The Life of Bailey

20151122-081941.jpg Our pooch Bailey gets her own post this morning. Thought it was fitting as she turns 10 today. It has been a bit of an emotional few months with her–learning of the Mast tumor, all that involved, getting her healthy and on the road to recovery. So this is a very happy day, indeed. She is actually sleeping pressed right up against me as I write this, which is common most mornings when I am working on the post. The amount of love and affection she shows each day is just extraordinary. Animals can teach us so much. Amazing unconditional love. We feel it is an honor & privilege to care for her. She is our constant companion. So many of you have met the feisty girl at one of the shops or on our travels, which I just love. Thought I would share some photos from over the years. She is a miniature Schnauzer, hailing from Minnesota. Good Midwestern stock, just like her daddy. Insert big grin or eye-roll, I will leave that up to you… She was the runt of her litter, so we call her a mini, mini, weighing in at 11 pounds. She has hair not fur, which means she does not shed, but it does mean she has to get her hair cut several times a year. So in the photos you will see her hair in various lengths of shagginess. The below one of our all-time favorites, where she is sitting on TPS’s chest at WestWard and I was able to capture her head tilt, which is what she does when we ask her a question and she is thinking about the answer. The above a gift given to us yesterday by our friend, artist extraordinaire, Jeanne McKay Hartmann. Cheers and Happy BIRTHday to our Miss Bailey!

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  1. Delightful. Thanks for sharing

  2. Happy Birthday, Bailey! Jeanne McKay Hartmann has “captured” her perfectly.

  3. i’m in the big grin group.
    i just can’t get enough of adorable miss bailey. and i love her HAIR! lolol!
    not bad lookin’ dads either!

  4. I love your posts, but this is definitely my favorite, all time. 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday Miss Bailey! I recently discovered your “daddy’s” blog, and enjoy the lovely photos, design inspiration, and thoughtful quotations. Thank you for sharing the beautiful things that we can find all around us if we just slow down a minute to appreciate them.

  6. What a sweet heart…Happy Birthday to you, Miss Bailey!!!

    I have had the pleasure of living with 4 female Mini Schnauzers over the last 25 years. We adopted our first adorable salt n pepper Mini Schnauzer named Gretchen when she was 5 years old in 1990. I was devastated when she died from an undiagnosed Cushing’s disorder 18 months later. After sobbing for 10 days straight, another salt n pepper runt puppy (Gretta) healed my soul and was my guardian angel for the next too short 11 1/2 years. Two years after we brought Gretta home, we decided to add a black runt mini schnauzer puppy for my son. We named her Miss Molly. She was a sweet presence for 15 years. Each doggie made our lives better and I would not feel whole without a loving fur baby.

    After my father, who was from the great state of Texas passed away in 2005, I was looking for something to love. It came to me in a very petite package! I found a mini mini mini black schnauzer puppy that was born on Father’s Day in Texas and I flew her to California to live with us! I named her Sophie Belle and she is teacup size at only 5lbs! People who see her thinks she is a puppy due to her size but she is now 8 years old. We adore her.

    I am so happy to hear that Miss Bailey’s health is on the mend. Such good news. I met Miss Bailey at one of your stores in Seattle in August 2014…the star of the shop!
    Enjoy every day together…a heartbeat at your feet.

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