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!
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
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
Mr Bailey's Irish Cream RN BN CGC
12/02/2002 - 6/21/2017
We are the PugRanch Kids
Hazel & Mabel
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)ReplyDelete
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!!ReplyDelete
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
All the good memories always help us to smile through the tears.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Hugs madi and mom
What a great story! So many memories!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful boy. <3ReplyDelete
Aw, so nice to learn all these things about your boy!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
What a wonderful post! We loved learning more about Mr. Bailey!ReplyDelete
He was a wonderful pup. He barked at tv like Lee does.ReplyDelete
Such lovely memories I am so very glad our seniors got to meet last year, and we have so many precious memories!ReplyDelete
What a lovely, memorable character! Sweet boy.ReplyDelete
So many wonderful memories that will live on forever♥ReplyDelete
What wonderful memories and what a great life you provided for him. They are are very lucky pups.ReplyDelete
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 DakotasDenReplyDelete
What a wonderful tribute to such a great pug. Mr. Bailey sure was special.ReplyDelete
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 usReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Woos - Lightning and Misty
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.ReplyDelete
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. ♥ReplyDelete
Pawsome moments. Pawsome pug.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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 xxReplyDelete
We love these memories. Thank you for taking the time to share these with us.ReplyDelete
Bailey was a "Star" and always will be.
Such fun memories of Bailey. He did have a good long life with you. Smiles and hugs.ReplyDelete
Such sweet memories of Bailey! He sure was a handsome fella. I have to admit I BOL at him peeing da bed ;)ReplyDelete
Matt (& Matilda)
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 muchReplyDelete
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
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.ReplyDelete