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CKMP
MJ,
Just thinking of you and Bailey on today the 10th...For sure always within your heart and never far from your voice...

A wonderful present for Charlie - see Bailey is definitely teaching him the ropes - of course a pink pig had to be had for Charlie!  Perhaps even when no one is looking too carefully there is a bit of a tug-of-war with that pig now as Bailey reminds Charlie who is the most "lion-hearted"!
Take care MJ - hugs for you...pets for Charlie and Bailey too!
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MyBella
Hi MJ,

How sweet is the pink pig that Bailey got for his little brother, I bet Bailey is right there showing and guiding Charlie on how to play with it, how wonderful is that.

Hope you are finding some warmth from the cold weather, quite the winter for you and the others back there. I'll send some sunshine as soon as I can, (it is raining today, so you may have to wait until the weekend).
Thank you for sharing the gift from Bailey to his little bro, Charlie. I bet it warmed your heart to see Charlie so happy with his new toy, so beautiful.

Sending my biggest wishes for the pure light and love of your Lion-Hearted Bailey to always warm your wonderful and loving heart.

Your Friend Always, Don
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Bailey15
Hi Don,
It really was wonderful to see how much Charlie loved his pink pig - and also to think how much Bailey must have enjoyed watching that! I really can't thank you enough for that idea! It allowed us to just relax and feel happy watching Charlie opening his gifts - without feeling that twinge of guilt because Bailey could no longer enjoy it. He was right here in the center of it all!! 🎁
The weather was actually mild today so you must be working your magic from the west coast!! We'll take it!! Hugs to you and Vera - and your beautiful little girl: Bella! 🤗
Your friend always, MJ


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jimmy17
Hi MJ,  thank you so very much for your lovely post on Jim`s thread re Betty.   Its been so sad - and shocking as it happened so quickly, and I think my sis-in-law was in a state of shock the first few days, and is only now starting to come to terms with it.   Of course, it did bring back many memories of when we lost Jim - its that realisation that all those happy times spent with our little one`s are now confined to the past, but we do have all those wonderful memories to treasure...   

 Thank Charlie for his lovely hug - and I`m sending him another one right now!!! 

                                                                                         Hugs to you MJ,   

                                                                                          Jackie. xx
J Taylor
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MyBella
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Happy 18th Birthday Bailey !!!!
Hope you have a fun day running, playing and eating lots of cake with all your friends.

Image result for happy birthday bailey cake    Image result for happy 18th birthday balloons I even made you a special lion cake just for you, be sure to share with little girl and get your birthday kisses from her as well.

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Be sure to visit your wonderful, loving Mom and let her know you are always close by. Enjoy your day sweet boy.

Hi MJ, sending my warmest wishes for your heart to feel the warmth of your handsome Lion Hearted Bailey's soft gentle paws and loving spirit on his special day, may you always feel and know the love that your sweet boy continues to surround you with.

Cheers to Bailey on his 18th birthday !!!

Your Friend Always, Don
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Molly_Beagle_Mom_4ever
Happy 18th Birthday to Bailey!! I’m sure he had the most fun filled day with all of his friends and lots of cake and treats. Don and Bella are always so thoughtful in making sure all of our babies are honored on their special day. I hope Bailey had some time to visit and share his special day with you too. Big hugs from me and Molly.

Dawn
Love you infinitely our little Molly. Forever and ever XOXO
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normsmom
Don finds the best images. 😉 It's also wonderful to see a photo of your sweet boy. Happy (belated) 18th birthday, special boy. I hope you enjoyed your special day with all your friends. Thinking of you, MJ! 
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jimmy17
Happy 18th Birthday Bailey!  What a special post from Don - and a wonderful photo of Bailey in the snow.   I am sure he had such a happy day over the Bridge with all of his little friends, and I know you will have been thinking back to all the beautiful memories you have of him.  Big hugs from your English sis!

                                                                                                Jackie. xx
J Taylor
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Bailey15
Happy, happy 18th birthday sweet Bailey!! 🎉 🎉  I hope you had a wonderful celebration over the bridge with your friends!  Oh, Bails we had so many fun times celebrating your birthday over the years!  You loved your little cakes and presents so much and you were always so excited to celebrate!  I know you must have really enjoyed the special lion cake that Bella's dad made for you!! 
We toasted to your 18th birthday yesterday with some friends who also loved you. 
Charlie sends his love and best wishes and also says to thank you for the Christmas present!
I am posting these pictures of you from one of our last walks together.  You weren't feeling well, but you never let it slow you down!  You were still enjoying sniffing and checking out everything in sight.  I remember that walk as if it was yesterday!

