A Southern Second Chance

It’s 2nd Time Around Tuesday!

My dog Bailey is my story today.

Isn't he the cutest?
Isn't he the cutest?

Bailey was 2 years old when we found him in a shelter in Paragould, Arkansas. It was his 2nd time in a shelter in his short 2 years. He was filthy dirty and a bit afraid. When we found him, we called immediately. He was available. We drove the three hours to meet him. We took a toy but he had no idea what to do with a toy. A treat was a better attention getter.

Poor Bailey had just come from the vet where he had been neutered and had his shots. He was not a happy camper. He slept in my lap for the entire drive back. When we got home, he was afraid he would get in trouble for going in the house. We put him on the bed with us and he looked at us like we were crazy.

That was four years ago. It took nearly a full year for little Bailey to get to really, really trust us. He had a lot of baggage. Now, as I write, he lays next to me on the floor. He sleeps at our feet on the bed at night. He loves to be next to us and is pretty demanding these days about treats. He chases squirrels from my bird feeder and is great about guarding the house.

Bailey just needed another chance. We are so glad he got it with us. He’s my little bundle of joy and a valued member of the family!

Today’s Lagniappe: Peanut Butter Bars
Sometimes you just gotta have ’em

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1.     In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, confectioners’ sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
2.     In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.





16 responses to “A Southern Second Chance”

  1. sunnymama Avatar

    He is so cute! Must be this weeks most adorable 2nd time around Tuesday 🙂

  2. Chandy Avatar

    He’s so cute! I love that face…

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I so appreciate it!

  3. Robyn Avatar

    Oh how sweet! I bet Bailey is so grateful. I am glad you gave Bailey another chance. Thanks for the recipe I bet jacob would love these and they sound so easy. ~ Robyn

  4. Jane Avatar

    This story just brought tears to my eyes. I am an incurable animal lover!!! Every animal needs a chance or two and I am so happy Bailey got that. You and your husband are tops in my book and I am glad that Bailey is giving you all the love and companionship you both deserve!

    Have a wonderful week, Christi!! 😀


  5. Lynn Guinn Avatar

    WHO could ever put that sweet baby into a shelter!!!
    I’m so glad you found him!
    I love your second time around item!
    Very original!

  6. Beverly Avatar

    Now THAT is a second chance. What a sweet dog. You and he both are fortunate to have found each other.

  7. Bo Avatar

    Hi Christi…so nice to meet you & thanks for visiting my Met Monday post on my blog…I loved this story about your sweet Bailey…& I jumped on down to see your wonderful Met Monday post…
    Enjoyed all the photos! 😉 Bo

  8. amy Avatar

    Yea….for Bailey!!!! I am glad he is doing well and he is happy and safe. You gave thim that chance. Congratulations!

  9. rita Avatar

    Baily is so lucky to have found you. He’s adorable. While your there, take a look around. If you like what you see, don’t forget to go to the right column and hit the “Follow” button so that you can be updated on many new and creative ideas.

  10. Christine Avatar

    Bailey is so cute! I can’t imagine anyone abandoning him. I am so glad you gave him a second chance…Christine

  11. Melissa Avatar

    I LOVE this! I am so glad Bailey was given another chance… and I am certain he adores you and your family. What a good looking dog, too! 🙂

  12. KayC. Avatar

    He is adorable! I hate what some people do to their pets! I’m glad that you gave Bailey a great home where he truly is loved!

  13. Fifi Flowers Avatar

    He is ADORABLE!!!

  14. ellen b Avatar

    Oh what a sweet 2nd Time around rescue! Sounds like you are reaping the benefits!!

  15. DesignTies Avatar

    Awwww, what a great happy ending for Bailey. And for you too!! 🙂

    I think rescue dogs make the best pets — I truly believe they know how lucky they are to have been given a second chance 🙂

    Give Bailey a scratch behind the ears for me 🙂

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  16. Diane Avatar

    Hi Christi,
    I’m so glad you gave Bailey a second chance! He is adorable!

    Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

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