Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while know about Bailey, my friend, companion, and guardian of the Hipster Hens. I'm sorry to report that Bailey passed away this morning due to a rapidly growing abdominal tumor. She had a good and long life - sixteen years old is pretty phenomenal for a Labrador retriever. And she certainly enriched my life - I'll miss her a lot. Bailey is unique in that she chose us to be her family rather than us choosing her to be our dog. I wrote a post about that which I'm linking here if you would like to take a look. My wife Kathy recently wrote a booklet about Bailey's life that I think makes an excellent pictorial epitaph, and I'm sharing it here.