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Bailey Watson Sive

November 23, 2022

“How lucky I am to have to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” Oh how right Poo was. Bailey Watson Sive November 21, 2005–November 22, 2022

“She will tell you when she is ready.” This was sage advice we were told by many this last month. A true Watson Sive who had a major love of food, when she decided to stop eating and drinking we knew she was telling us it was time. Bailey flew to the heavens yesterday, just a day after her 17th birthday. “Daddy I just wanted one more birthday!” This last year as a host of health challenges came her way, I would pet her and say, “Don’t worry Bug, Grandpa & Grandma Watson will be waiting to take care of you.” My parents adored dogs. People can believe all sorts of things, but the thought of this brings me great comfort.

She took one last ferry crossing to the island last eve. In her Sherpa bag which she adored, on her Burberry blanket next to her Lamb Chop, her favorite ball and a Bonne Maman jar filled with her star treats. We buried her alongside our beloved kitty Georgia O’Keefe and Japanese robin Matisse. Under the trees right above the water. It was one of her very favorite spots in the world. Over the years little birds would come up to the glass French doors of the house and look in when we were there. I would say to her, “Princess Bailey, they are here to see you.” As the birds seemed to sing louder when she was in residence.

So many of you got to know her over the years as she came to the shops with me/us every day. In her honor, we will be accepting canned dog food which we will donate to local pet food banks through the end of the year.

I grew up with big dogs and TPS none at all. So raising Bailey was a new experience for both of us. I knew it would be special, but it ended up being a million times more meaningful than I thought it would. Words are not coming to me easily this morning. But the main message I want to convey is, that little 11 pound being was filled with an infinite amount of love and joy. Both will stay with us always, in her memory. Bailey, your daddy’s will miss you more than you could ever imagine. X, T2

This and That

November 22, 2022

This time of year the shops shelves are sagging with the weight of all the goodness filling them up. As are the walls which at times seems like there is not an inch to hang another piece of art. I love the fullness and variety of it all. So I thought a little ‘this and that’ post was in order. Variety always the key to a stellar shopping experience.

Bailey Turns 17 Today!

November 21, 2022

You all certainly know I think it is paramount that we celebrate each and every day. But milestones get extra special attention. Our beloved pooch Bailey turns 17 today! She has had a few health challenges in the last few months so we are savoring this day even more. Our elderly girl still has some puppy spirit in her. To watch her hip-pity hop after she has gone on a walk with TPS is quite something. She takes extra time enjoying her several times a day meals, which now usually means medicine of some sort is included in said meal. Long sleeps have become longer. But that feisty spirit so many of you have witnessed when visiting the shops over the years still present in our little now Grande Dame. Bailey still comes to work each day with us. Usually with me where she is shopkeeper extraordinaire, while Mister Sive is at his office a few blocks away and comes to take her for a walk at lunchtime. The amount of joy she brings to our lives immeasurable. If you are a pet person, you absolutely get it. The photo is a few years ago at Hawthorne with our niece Hannah, when we were celebrating her college graduation. Bailey worked the room of that party like always. Today we celebrate you Miss B. Happy BIRTHday!!!

A November Trio

November 18, 2022

Flower Friday about that moment in November when the flowers can have an Autumn as well as a Spring vibe waiting for Winter to arrive. The myrtle topiary adding year round appeal. All housed in vintage Wedgwood creamy white vessels to tie the whole thing together. Handrolled WK beeswax tapers and Henry Dean tealight holders illuminating the way. My, my, my this month is rolling by. Enjoy a lovely week-end. X, T2+B

Market Shop Holiday Open House

November 17, 2022

Please join us this Saturday the 19th for our Holiday Open House at our Pike Place Market shop at 86 Pine Street from 10 to 6. We are bursting at the seams with so many lovely gift items. Be it a bauble, original piece of artwork, vintage find, the list goes on and on. Mimosas and sparkling apple cider will be served. Complimentary gift wrap, always, on WK purchases. Plus a raffle for a Watson Kennedy Holiday Care Package. The Market is such a magical place year round, but in November & December it really is beyond. I so hope you can join us. Cheers!

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