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Have lots of fun over the bridge Bailey!!  Run like the wind - just as you did when you were younger.  Remember that daddy and I love you so very, very much - now and forever!! ❤️ xoxoxo
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Sampson
Happy 18th Birthday to Bailey!
MJ, I remember reading about Bailey when I first came on this forum and it was such an inspiring story. My Sampson was a rescue dog so I was really interested in Bailey and then Charlie. I wonder if Charlie realizes how lucky he is but he sure deserves to have a good life now. I'd like to have another rescue dog at some point in time. I'm sure Bailey's birthday has reminded you and your husband of all the happy times you spent together. I hope his birthday brought you peace and a lot of happy memories!
Sam
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LUCYLULU
Oh MJ~

I love reading about Bailey's 18th birthday...and seeing the pictures of your handsome little (lion) man! But I'm sad too. Though Don creates the most amazing 'greetings'-- words & images that inspire, soothe, & even can crack me up. He understands too well how anniversaries can take us back to the times when we had our babies next to us. We know that each birthday, anniversary & special date can be times of hurting heart & quiet reflection. But your message to Bailey is a reminder of what an amazing life you shared. And you were able to celebrate this with everyone who loved Bailey too! He was right there with all of you-- loving it & loving you!

Plus Bailey is watching over Charlie too...especially those times that may not happen often but when they do...they can really amaze. It's that dimension that I firmly believe our babies can 'see' or 'sense' that we just can't-- though we may 'feel' it. It happened to me toward the end of Lucy's time. I captured it on film. Felt she was 'communicating' with Sam Dog. (or someone?)  No other explanation. So when I see photos of Bailey, I think, 'Yep, he's was with you as you celebrated his 18th Bday just as he is with you always. He is also watching over Charlie.  

Thank you for being there for so many of us. I wish Bailey a belated "HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!"  And sending wishes that he is having fun with all of his forum friends-- including Lucy-- who also loved people/tolerated dogs. May he send you extra, special signs & those moments of calm, when you really can feel his love wrapped around you :-)

Bug hugs from Daisy Clover & me,
Kasey
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Chinadoll
I LOVE the pictures of Bailey, so cute!! Thanks for posting these, gave me a little smile to see him.
Charlie
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CKMP
Bailey,

A very, very Belated but heartfelt Happy Birthday!  So hope the heavens were filled with woofs and purrs of delight and contentment as 'cake' was passed around and of course extra special treats for all.  Hoping your day was filled with those exploration walks with friends and many moments with your special mom.

MJ,
So sorry to have missed Bailey's 18th Birthday.  Bailey's pictures here are so wonderful - Bailey, just being Bailey on a walk with his mom.  Our pups are so amazing - it doesn't matter how many times we say it or think this, they always seem to surpass the 'level of amazing'...Not feeling well is hidden and joy is taken in each and every moment - snuffing, sniffing and just being...Cherish and hold fast to your heart those precious memories - they are your Bailey angel tapping on your shoulder....May you and Charlie have many many minutes of the day filled with love and may your Bailey always let you know he is nearby - still your 'lion-dog' and still with you each step.  Take care - hugs.

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nosunshine
Dear MJ,
I've gone back and looked through your threads about Bailey and I wanted to let you know that he seems like a very special dog. His pictures are adorable. I hope you enjoyed happy memories on his birthday. I had a little Shihtzu too. We named him Sunshine for his sweet temperament and the joy he brought to all those he came in contact with but it quickly became "Sunny". Since he's been gone there is no more sunshine in my life and although it's so sad to read these heartbreaking stories here it helps to know there are people like me out there although I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone. Something in Bailey's eyes reminds me so much of Sunny! I wonder if Sunny has met your Bailey. Maybe he's even had a piece of Bailey's birthday cake!
Blessings,
Sharon
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normsmom
MJ,

I so loved reading your 18th birthday post to sweet "Bails" and the photos of him in his dashing little jacket. He was such a deeply loved little lion. I am so glad you had a chance to celebrate his birthday with people who know how special he is to you. Wishing you a wonderful weekend with sweet Charlie, the pink pig and watchful brother Bailey (maybe eating some leftover cake on the bridge?) 😉

Heather
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