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The Daily Dog: Merry, Happy and Everything Good! December 28, 2006

Woof to you,

Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanza and I wish you all good things in the coming year.

Like really tasty treats, good long naps, comfy pillows and carpets to stretch out on and some nice crunchy dog bones to make you feel loved and cared for.

I did miss snow this holiday but I live in the hope that the weather gods will see fit to give us some before long. Not so much that humans can’t get around but just enough so beings like me can have some to romp and chomp in.

People were running around and biking on our block in shorts and light jackets. I kept thinking, “Hey, this is December! Where’s the white fluffy cold stuff?”

My water dish did have a nice coldness at night and I love to go out then and get a good drink before bedtime. Still I do love to snuffle up some cold snow on my nose and eat it like my very own yard of big snow cone.

Maybe Santa will still bring me that… I have been a good golden retriever this year.

It was festive at our house. An angel lighted up in the window and a nice piney smelling wreath on our door. So everytime you go in and out you get a nice whiff of balsam smells.

Miss Annabel Kitty and Mr Grey had a special treat of salmon from the Pacific Northwest for holiday dinner and boy did they ever lick their chops after that one!

I got a nice chewy bone and some very tasty bagels.

Here’s me in my holiday attire:bail-xma-reindeer.jpg

Hope you are having the best holidays ever.

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: Scritch Scratching Sunshine October 16, 2006


Woof to you,

Ooh Ooh. Sunshiney day and scritch scratching on my back on the patio feels almost as good as rolling on the good, green grass. What fun! Can you see the smile on my face? I’m doing my imitation of the cat. This is how he sleeps sometimes on the bench on the front porch. Ha ha. I bet I look funny. I just roll from side to side and move my legs around in the air like riding an upside down invisible bike.
The world looks great from where I am. Wow. Look how blue the sky is today and no clouds at all up there. Ooh, there goes an airplane over my head. Vrrooom. There go the blue jays and there, a seagull. Oh, they look like they’re having a fun time, riding on the air up there. Well, I can see them from me being upside down lots better than when I’m standing on my own four feet. Hi guys, I’m wiggling my feet hello at you!
I think it’s really important to have fun each day.
So, here I am having my fun today.
It’s amazing how you see the world when you try looking at it sideways or upside down.
Can you try seeing the world from a different position other than standing straight up?
What did you do for fun today?
Woofs from,


The Daily Dog: Autumn Morning Musings October 10, 2006

Woof to you,

Another sunny Autumn day. More leaves fell last night and that means good yard snuffling for me. I love the smell of changing seasons. Right now the grass still smells like Summer and the leaves smell like Fall.

Mmmmmm. Sniffedy, sniff, sniff, sniff.

All the people in the neighborhood are decorating their houses for Halloween. That’s one of my favorite holidays, because all the children come to visit me. I answer the door with my humans and sniff everyone hello. I don’t bark much because I don’t want to scare the little kids. I am big and they come to the door timidly when they see me standing taller than they are. So I sit down and try my best to look nice and friendly.

Last year I dressed up as a Native American Dog. That costume was so much fun, I even took a nap in it. I couldn’t wait til those kids showed up. I was ready to meet and greet them all day and all night. This year I will be a Hawaiian Dog. My humans got me a luau patterned shirt and a lei of pretty colored flowers. Too bad I can’t hold a Ukelele in my paws. That might look friendly.

Boy, I can’t wait to see all the kids this year! What are you thinking of dressing up as this Halloween?

Woofs from,



The Daily Dog: Bailley Bath October 6, 2006

Filed under: Bailley Photos,Bailley Tales,The Daily Dog — Florence @ 5:16 am

Woof! What a day I had yesterday!

It was bath day.

The sun was out and the air temperature hot enough to dry my very thick fur coat before dinnertime. My humans decided time and temps were optimal so, without so much as asking me what I thought, out came the buckets, the garden hose and the shampoo.

Being good natured as I am, I went along with them and trotted out to the green grass to stand under the outdoor shower. I do enjoy water and am very well behaved. I stand very still and love getting all loved up with the soap and water washing.

Every once in a while, I give a good shake. The water flies everywhere so everyone gets to enjoy some of that water!


Hee Hee!

My human, Tom, did the scrubbing this time. My other human, Florence, (she’s the one who writes for me when I want to tell you a story) took pictures of me with the camera. It’s kind of hard to smile though with a snootful of suds.

Tom put the big yellow nozzle of the green hose on wide spray; soft enough so I don’t get hurt and strong enough to get all the soap rinsed out of my fur. It’s like getting a water massage. It feels soooo good.

Then it’s time to dry.

I get to run around, shaking all I want. Tom and Florence throw the ball for me and we play catch and bring it back so many times, I just have to sit down and take a rest on the hot bricks of the pool deck.


Mmmmm. That warm sunshine feels good on me. But I don’t like to stay in the sun too long. It makes me thirsty. I like shade the best.

My humans want me to stay in the sun to make sure all my fur dries but when they aren’t looking I sneak off under the grape arbor where it’s cooler.

They always catch me and coax me out into the sun again.


Tom dried me with towels.


He rub a dub dubbed me all over and when he got to my head, my face squoonched into my whiskers from the scruffling.

I love rubby dubby!

The sunny day really helps with drying me but yesterday there was humidity building up in the air so Tom went inside the garage and got out his leaf blower.


Wow! It was like being in the drying portion of the carwash! Vrroom! Vroom!


Air was blowing my hair this way and that.


Nice. I didn’t mind it a bit. …ooh, yeah right behind the ears.

I pretended I was a furry yellow car going through my own personal carwash -only it was a dogwash! Ha. Ha.

The air blowing on me was just right and it tickled too! Especially on my tummy and my elbows.


ooh ooh…don’t forget under my chin.


Hmmm… lookin good. Getting fluffy. I think I’m done.

I chewed on my bone while the butterflies and birds flew around me and then I took a nice long nap for the afternoon.


I was pooped! That was a lot of work for one day.

But I sure do smell good!

Woofs from Bailley


Hello! Welcome To The Bailley Blog! October 2, 2006


It’s so nice to see you!

My name is Bailley. I am a Golden Retriever.

I’d like to share my doggie thoughts, adventures and stories with you.

I hope you will talk with me too.

Write your thoughts and questions for me by clicking where it says, ‘comments.’

Woofs from,



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