Monday, July 3, 2017

Mr Bailey's Irish Cream

We are back with more memories of our boy

Mr. Bailey was not the typical pug
He was tall for a pug and long in the body

But he had the pug deep chest 

and he was such a handsome boy

Even after his black face started to turn gray 
he was still just as handsome

He loved to watch TV

When he could still get up on the couch 
he would fluff the pillows to get the pawfect chin rest

sometimes Dad's head worked just as well!

His favorite shows had lots of action
 and anything with dogs or other animals 
would get him barking

But sports bored him and he let you know it!

Bailey was not much for playing with toys
 but he had one toy that was his absolute favorite.
We called it his "purple man".  
He just liked to have it with him 
and would lick it and cuddle it.
When it got so worn we bought him another that was exactly like it - but it was not the same to him

When Rally Obedience became a new dog sport in 2005
Bailey was one of the first in our training club to earn the Rally Novice Title

But he really did not enjoy going to the trials 
and I started concentrating on training with Hazel

Five years later AKC added the Beginner Novice class. It is all on leash work except for the recall so I thought it would be a great chance to get him back in the ring

We entered three trials in August 2010
The first day he did well but laid down on the sit stay - NQ
The second day he was awesome 
earning 198.5 points out of 200 and first place
The third day another first place score!

We had to wait till June of 2011 
to get that third qualify to earn the title
We entered 2 days and two more first place scores!

When Bailey joined the family we had 3 older pugs 
and Hazel made it five.
Over time 5 became 4 and then 4 became 3 for a while

When Char Shu left for the Rainbow Bridge at the age of 17
we were content with 2 - Bailey & Hazel - for 2 1/2 years

And then came Greta

what am I supposed to do with this little thing???

One of my favorite pictures of the two of them

I wasn't ever sure if Bailey really liked Greta.
He would get grouchy with her if she invaded his space 
and she learned to avoid him on the bed. 
But when Greta died so unexpectedly, 
Bailey got very depressed. 
He must have loved her after all. 

Bailey always loved a good walk

He loved being outdoors

The first time we took him camping 
he was just a young pup.
We walked him and walked him 
but could not get him to pee
We finally decided to go to bed and he promptly jumped up
and peed in the middle of the bed!

But over time he became a seasoned camper

He was not a big fan of dressing up but would tolerate it. 

With Hazel on Halloween

A Christmas bow tie

Wearing his PugSnuggly coat which for some reason
 he refused to go potty when he had it on

I embarrased him with pajamas one year

But he looked so handsome in his suit

Another  "really Mom?" moment

 The last few years it got harder for Bailey 
to go very far on walks

We got a great deal on this bike trailer/stroller at Costco
and both he and Hazel enjoyed going for a ride

  We have plenty of dog beds around the house
but if one of the girls were in a bed that he wanted 
he would move on in and expect them to move

Giving Angel Greta the "move it" look

If they did not move he would just force himself in! 
Poor Hazel!

It always made me smile when I did catch him 
sharing a bed with one of the girls

When Mabel joined the family
she seemed to sense right away 
that Bailey would not play with her like Hazel does

She accepted that
 and was content to just be gentle with him

She could often be seen joining him on the deck 
for some sun

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 Last summer, 
Bailey was so lucky to meet his sweetheart Dory in the furs
Now they are together forever.

Thank you for walking down memory lane with us 
in remembrance of a life well lived

 forever loved

Mr Bailey's Irish Cream RN BN CGC
12/02/2002 - 6/21/2017

We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel


  1. Bailey you were THE pug... the soulmate, friend and companion a lot of peeps would love to have on their site... the mama grinned as she read rhe part about no sports in tv ... seems you would be her pawfect partner for watching miss fisher or dci barnaby ;o))) I have to learn to be a soulmate and companion... I still have too much ants in my pants ;o)

  2. Crikey Mr. Bailey ..... what a life you had, aye?? You sure were one very good looking pug and what love you shared .... You will always be missed!!

  3. Hari OM
    OMD, this made me so happy and joyful... and tearful... all at the same time! What a handsome and hearty boy!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. All the good memories always help us to smile through the tears.

  5. Dear Linda you are for sure the Pug Whisperer all your Pugs have been so talented in the competition. Each of them in their own way accepting of each other. Mr. Bailey was the purrfect gentleman with each new sister. I used to think his legs seemed longer now I know they were. I did so love the photos with Angels Greta and Dory. I can see them all romping and loving pain free OTRB.

    Hugs madi and mom

  6. What a great story! So many memories!

  7. Aw, so nice to learn all these things about your boy!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. What a wonderful post! We loved learning more about Mr. Bailey!

  9. He was a wonderful pup. He barked at tv like Lee does.

  10. Such lovely memories I am so very glad our seniors got to meet last year, and we have so many precious memories!

  11. What a lovely, memorable character! Sweet boy.

  12. So many wonderful memories that will live on forever♥

  13. What wonderful memories and what a great life you provided for him. They are are very lucky pups.

  14. thank you sooooooooo much for sharing this. We weren't lucky like the others to know Mr.Bailey for a long time so this was extra special to us. What a wonderful life he had and he sure was a character. He marched to his own drummer and I love that. Sending you (((hugs))) of comfort DakotasDen

  15. What a wonderful tribute to such a great pug. Mr. Bailey sure was special.

  16. OMD, that was so amazing! I just loved learning all abouts Mr. Bailey and all his talent! I just loves the couch pics! BOL! Lots of lovely memories and smiles and laughs ~ thank you for sharing with all of us
    Ruby ♥

  17. What a beautiful post!!! We saw lots of pics of days gone by that we remember, especially those pajamas:) He was quite the accomplished pup too with all his awards. We know how much you miss him, but oh so many beautiful memories. We were once two, then three, then four, then three again, and now back to two:( But our angels and your angels have left us with much to smile about.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  18. Everyone of those pictures put a smile on our faces. He was a very handsome and regal dog. I hope these pictures bring you joy too.

  19. I have mentioned this before but I promise that it is true...Mr. bailey has a very special place in my heart. I fell in love with him when I first discovered the Idaho Pug Ranch. He had the most lovable face. I wish that I'd met him in the fur. ♥

  20. Thank you for sharing such sweet photographic memories of your boy. Looks like he experienced a well lived life. Rest easy, Bailey. You may be gone, but certainly not fur-gotten.

  21. What a touching look back over so many happy (and funny ) years with such a wonderful pug. Mr Bailey sounds such a character:-) Thank you for sharing those special memories. Nose licks and love from Moth xx

  22. We love these memories. Thank you for taking the time to share these with us.
    Bailey was a "Star" and always will be.

  23. Such fun memories of Bailey. He did have a good long life with you. Smiles and hugs.

  24. Such sweet memories of Bailey! He sure was a handsome fella. I have to admit I BOL at him peeing da bed ;)

    Matt (& Matilda)

  25. I missed this post while I was away butt I am so glad to have read it now. Mr Bailey was such a gentleman pup, someone a scatty pup like me could look up to. Thank you for sharing your lovely happy memories of him, he was a very special pup and I will miss him very much
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  26. Thank you so much for sharing these memories of Bailey. It was so nice to find out more about him. What a wonderful fella. He will be missed. :( He certainly knew how to get comfortable on the couch! Sending some hugs and pug love your way.