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I was extremely fortunate growing up to have always had pets around me. Both my parents knew how important it was for their kids to help raise a pet and the responsibilities that go along with.
I have had two dogs in my life (other than Bailey), and four cats other than my two. Our first dog Katie was a Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix. We actually didn't know her breed until she was about ten years old, when someone passing by knew what her mix was. This dog was an AMAZING companion. She was very protective of us as kids, and was always well behaved. My parents did everything they could when Katie got sick, and helped make her last few months as enjoyable as possible. Sometimes I think I see some Katie traits in Bailey, which makes me unbelievably happy. My parents' current pooch is Sophie, who is an Australian Cattle Dog. She is hilarious and has this great ability to avoid eye contact. She's actually diabetic, and requires two shots of insulin a day (my parents are extremely committed pet owners). I've included a picture of her below.
One other pet that deserves honorable mention is Amy. Amy was my cat while I was living at home. My parents brought her home from the Ottawa Humane Society when I was seven years old. She passed away this past September. I've included her picture here- unfortunately talking about her is not as easy as I'd like it to be. I suppose when you lose a pet, especially one that has been by your side for over 15 years, you have a difficult time soaking up the fact that they are no longer there. Amy's story was featured on Alone to Home back in November- writing in her story really helped the healing process for me at the time. Putting her life into words was incredibly therapeutic, and gave Amy a few moments in the spotlight. I hope to write more about her here in the coming months. 
 
Bailey experienced her first Christmas season with our family this past weekend. Scott brought Bailey with him to his family's place outside of Ottawa, where she was an absolute hit. A few of his family members hadn't met her yet, and were incredibly impressed with how calm and well behaved our pooch was!
I was shocked to see my puppy at the end of the weekend! She looked like she had gained about ten pounds (she is a VERY spoiled granddog). Not to worry though- she's already begun her routine to work off the Holiday pounds (she's not the only one).
Since it was her first Christmas, Bailey felt that it was appropriate to dress up for the occasion.
Of course, by the end of the weekend we had one tired puppy on our hands. Lots of excitement for Bailey :)
 
Here is it!! The first blog posting!
Before I say anything about my lovely furry family, I want to thank my incredibly talented friend Ali for making this blog for me :)
Sadly, I didn't get the chance to sit down and write on here until late :( So I thought for today I would post some pictures of Zoe.
Now, you have to understand something about Zoe. She is horrible at taking pictures. She always ends up having this weird, eyes half opened look on her face when I try to take a picture of her. The other day I caught her having a lovey moment on the laundry basket and ran to get my camera. Finally I have some good shots of my love. Here are a few of my favs. Enjoy!