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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Say Hello To Little Bailey!

Last week, after some very sad and unexpected news, my mama and I found ourselves in the position of being able to adopt a dog from the RSPCA and provide a loving new home for an animal that had perhaps not had the best start in life. We are so over the moon to welcome little Bailey into our lives and he has already brought so much happiness and lots of smiles to our little family! We picked him up yesterday and he is already taking great pleasure in stealing our slippers and running outside to play with them in the mud. He's still very young and there are a few things we need to teach him, mostly 'no' and 'leave', but he already knows how to sit and has mastered the ultimate cute face whenever one of us is eating anything.

Our little family never really feels complete without a dog & Bailey is already proving to be a bundle of energy and a lovely little companion! I'm exhausted already! ♥

xoxo

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  1. I just melted!! He has the cutest face! I wish you all the happiest of times together!

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  2. He's beautiful! I got a new dog last Saturday and I'm spending so much time working on his training. So tiring! Rehoming is just one of the most satisfying things ever. These animals deserve the best life possible xx

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    1. It definitely is, every animal deserves a lovely life! :) xo

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  3. Aww he looks lovely, very lovable. That's great that you opted to adopt a dog that needed a new home, I'm sure he's very happy you did.

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING x

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    1. I think he is, he's loving all the attention! xo

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  4. What a beautiful dog! Does it get along well with the bunny?

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    1. We're keeping them apart. He's a sight hound & very interested in everything because he's so young so I could never be able to trust him with a small fluffy animal! xo

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  5. Oh, he looks adorable! How old is he?

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    1. He's about 7 months we think :) xo

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  6. Aww hun, he's beautiful. <3 <3 xoxo

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  7. Awww he is adorable Jennie! So happy for you xxx

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  8. Ohmy. He is gorgeous!!! He looks like he is going to be a naughty little pup! <3 xox

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  9. He looks like such a sweetheart! x

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  10. Aww that's so lovely. We recently got a dog from the RSPCA too, I always get my dogs from rescue centres because there are so many that need good home.

    Dogs are soon to pick up on the "no" command, our dog had been in the kennels for 7 months so really was badly trained! But she is doing okay now after having her a couple of months, you just need to be consistent.

    I think you can tell there is sadness in her eyes still from not having a good start. I am sure she will settle in well soon into her new home though :)

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    1. He's a really lovely pup :) xo

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  11. N'aww, Bailey is absolutely gorgeous, such a gorgeous boy! xx

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  12. Ah so cute thats so good of you to do!

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  13. Awww Bailey is so cute! I did work experience at my local dogs home when I was 15 and fell in love with a whippet called Zak, I actually cried on my last day haha! I'm sure he's a very happy doggy :)

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    1. Aww! I'd have been the same I think, I fell in love with every animal when I was there! Xo

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  14. Aw, he looks like he has tiger print fur :)

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  15. How gorgeous is he?! Is he a lurcher X greyhound? We used to have a gorgeous saluki x lurcher, who wasn't brindle but did have the same shaped head and ears! That dog was such a character, but unfortunately had a a bad accident and we had to say goodbye...
    When I live in the country again and not right in the middle of Brighton, i'm definitely hoping to adopt a retired greyhound or similar!

    Happy playing/training!

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    1. He's lovely. He is a lurcher, he looks very like a greyhound from the side, but from the front he is much broader. I think he's going to develop the laid back nature of a greyhound though which is lovely, he's enjoying lounging around on the sofa!

      Greyhounds make lovely companions. They are so lovely!

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  16. What an utter cutie! He looks like the dog I had growing up..such a beaut
    xxx

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  17. He's gorgeous! Such a cutie.
    Well done for going for a rehome rather than a new puppy. xx

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    1. I could never spend hundreds of pounds buying a puppy when there are so many doggies in need of a new home! xo

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  18. He's absolutely gorgeous! I just got a new pet yesterday too! She's on my blog http://shebeginstosee.blogspot.com if you'd like to check her out :)

    love Lea xxx

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  19. He is gorgeous! I am very envious- I wish I could have a pet!

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  20. He's beautiful! You may need to keep he and Ralphie separated to keep everyone happy (and safe).

