Story submitted 2011-05-05
Bailey was rescued by Doreen for DRNA, in March of 2001. He was rescued from a bad situation where he was very much neglected. He had a companion dachshund that drowned before they could both be rescued, but luckily for me, Bailey survived. He's very leery of strangers, but once he decides you're okay he'll be the sweetest boy you'd ever want to see, as long as he gets his way! He loves to do nothing more than sit beside his human and get petted every now and then. He absolutely loves to go to bed and will bark excited when he realizes it's time to do that...of course, he sleeps in the human bed with me and his sister Gerti. I hadn't planned on getting another dog after losing my 18 1/2 year old dachshund in July 2001, but Gerti was lonely and started chewing things like a puppy when I wasn't home (she was 12 years old at the time!). So I started looking around and inquired about a couple of DRNA dogs who were already adopted. I was looking for a senior, 9 or 10 preferably. But then I read Bailey's story and how he needed a quiet home without a lot of coming and going, and thought that my house would be just the ticket for him. He was only 6 years old but had been through so much in his short life. And he had such a beautiful face that I fell completely in love with him when I saw his picture, reinforced when I met him in person even though he wouldn't let me near him for a few days. He even snapped at me a few times, but now he's my best buddy...although he can give me a little growl and a nip when I do something he doesn't like....like try to go to work in the mornings. But that's okay, he's found his forever home.
Karen, Bailey, and Gerti