July 14th, 2008...we got the call from the breeder that Sheba had delivered her pups! We were
so excited and I remember telling Bayley that he'd soon be a big brother. Our hope that a playful puppy might spark a youthful fire in him was shattered a mere 6 days later. Bayley passed away on July 20, 2008, Maryn was conceived 2 weeks later and the pregnancy test revealed a "+" early morning on August 23rd, the same morning that we headed to North Carolina to meet our new pup. Bayley knew that it would take TWO to replace him:)
Meet Bode's 'birth' parents:
Happy Second Birthday to our quirky, flaky, loony, wacky, surprisingly intelligent pup, Bode Bay! We love you boy and think you've done a spectacular job filling some really big shoes!
He's already torn a hole in his new toy that Nanny had to sew it closed!
Bayley Boy...3 hours before he passed away and he was still smiling! It was infectious!
He fought to the end...we laid on the kitchen floor for three hours before I mustered up the courage to call the vet on her day off. Dr. Taylor was amazing, she met us at the clinic and spent several hours patiently waiting for me to stop saying "no no, look, he's fine...please, no, he's fine":(
And so, this week we celebrate family. We celebrate love. We celebrate LIFE.
My brothersBayley's first day of chemotherapy