Also affectionately known as Bailey-Dog.
He was a cuter than average pup, about 8 months old, when we got him. He tore through everything that wasn't nailed down in the garage, chewing and hiding stuff with puppy glee. Of course my husband, still to this day, doesn't believe that Bailey did the normal destructive puppy stuff, but since the dog is his baby, I will let him think that.
He is special because of his intelligence. He has an excellent nose, and can retrieve ducks like nobody's business. I don't know a lot about duck hunting, because I don't go on these wet and cold adventures - that's what the boys in my family do - so my husband and Isaac have a great time with Bailey, and that's what matters.
He is special because of his kindness. This dog has always been so gentle with the kids, even as a pup. The little ones can pull his ears and tail, climb on his back, push him, prod him, etc, and he never gets upset.
Good Bailey Dog!