April 28, 2021
My Dearest Bailey, God had a plan for us on June 10, 2017, when our paths crossed for the very first time at the Pet Adopt-A-Thon. You and Baxter had hit a rough patch in life and were in need of a home full of cuddles and love. Unbeknownst to all, you had stolen our hearts as we watched you both being escorted to the visiting rooms to meet with another family. We waited our turn to meet you and immediately knew you belonged with us. Unfortunately, we completed the adoption paperwork and still had to leave you until they were able to process it, which was quite difficult for us. We came back the next morning and stood in line before the doors opened, hoping you would both be there and we could see how you were doing. Luck was on our side that morning as the rescue employees saw our desire to give you the very best, and they let us take you home despite having not processed our application yet. It is with deep sorrow that we’ve had to say goodbye to you again. I’m thankful we were able to hold you in our arms at home while you crossed the rainbow bridge, but my heart aches knowing your life wasn’t always as great as you deserved and that I wasn’t able to save you from cancer. Many were intimidated/scared by your size but had no idea how soft, loving, and gentle you were. I will miss our car rides/trips (even when you would find a small area on the bed in the hotel that we didn’t cover up before we left), you meeting us at the door when we get home (usually when you had shown a pillow who the boss was), you peeping your head around the kitchen corner when someone had been in the fridge, your pickiness with food (especially when you refused to eat specific brands of the same kind of food), us cuddling in the recliner that was barely big enough for the 2 of us, when you would sniff my face for what seemed like forever, and I will also miss seeing you enjoy life bathing in the sun. Thank you for your unconditional love and for accepting us as your family. We love you so very much - you will forever be in our hearts. ❤️ Your Dane Dads, Anthony & Nicholas