Bailey

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No one in our family has ever had a dog family member before, so the whole world of dog adoption was completely new to us. We were not prepared for how long it would take us to find a dog, but once Bailey joined our family, we realized it was worth the wait.

We adopted Bailey from the Pet Union Project in Wellsley, MA. Bailey was trained as a hunting dog down in South Carolina, but apparently she was not very good at it, so when she got pregnant, she was put into a kill shelter. A rescue group took her out the shelter and brought her up to MA, and once she gave birth, all of her puppies were adopted and then we adopted her. She was 18 months old.

 

Bailey is a great addition to our family. She loves to go on long walks, but we are hesitant to let her off leash, because once she gets a whiff of a rabbit or a squirrel, she is off on the hunt. If allowed, she would eat all day, every day. Bailey loves our sons. She sleeps with our oldest son and always wants to hang out with him, even when he has friends over. Every school day morning Bailey and I walk my younger son to the school bus stop. She will not leave the bus stop until she is sure that Adrian is safely on the bus. She brings all four of us great joy every day.

 

About naturestage

Miranda Loud is the Founder and Artistic Director of the non-profit NatureStage based in Waltham, MA, and is an interdisciplinary artist - classical singer/organist/filmmaker/photographer and environmentalist. She writes about the vital need for education to include a more heart-centered approach to studying other species that leads to a sense of stewardship. Naturestage creates works that foster empathy and kinship with other species, using the emotional power of storytelling in different art forms, mainly film, photography and music. She is also a public speaker on art and social change. Her current projects include The One Language Project, Park Dreams, The Elephant Project, and Elephantasia which all use different art forms to encourage a mind shift in how we relate to other species by asking "How would the world be different if we viewed other species as someones instead of somethings? If, instead of drawing lines, we drew circles?"
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