Being Brave for Bailey

Pet loss is a hard subject for all pet parents, but it can be especially hard for children. Being Brave for Bailey is a sweet book that helps children prepare for and deal with pet loss.

Being Brave for Bailey was written by a veterinarian, Dr. Corey Gut, for her niece, Lexie, who had an aging dog named Bailey that developed liver cancer. The book features lovely illustrations and a story that moves through the lifetime of the beloved pet. It’s written so children can easily understand, and also in a way that isn’t too heavy considering the subject matter.

You can purchase copies on the site, where you can also find a version for cat owners called Being Brave for Smokey. We also love that there is an option to buy a book for your local library. We would love to see this in libraries everywhere to help prepare kids for pet loss.

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3 Responses to Being Brave for Bailey

  1. As an adult who has recently lost a very special kitten I can understand how such a loss can affect a child.

    I like the idea that Dr. Corey Gut has a version for cat owners too called Being Brave for Smokey.

    Perhaps a version for rabbits, gerbils and hamsters would be a great idea given that many children are drawn to these animals as pets.

    • Aimee says:

      I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your kitten. It’s so hard when they have to leave us. I like your idea that she could have books for all pets.

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