running across the rainbow bridge with friends and unlimited sausages.

We hope the evil illness will go away, too. Hoping for Shelly's speedy recovery. More POTPs your away.

Taffy said...

I'm sorry it has taken me a bit to stop by. I am so sorry for the loss of Bailey. I'm sure Twix is showing Bailey the way around at the bridge.
We will be keeping Shelly in our prayers and sending lots and lots of doxie healing sun rayz to her. Mom is also sending a great big hug to you all!

Sweet William The Scot said...

Just little old me stopping by to let you know we are thinking about you and Shelly today on St. Patrick's Day and wishing that old leprechaun could give you a pot of good health.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

All our love and strength and healing energies for your daughter and all of you who are struggling with so many challenges right now. We believe the power of love is awesome medicine. Sweet Bailey will live forever in the hearts of every creature who shared her story. May warm memories of lives entwined in complete love and devotion ease the pain of her transition. We hve askd our heavenly WDA to take special care of your girl.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy mates. Sorry we are late but we send love and sympathy on Bailey passing to the Rainbow Bridge. She looked like a real little character. Also we have paws crossed for Shelly. We hope there has been some improvement. Thinking of you all from here in Oz. No worries and love, Stella and Rory

Jans Funny Farm said...

You have so much on your own plate that we are very grateful you thought of us when we lost Cameron. It is so hard to lose one of our furry family, as you know too well. Sending another hug.

speedyrabbit said...

Still keeping you in our prayers and thoughts,through out this sad time,xx Speedy and Rachel

Sweet William The Scot said...

Shelly and your family are in our prayers, much love coming your way.
Sweet William The Scot

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh my goodness...I've been away for a bit from visiting in Blogville...please know we will be keeping Shelly in our prayers and thoughts, and our sincere condolences on Bailey. Sending hugs to you.