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    1. Oh absolutely. Never had any intention of introducing them at all. Bailey is very much a sight hound and I could never trust him with Ralphie. xo

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  21. Oh my goodness he is gorgeous!! We rescued a greyhound too (: they are such lovely dogs and my one has even made friends with the three bunnies we also have!! Very strange friendship! xx

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  22. Aww he is so sweet! How does he cope with Ralphie though? Is Ralphie ok with him? Im sure they will make friends!
    Daisy Dayz

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    1. I'm keeping them separated! I could never trust Bailey with a bunny, he's a sight hound and I have no doubt he would be very interested in little Ralphie! xo

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  23. He is so gorgeous and what a lovely thing to do! I hope he brings you a lot of happiness :) xxx

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    1. We love him so much already :) xo

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  24. N'aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww! What a handsome fellow! He has the cutest face :D (Flossie says, Hi Bailey)!

    I know exactly what you mean about a place not feeling like home unless there is a dog, or in fact any animals!

    Enjoy getting to know you're new best friend :D xxxx

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    1. Aw Bailey says hi to Flossie! <3 xoxo

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  25. Awww what a cutie! You must be really happy to have him in your life, hope it all goes well :) xxxx

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    1. He's settling in so well bless him :) xo

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  26. jennie he is beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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    1. He is definitely a handsome dog, he's so lovely too :) xo

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  27. That is one cute little pup! Love his tiger stripes x

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  28. Its wonderful that you adopted Jennie! Congrats and I hope that you bring joy to each other for many years to come! Oh and I should mention that he's definitely a handsome one :)

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  29. Its wonderful that you adopted Jennie! Congrats and I hope that you bring joy to each other for many years to come! Oh and I should mention that he's definitely a handsome one :)

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  30. What a adorable little pup! He is so adorable!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
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  31. Aw such a nice thing you did, he is so cute ! xx

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  32. Oh my god he is so so cute :) aren't they the best pets you can never be in a bad mood around them. hope you are ok xxx

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    1. Aww I know, he's playing with his squeaky bear right next to me and it's making me smile so much! xo

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  33. He's adorable! Such a great thing to be able to help another live a happy life :)

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    1. Absolutely, he deserves lots of happiness now! xo

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  34. he's the sweetest dog i've ever seen!

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  35. He is adorable :)

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    Katie x

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  36. Aww Bailey is adorable, he looks so friendly!
    J xx

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  37. He is a beaut! Is he getting on ok with Ralphie? x

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    1. We're keeping them separated! :) xo

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  38. Bailey is absolutely gorgeous and well done you for providing him with a home via the RSPCA, I think it's brilliant that you did that. You took some lovely photos of him, he definitely has those puppy dog eyes!
    xxx

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    1. He definitely does! Bless him <3 xo

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  39. He is very cute! Rescuing pets is so rewarding. My Lily and Lola didn't have a good start to life but I feel happy knowing I gave them a new home and plenty of love :) x

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    1. It's so lovely that after they've not had the best start, they can have such a wonderful life. I know how much you adore Lily & Lola, they're lucky to have you! xo

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  40. Awww he's so cute :)I can't imagine my life without my little dog
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    1. It's amazing how they become part of the family! :) xo

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  41. He is adorable and it is great that you have been able to give him a loving home :)
    He also has THE best name, its the same name ive picked for my currently non existant dachshund that i'm trying to persuade my parents to let me buy! xx

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    1. Hehe awww! Just turn up with one, I would ;) xoxo

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  42. He's a bit handsome, isn't he? Well done for taking on a dog he needs some love. I'm sure he'll be very happy with you.

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  43. Aww Jennie, he is adorable!! How old is he?

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  44. awh your dog is beautiful, my boyfriend has a black lurcher just like this and she's always posing!
    milly
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    1. Aww they are such posers hehe xoxo

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  45. He is such a cutie! We've always had a dog in our family too, and they have always been adopted. I think they make the best pets, and knowing that you've made their lives so much better is such a lovely thing :) hopefully he will get on with Ralphie!

    Lou xx
    Bits & Bobs

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  46. The first photo is very cute!

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  47. he's adorable! so rewarding taking on an animal from a rescue shelter :) although it's horrendous to think about what might have happened to them :( x

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