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Having a dog makes you stop and look. You will look at things you may never have noticed, whether it’s garbage in the street or the random, half-eated fried chicken leg that Bailey found this morning.

Unfortunately I can never let her eat these fun finds because of her allergic reaction to protein.

I am madly in love with this girl. It was truly love at first site with her, but when I think of how all the many furry people came into my life, my pattern remains the same. It’s always love at first sight. I never take time to think about it. I just know.

Bailey came to me through http://www.petfinder.com. I had an active search going for Border Collies and one day her very beautiful face come into my inbox. That was in June, 2008.

Being a “cat person” my entire life, sharing your life with a dog, as well as Safari, our cat, is much different as I learn each day.  Bailey is a rare find and while most people probably say that about their furry children, she truly is.

A day does not go by without someone complimenting her. “She is so sweet, soft, well-behaved.” The list goes on. She truly is a special girl and I am a writer and this online space will serve as her daily journal.

I think of things I want to say everyday when we go out on our many walks…whom we meet, the things we see…it’s always different. She is is always surprising me.

Tomorrow we go to the Farmer’s Market. We go each Saturday and it’s one of her favorite things to do. She sees her other dog friends and helps me pick vegetables by pointing her long nose at certain tables. I am sure I will have more to report tomorrow