Every month, The Lofts at Lafayette Square honors one resident’s pet with the Pet of the Month title. Residents submit their pets to be chosen and create biographies about their pets to share with their neighbors.
September’s Pet of the Month award was given to Bailey, resident Cameron Simmons’ dog.
Bailey is a three-month-old Clumber Spaniel, which is a relatively unfamiliar breed of Spaniels, but a close cousin to a Cocker and King Charles Spaniel. The name of the breed is taken from Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, England, where the breed was first developed. The breed is actually one of the first 10 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.
Bailey is a rambunctious pup who loves walks and wants to meet every person and dog she sees, which I highly recommend as she is super soft. Being from a litter of eight puppies, she is a fairly rough and tumble dog, but is rather reserved when first meeting new people. But be careful! She still has a puppy bladder and may wet your shoes when excited. Other than walks, she enjoys playing and chewing on everything. She is currently teething, so don’t be surprised if your hand ends up in her mouth. As she gets older, she will mellow out. Clumbers are known for being fairly lazy dogs needing only one short walk a day. As she grows, she’ll develop her characteristic clumber appearance, which consists of a fairly short and stout figure that is slightly elongated with long fur. Quite the sight!