|Birth: ||Oct., 2012|
Bailey "Go Go" Berry
(Yorkshire Terrier "Yorkie")
Dob 2012, Bossier Parish, Louisiana
Bailey was a gift to James, and Lorna in 2012 from a co-worker Christi. She rescued Bailey from a owner who had plans to put her down after a history of abuse.
October 2012, after work we went to Christi's home where two yorkie puppies were available. They were Bailey, and her sister Mattie. I stood there watching Lorna, and co-worker Cecile playing with Bailey, and Mattie. It struck me instantly what a natural match for both, how could anyone say no. Both were adopted that night when Cecile claimed Mattie, while we took Bailey home.
Bailey adjusted very rapidly to our home environment. It took two weeks for her first bark. Thereafter, her personality began to emerge. I hadn't realized that Bailey was studying our routines to merge with us as a family. Her adaption to cell phone ring tones, and their meaning amazed both of us. Changing our clothes, and shoes was her alert that there was an imminent outside trip to take Lorna to work, or other destination , for she was ever ready to "go go".
Bailey came into our lives at the perfect time. Whereas, my wife Lorna had always wanted a pet since coming to the USA from the Philippines, and for myself, since retiring I finally had the opportunity to devote the proper attention, and care to such a loving pet.
It wasn't long before Bailey coined her nickname "Go Go". She was soon to display her pleasure for car rides anywhere, thus, her nickname.
Since I am a Find A Grave contributor, Bailey adapted early to the cemetery expedition routine. She became my early warning system for other animals, and visitors present especially in a primitive cemetery. Her pleasure was to run around exploring a cemetery while I recorded, and photographed markers.
Bailey never met a stranger for she was always happy to make friends anywhere we went, and on our walks together in the neighborhood.
Her bravery was displayed when entering our backyard for our neighbor had four dogs. Announcing her presence with a distinct bark, she would challenge them to a run up, and down the fence line for a couple of laps. Amazing is to watch the burst of speed of those short Yorkie legs versus those of a pitt bull.
At work my fellow co-workers always knew to find me at any available computer. As I leave my computer chair at home, Bailey assumes her waiting return watch for me in the computer chair. Her other favorite resting place is on the top back of the couch in the living room. She also enjoys to snuggle behind my back in the computer chair.
Recently Bailey had a significant emotional event (SEE). We were at a local park bordered by a bayou. Being a predominately house pet all her life, she had never before had a water experience. As I was walking near the bayou, and as Bailey usually ran around as I walked, she ran right into the bayou water thinking that there was no difference in the surfaces. Out in the water about three feet from shore, Bailey's instincts kicked in, and swam out like she had been swimming forever. I was very proud of her reaction to the water experience, and we went home to get dry, and warm.
Bailey is ever observant of her surroundings. One of our routines is to pick up the wife in the dark p.m. at the Big Box store. Bailey knows that a black cat roams the parking lot. As soon as I park the car, she begins her scans of the parking lot standing to look over the steering wheel, and running back, and forth from each passenger window. Detection begins with a low slow growl into excited barking as detection is made. Bailey is definitely my all purpose warning system.
To be continued......(under construction)
Find A Grave Memorial for my pal James Berton Berry
Created by: JB BERRY
Record added: Jan 03, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122664214