Monday, June 29, 2015


Two weeks ago we said our final goodbyes to our Abby Girl.  

 For 13 years she was part of the family. She helped raise the kids and taught them gentleness, caring and how to be tender to those you love.  She participated in backyard games, dress-ups and tea parties, and family outings to cut the Christmas tree. 

She moved with us from one house to the next and then the next.  She went on camping trips and hikes.  She suffered great humiliation when she was sent to Doggy Summer Camp for two weeks one summer, while the rest of us went on vacation.  (We did check on her, hourly it seemed, on the webcam that the camp had set up. And we would call the clinic and watch someone run to answer the phone, just so we knew that they were showing live film and not running the same loop over and over.)

She had the softest ears, a ready smile, black fur with brown markings, and one white, freckled paw.

When we adopted her from the animal shelter, we were told she was about three years old and had been picked up on the side of a busy road.  We often wondered what her life had been like before she became ours.  And we loved her extra hard to make up for those few years we didn't have her for our own.

It's so hard to say good-bye to someone who is all goodness and kindness. 
Love you forever, Abby Girl!


Claudia said...

Oh, Karen, I'm so sorry. Abby was beautiful - in fact, she reminds me a great deal of our dearly departed Winston - and I know she brought joy and fun and, above all, LOVE to your home and family.

Sending you a big hug.


Melinda said...

Soo sorry to hear of Abby's passing.
Pets bring so much to our lives, it
is hard when they are gone.

Blessings for you and your family.

M : )

Mari said...

I'm so sorry for this loss. Our pets become such a part of our families!

Mereknits said...

Bless you and your family Karen, Abby Girl was such a beauty and very lucky to find her forever home with all of you. I am so, so sorry for your loss, sending you a hug,

Susanne said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your furbaby! They truly are part of the family. May God comfort you all.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I'm so very very sorry for your whole family to lose Abby :( I love all the pictures though and I can tell that she had a wonderful life with you and your family. They are ours for only a short time and we have an awesome responsibility to care for them, and I know you guys did just that. That's why she loved you so! :)