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February 21, 2006



You know I have lost my dog one year ago - she was called Fred - and since then I got an angel over my head. Everything seems easier and when I'm in trouble problems seem to vanish and solve just by miracle.
Over my endless pain she's always with me.She left me alone - so alone - but I know she looks after me now.
So Bailey will do for you.
From Paris

Susan Tantlinger

Dear Stacie, We do not know one another but I had to write to say how sorry am I for your loss. In fact, I came to the web site to find your phone number, thinking I might even call you........from France. I read somewhere recently that, "Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole." I know that your pain is very real. Please feel and know that there are people out there who are touched, who care, and hope and pray that you can remember every moment of joy you shared with your prescious girl. The photo of the two of you is lovely. Bless you, Stacie. Amities les plus Sinceres,
Susan and Raoul.
ps. Raoul is an English bulldog with his own page on my site and perhaps he can make you smile. You are not alone, people care, that's all I wanted you to know.

Deryn Mentock

Stacie, this is so weird! You and I don't really look alike but we do in this picture! I showed my family and they all thought so too! Great pic. And, again, I'm sorry about Bailey.

Brandi Powell

Stacie, this is a beautiful photo of you and Bailey. I am glad you have these wonderful memories to keep with you to remember her. I am sure she misses you just as much. You are such a great woman, it is sad for me to think of you in so much sorrow. Brandi

Suzanne in Albany

There's a really wonderful song by Alter Bridge (made up of 3 post-Creed members + one fabulous singer) called "In Loving Memory" that I would like to share with you. Here are the lyrics:

In Loving Memory

You were always home waiting
But now I come home
and I miss your face so
Smiling down on me
I close my eyes to see

And I know
You’re a part of me
And it’s your song
that sets me free
I sing it while
I feel I can’t hold on
I sing tonight
cause it comforts me

I carry the things
that remind me of you
In loving memory of
the one that was so true
You were as kind as you could be
And even though you’re gone
You still mean the world to me

I never knew what it was-to be alone....no
Cause you were always
there for me
You were always home waiting
But now I
come home and it’s not the same no
It feels empty and alone
I just can’t believe you’re gone

And I know
You’re a part of me
And it’s your song
that sets me free
I sing it while
I feel I can’t hold on
I sing tonight
cause it comforts me

I’m glad He set you free from sorrow
but I’ll still love you more tomorrow
and you’ll be here
with me still
All you did you did with feeling
And you always found a meaning
And you always will
And you always will
And you always will

And I know
You’re a part of me
And it’s your song
that sets me free
I sing it while
I feel I can’t hold on
I sing tonight
cause it comforts me


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I lost my beloved cat Coco this past Christmas day and I am crushed by it. My counselor told me that losing a pet can be more devestating than a loved one because we know they give us unconditional love. For the person that sent you that nasty note I hope their heart turns to stone. How dare they send that kind of note. Bailey was special puppy and I wish I could say something to ease your pain. I will say I understand your loss and I am so very sorry. Kristin

Donna Cartagena

This photo is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes, as did your amazing poem--I know she still feels your love for her and is watching over you....with a huge tomato plant at her side:)


There's no love like the love we receive from our dogs.




I'm sorry to hear about Bailey. I know that you are in deep pain now. Two years ago, I lost my Shih Tzu, Teddi Bear - and I felt as if a piece of my heart was torn out. I still miss my "little man." Please take care and remember the joy that Bailey brought you.



Your daily posts about Bailey had me and my husband talking about our first "child" Koda. It's been 7 years since she is gone, but I can still feel her soft, warm head! The pain eases, but you never stop missing them. Hoping this website might give you a smile. click on the dog (his name is peccorino!) His owner has photographed him all over Europe.



A beautiful photograph of you both. Thank you for sharing. xo


Such a wonderful photo! She looks like such a sweet heart!! We lost our beloved dog Winston (a pembroke Welch corgi) the Christmas before last. Somehow he got out of the house and in the kid-chaos, I didn't notice until it was getting dark. Though we tried everything, we didn't find him. Winston wasn't the type of dog to just wander around. He would have found people first thing. We think someone must have taken him. I have just now been able to look at photos of him again. We miss him so much, and I know you miss Bailey. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo with us!


oh, so beautiful...both of you. oxox


That was my favorite photo from portrait day. Such a kissable face.
Hers, I mean.


That is a gorgeous photo Stacie. I can FEEL how soft her fur was just by looking at it and the expressions on both your faces is precious.

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