Bailey’s back!

Many years ago in a house not too far from here… We were the owners of a fantastic Golden Retriever named Bailey. He was the first Bodger baby to join Willie and Stephanie’s home. Within a year, Ashley came along and there was fur pulling and spitting up on him and all kinds of fun. A couple years later, Jordan joined the family. The Bodger family in 1998: Willie & Stephanie, a daughter, a son, and a dog. It added up perfectly up until Jordan reached 6 months and his development went from on-target to far off it. His declining health and increased care needs resulted in lots of work for Stephanie and the wonderful dog ended up getting the boot. Thankfully, he didn’t get booted far.

Family members were able to take the amazing Bailey and have been his caring owners for the last 11 years. Sunshine, Shannon & Oskar have dog sat for our new dog, Benny, multiple times over the past 4 years but we have never gotten Bailey back onto our turf… at least not until Aug. 8th, 2009. Bekah was at a sleep over while Ashley and Jordan got a reunion with their 15 year-old Golden Retriever when he came for an overnight dog sitting.

Despite being deaf and having vestibular issues, he is still the sweetest dog I’ve come across.

Unable to climb the stairs and too big to be carried, Jordan and Ashley brought their pillows downstairs and had a sleepover in the living room with Bailey. I saw tears in Ashley’s eyes as she got ready for bed…

Jordan's ready for his downstairs sleepover with Bailey

Jordan's ready for his downstairs sleepover with Bailey

Jordan and Bailey

Jordan and Bailey

Ashley and Bailey - she has such a tender spot in her heart for him

Ashley and Bailey - she has such a tender spot in her heart for him

Since Bailey ended up sleeping by Ashley, Jordan got Benny on his 'bed'.

Since Bailey ended up sleeping by Ashley, Jordan got Benny on his 'bed'.

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