Monday, November 30, 2015

A Day in the Life

I wanted to do something a little different today. I know lots of bloggers do the "Day in the Life" posts a few times a year and although Lacey has done a few about being a Flight Attendant, I've never done one.  Yesterday was my sweet girl's birthday. She is 10! Yes this makes me so sad but I am also so grateful that we have had her for 10 years.  I admit this post is probably more just for me as a way to commemorate this time.  Although some days are full of playing in the park, swimming, long walks,  vet visits, shopping with mama, and play dates with Belle, this post just shows an ordinary day with Baylee.
This is exactly how our days starts. Some days she actually lays her whole body on my pillow and wraps her neck around my head, She sure is a cuddly dog, which makes it hard to want to get out of bed some days.


There are days when I still have to feed her by hand.  This has been a thing since her brother passed back in August. I don't know if it's just a way for her to make sure I am spending time with her or what.
 
Now here comes the sad part. This is the look I get when I leave for the gym or for work.
 
                       And then she rushes to the window so she can see me leave the driveway.

 
                 On days that I work, Lacey takes Baylee to play with Belle. They have great fun.

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                                                  And Pappy spoils her with Busy Bones!

yellow lab
 
When I am done with what I need to do, I pick her up and drive her back to our home. She likes when we spend some time outside on the porch together. She loves just sitting beside my rocking chair. Notice how she sits with her paws crossed? She does this all the time when she lays down.

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Here she is again laying pretty with her little paws crossed.
 
yellow lab
 
After some play time and round two of eating, it's time for relaxing and belly rubs! 
She recently got a new dog bed but eventually she always ends up on the furniture with us. And that's okay!

yellow lab in bathroom

When you have a Labrador you quickly learn that you have very little time to yourself.  She knows when it's shower time and she will sit in front of the tub until I am finished. if for some strange reason I am able to sneak in the shower with out her knowing, she quickly comes running up the steps and pushes open the door as soon as she hears the water start running.

sleepy yellow lab
 
While I'm getting ready for bed, Baylee is already making herself comfortable in my spot. She even carries her little puppy bear ( I can't decide which it is yet) to bed with her. I of course slide in beside her and let myself be uncomfortable for an hour or so until she decides to roll over or lay at the end of the bed like a normal dog.
Having Baylee in our lives is such a joy and I could only hope to have her for another 10 years! -M
 
What is your pet like?

28 comments:

  1. Aww, Baylee is so sweet! I hope she has a great birthday and gets extra bones ; )

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  2. Awww I love your twist on Day in the Life :) Baylee is so beautiful and loving. It is really cute the way she crosses her paws!

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    1. Thank you! I wish I could do an entire post about all the cute things she does!

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  3. Cute dog, but I understand totally about wishing our dogs would not age. Baylee is a lovely animal, but it is always hard knowing they won't live on with us forever. Hope your training is going well for the marathon. I can't believe that it will be coming up so soon.

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    1. Yes, it is so unfortunate that their life span is not as long as humans. It's actually so unfair!

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  4. Baylee is heart melter! Her face is so expressive :)
    I really miss having a dog, maybe one day...

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  5. Awww! She's so much like Allie. Allie was sooooo snugly this long weekend and it made me feel guilty when I went back to work today.

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  6. I love this post so much!! What a sweet baby you have!

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  7. So adorable!!! Dogs are such a joy. My Rhett-ster follows me around too and he's 14 plus :-))

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  8. Such a sweet post! I love the photo of her with her puppy bear :) It really does make it harder to leave the house in the mornings when your pets look at you with the sad eyes.

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  9. ahhh - happy Birthday Baylee!
    So makes me miss my Buffy... I just love yellow labs. So smart - such a part of the family
    I love she has you hand feed her - haha!!!

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  10. So sweet and what a cute post! I don't have a pet but now I want one-almost :)

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  11. Best.Post.EVER.

    Love the little paw crossed pose, love how she makes sure you get out of that shower safely, love how she sleeps with her puppy bear! Ah dogs - they are good creatures.

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  12. this is so cute!!! at night my border collie will do the same, sit in my stop and let me squeeze in, he will cuddle with me for a little bit then go to the foot of the bed and stay there the rest of the night. dogs are so silly but the best ever!

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    1. Aww, you get it! I'll take being squeezed in an uncomfortable for a little while just so I can cuddle with her for a bit!

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  13. Awe what a sweet post! Reminds me of when I had my own dog, miss him much!
    You really do have such a pretty Lab!!!! Sounds like she is doing much better too, which is great to hear! I hope you get as many more years as possible with her!!!

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  14. She's precious! I loved reading this!

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  15. OMG Baylee is just perfect and oh so cute! Lola is pretty chilled out and lazy. I always give her a treat when I leave for work and she's too short to give me sad dog eyes through the window. I'm pretty sure she sleeps all day because when I get home she has crazy hair!

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  16. She is so pretty and makes me miss our Shilo even more! He was a yellow lab too and made it 14 years! Labs are great dogs, enjoy your time together!

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  17. My Cleo is 12 1/2...I know that my time left with her is limited. That's the worst part about having a dog--they give you so much but they aren't a forever pet...

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  18. I love this post, and I love Baylee from reading about her! Having a wonderful canine friend is just the best thing. I love her crossed paws. Recently I was at a friend's house who has a yellow lab. He immediately laid down beside me with his belly up and just wanted his belly petted the whole time I was there!

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  19. Such a cutie! Happy Doggy Birthday! I miss my doggy!

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  20. awh love this. My doggy and yours would be fast friends, for sure. My Sammy loves to sleep like a person in the bed, too, LOL!!

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  21. Awww!! What a fun post! This is so adorable and Baylee is such a sweetie! I love that you sometimes feed her by hand! That's precious!

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  22. Awww, dogs really are man's best friend. Adorable!

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