Bailey was almost 13 years old and had been with us for a fantastic eleven and a half years, he had become a major part of our families lives and as our children left home he loved all the extra attention he received being the focus of our attention.
Over the years Bailey established himself as the top dog in the family and made sure new arrivals canine or otherwise was aware of his position, which surprisingly all accepted. As with many beagles Bailey had his issues he took a long time to like other dogs on walks and was known by many other dog walkers as The Barky Dog.
Despite developing a double heart murmur in 2012 Bailey lived an active life and enjoyed walks wherever he went, he took to Motorhome life too and quickly identified his favourite spots in the van.
Bailey developed a cough which despite visiting the Glasgow vet school in May this year couldn’t be cleared. While on holiday with his human family visiting one of his pack his cough got decidedly worst
and on Tuesday 26th whilst having a bout of coughing he took a seizure which was his heart giving up, unfortunately despite receiving urgent veterinary care there was nothing else that could be done for Bailey and he passed away a short time later.
We are truly grateful to Beagle welfare for allowing us to be Bailey’s second home and to Bailey for enriching and being such a massive part of our lives, he will be sadly missed.