After my last post several people asked about Monkey.
While Monkey will forever be Bailey's very best friend, he grew old and couldn't keep up with Bailey's busy schedule.
Remember Monkey had a very full life. He accompanied Bailey everywhere.
There was the time Fudge kidnapped him and held him hostage for a week, prompting a worldwide search.
Monkey was part of a stressful MangoMinster adventure.
He took part in our Olympics and even won a medal.
He always took part in Bandana Day.
Finally Bailey decided it was time for Monkey to retire. He earned it. Though he still shared her crate at bedtime, she started carrying Pink Bear around with her.
Pink Bear was a good buddy and their friendship lasted a long time. Then it ended.
Lately Bailey has been carrying Bird with her and taking it into her crate at bedtime. Then one night during the winter I guess Bailey was angry about something and instead of going to sleep, she chewed Bird's head off. I was surprised and I'm sure Bird was surprised, but Bailey continued to be faithful to Headless Bird.
On Saturday, while Bailey was outside playing, I put a new white bear in her crate. I was a little disappointed at bedtime when she didn't seem to notice him, but Sunday morning she came bouncing out with her new Bear. I tried to take him while she ate breakfast but she wouldn't eat until he was beside her. I did stop her at the door and made Bear wait inside for her.
They have been inseparable ever since.
Monkey has gone to live in my memory box along with Samba's frisbee, Sky's glowball, Tsar's duck, Monty's pink pig, Lucy's loofa dog, Bentley's star and Libby's rubber candy cane. All their collars are also there. I like to look at them now and then and let the memories surround me.