November 1, 2016 will be a day that we’ll always remember. It was the day our dog, Bailey, told us it was her time. She was just two months away from turning 16.

Bailey was a loving, kind-hearted, beautiful Vizsla-German Shorthair mix and she was loved by all who met her. When she was born into my brother-in-law’s extended family, we had first pick of the litter, or should I say, she picked us. She enjoyed a wonderful, adventurous and spoiled life. As our companion she went everywhere with us, exploring new areas, boating, hiking, visiting, she did everything with us. She wasn’t a dog, she was our 4-legged child. icecreamtoy

Two years earlier, we were told by three different vets she had a brain tumor. As much as we wanted to ignore the diagnosis, we were determined to fight for her life. We changed her diet drastically and saw a new life appear in her. We knew her days would be short and quietly, deep inside, we began the hard task of “preparing” ourselves for that day, still enjoying the moments we had left with her.

During those later days, I came across an article written by a vet tech, which shared 5 things to do before you euthanize your pet. I tucked the article away in a safe place in case I might need it later. Her tips helped us through a difficult time and I wanted to share it with you in hopes that if the day every comes for you and your furry loved one, you’ll be better prepared and able to celebrate your precious pet as we did with ours.

Thank you Bailey for allowing us to share in your life, you will always be in our heart, mom and dad love you!

Read Kelsey Beth Carpenter’s tips here: https://goo.gl/n32WDR

In Loving Memory – Bailey 2001 – 2016

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