Friday, January 16, 2009

George and Bailey

I made a little stack of pictures of our dogs last night. Seth thought it was kind of sad to do that but the boys had a lot of fun looking through the photos.

This picture is the one and only time that I had a "professional" picture of the dogs taken. A little craft store that I visited had a "booth" for holiday photos of your pets. If I remember right, the photographer was holding a treat and that is what had their attention. I believe the photo was taken in 1996 (or something close to that).

Several people have asked about how the boys are handling Bailey's death. They are fine. I know the boys miss the dogs, or they will, but they aren't grieving in a sad way. We have been talking about Bailey a lot since he died on Wednesday. They loved looking through the pictures and talking about George and Bailey. They have had a lot to say but they haven't been sad.

Perhaps the best way to explain what I mean by them not grieving in a sad way is this comment from David:

"Momma, I've been thinking...Why did Bailey stick his leg out when he peed?"

I didn't expect that. Laughter is the best medicine, right?


Pam said...

Such a sweet photo.

I love David's comment. Kids are so sweet and always good for a chuckle. I'm sure it came at the perfect time. Hope you're having a good day so far.

aj said...

Thank you for posting the photo. I miss those sweet puppies and I haven't seen them in a long time! I hope it is slowly getting easier, my friend.

McCrakensx4 said...

What a cute pic; sorry to hear about your dog. It is so hard to lose a pet. we don't have one, but we did when I was growing up and when our dog died it was hard on the whole family. Hoping that everyone is taking it ok.

Carrie said...

Pets are apart of our family and we grieve when they are gone. Treasure your blessed and happy memories!