Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Part 1

When our volunteer pulled Bailey from the shelter, the shelter aide said that it was "like someone stole her soul." She did not move, she did not make a sound, she just stayed in the same position.

Bailey is safe now in foster care with a loving foster family and understanding fur siblings. Her physical scars come from her damaged eye from which she has no sight, but we will never know the extent of her emotional scars. Bailey is terrified of noises and most of the world outside the security of her crate. She cannot yet tolerate the feel of a collar and leash and tries desperately to free herself. So now her foster family begins the journey of finding Bailey's soul and the reward will be so much more precious than money. It comes in the form of a licked hand, a lap warmed, a yard explored, a journey from the crate, a boston smile, a contented sigh. These are the things that reward rescuers.

Since that first day a week ago, Bailey has dared to climb in her foster Dad's lap and lie nose to nose with her foster sibling Rosie. Bailey's soul is in there, just begging to be re -found.

Please stay tuned for part 2 of Bailey's story. Experience indicates that with the love and patience of her foster family, Bailey will reclaim her soul and will take sheer delight in all the things the world has to offer. Come with us on her journey, won't you?


At 11:38 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

This poor baby it breaks my heart for all that she must have endured.She is a beautiful little girl. I hope that she finds her soul mate to help her complete her journey. I do know that love can overcome, and I don't know how you could not love this poor little lost soul. Good luck Bailey you are in great hands now.

At 2:04 PM, Blogger curlygc said...

I would love to know how Bailey is doing now!


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