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Happy gotcha day Bailey !!!

Frenchy
August 1st, 2009, 08:53 AM
6 years ago , after finally getting my own house , after months at looking at petfinder and pounds listings , I finally saw one for a stray red golden (was looking for an Irish Setter so red golden was close enough :laughing:) there was no picture of him as he had just been found the night before. As soon as I finished work , I called the pound lady to keep Bailey for me until I would get there , it was about 2-3 hours drive. I fell in love on the spot. :lovestruck: pound lady told me he was probably a "country dumping" , we don't know how long Bailey was on his own but , when he finally found a house, he took refuge on their patio and wouldn't leave.

Bailey was the perfect first dog ! He was 5-6 years old back then , he was afraid of loud noises , loud voices , not sure if he was abused or just not socialised. But he's a totally different dog today :cloud9:

Bailey opened the door for so many dogs .... adoptees & fosters , I couldn't have done it without him being so nice and patient with all of them !

So that would make him 11-12 years old today , he is going blind (vet said he can only see shadows now) and going deaf , but since these conditions started gradually , it doesn't bother him and to me , he's still the same dog I adopted 6 years ago :shrug: I just don't see any differences in him :o

I still have to buy the ice cream for the ice cream cone pawty this afternoon :laughing:

Happy gotcha day Bailey , you are just THE best dog ever , I am soooo lucky to have found you :cloud9:

diandpat
August 1st, 2009, 09:29 AM
Aw Frenchy, what a beautiful story!!! :lovestruck::lovestruck::lovestruck: I love Bailey and share your love of olden goldens. Do you find since his eyesight/hearing have begun to fail that he is more cuddly? Ginger sure is.

They teach us so much these beautiful souls...I am sure that Bailey thanks YOU everyday of his life for giving him such a paradise to grow old in.:cloud9:

Bless you both :thumbs up

edwina
August 1st, 2009, 09:37 AM
He is adorable :cloud9:

I just have to ask, because i have never heard of it before i got on this forum, but what is gotcha day :shrug:

diandpat
August 1st, 2009, 09:51 AM
LOL..."gotcha day" is the day people who adopt dogs or cats (rather from a litter with a known birthdate") "GOT" the dog or cat. It's what we celebrate instead of a birthday. You'll hear it a lot here as many members have adopted!!! Any reason to party and give ice cream to the furbabies!!!:party::party::party:

Frenchy
August 1st, 2009, 10:11 AM
LOL..."gotcha day" is the day people who adopt dogs or cats (rather from a litter with a known birthdate") "GOT" the dog or cat. It's what we celebrate instead of a birthday.

Ditto Dianpat. :thumbs up

rainbow
August 1st, 2009, 10:29 AM
Happy Gotcha Day Bailey !!!

What a wonderful day when you and your mom found each other :thumbs up .......you have continued to enrich each others lives since then. :cloud9:

Frenchy
August 1st, 2009, 10:41 AM
Do you find since his eyesight/hearing have begun to fail that he is more cuddly? Ginger sure is.



Not really , he's still the same love bug , that is why , even if I knew the blindness was coming (vet told me a while ago) only in his last appointement back in January that vet told me how far it was. I saw some signs , but didn't think it was that bad. Now with treats , I have to hold them right in front of his mouth or else he's wondering where the heck they are :p

and when he's outside , he won't see me when I come out , if I call him , he looks at my direction but never straight at me. He has less problem when I'm standing in the middle of the yard. But , it's not bothering him so I don't let it bother me. He is healthy and that's all I ask for.

Rottielover
August 1st, 2009, 11:25 AM
Wow Bailey you still look handsome as ever, Happy gotcha day Bailey.
Pssssssst do not forget to ask for extra loving :)

CearaQC
August 1st, 2009, 11:47 AM
Happy Gotcha Day Bailey!

Yay for ice cream. Hope you have a super day.

edwina
August 1st, 2009, 01:32 PM
LOL..."gotcha day" is the day people who adopt dogs or cats (rather from a litter with a known birthdate") "GOT" the dog or cat. It's what we celebrate instead of a birthday. You'll hear it a lot here as many members have adopted!!! Any reason to party and give ice cream to the furbabies!!!:party::party::party:

Thanks. :thumbs up I never called it that, now i have a name for it :D

luckypenny
August 1st, 2009, 03:45 PM
Happy Gotcha Day Sweet, Sweet Bailey!!!

Frenchy, Bailey is just as lucky that you found him too :2huggers:. Give him extra smoochies from me please :cloud9:.

chico2
August 1st, 2009, 03:54 PM
Awww Frenchy,I just love his face,it must be really difficult though,knowing he's going blind and deaf:sad:but he was very lucky the day you found each other.HAPPY GOTCHA DAY BAILEY!

14+kitties
August 1st, 2009, 04:12 PM
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY GOTCHA' DAY BAILEY!!!!!!!!!!

I know Mom is as lucky to have found you as you were to have found her. It was a match made in heaven. :cloud9::grouphug:

Love4himies
August 1st, 2009, 05:43 PM
SUPER HAPPY GOTCHA DAY, BAILEY!!!!!!!!!! :lovestruck: :cloud9:

Mmmmmmm gotta love that ice cream.

Bailey_
August 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
Bailey, I LOVELOVELOVELOVE your name!! Happy Gotchya Day!!! :lovestruck:

ancientgirl
August 1st, 2009, 06:08 PM
happy gotcha day bailey!!!!!

Frenchy
August 1st, 2009, 07:34 PM
Bailey says thanks to everybody for the birthday wishes :crazy: I will try to take a picture tomorrow as I gave him a cute puppy cut this morning :lovestruck:


Mmmmmmm gotta love that ice cream.

shuuutttttt , don't tell them but , as I was making the ice cream cones , I realised I bought the wrong kind ..... I bought something healthy :cry: I bought frozen yogourt instead of ice cream , by mistake :wall:

I even bought that chocolate syrop so I can eat the ice cream left overs :yell: it's against my religion to eat frozen yogourt :cool: no way :yuck:

friends are coming over next week end , I'll pass it on to them :evil:

:mwaha:

Frenchy
August 1st, 2009, 07:38 PM
it must be really difficult though,knowing he's going blind and deaf:sad:

awww Chico2 , not really. I'm counting my blessings , I lost Daisy and Sam to cancer, and very probably the same with Chloe. They were about same age as Bailey. So if the blindness and deafness are the only things we have to deal with , I'm pretty happy with that :)

hazelrunpack
August 1st, 2009, 07:53 PM
happy Gotchya Day, handsome Bailey!!!! :flirt:

hazel loves frozen yogurt! :cloud9: You should try it again, Frenchy. Chocolate syrup makes it even lusciouser... :laughing: hazel just coined a new word! :p

Frenchy
August 1st, 2009, 07:56 PM
hazel loves frozen yogurt! :cloud9: You should try it again, Frenchy.

no no no :frustrated: yogourt is NOT a part of a good , balanced desert , what's next ? Fruits ? :yuck:

:laughing:

Tundra_Queen
August 1st, 2009, 08:32 PM
HAPPY GOTCHA DAY BAILEY!!

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Hope u had a huge bowl of ice cream!!

Debbie

Winston
August 2nd, 2009, 12:28 AM
Happy Gotcha Day Beautiful Bailey! :thumbs up

Frenchy you are truly blessed! Having Bailey be so accepting of all the doggies you bring home!

growler~GateKeeper
August 2nd, 2009, 06:06 PM
Happy belated Gotcha Day Bailey!!

Tell mum to hurry up with that ice cream! :dog: