Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We are going to miss you Abby...

Christmas 2009
Amesley and Abby 2008
Christmas 2005
Mom and Abby
Dad and Abby

Abby passed away June 6, 2010 at the age of 8.5 years. Up until about 10 days earlier she had been a healthy dog. She went into the vet on May 27th after vomiting all night. The vet thought she had pancreatitis. On Friday, a specialist was called in to perform an ultrasound; however, all the test run on her were inconclusive. Her platelet counts were very low which may have indicated a possible lymphoma.

We have lots of memories with Abby over the course of the passed 8.5 years. The last few days have been tearful. We have been remembering all of our great memories with our "bruiser" as we called her. We will greatly miss Abby...

  • sitting on the couch with me as I do my bible study

  • laying under the desk at night as we work on our computers

  • scooting on her belly across the floor

  • running to the kitchen at the sound of a cereal bag opening or the refrigerator opening
  • barking at the trash bag as Wayne shakes it to put it in the trash can
  • chasing squirrels in the back yard
  • dodging "landmines" in the back yard:-)
  • sunbathing in the window or at the storm door

  • greeting us at the door as we arrive home

  • watching out the storm door as we go out to get the mail

  • barking at the doorbell or the people who walk by

  • waiting at the kids door as we lay them down to bed

  • cleaning the floors under the kidos seats :-)

  • squeezing between the cabinet and my legs as I cook to make sure nothing falls on the floor

  • squeaking a toy as if to say "let's play"

  • playing chase around and around the couch
  • giving you your weekly "Tuesday Bath"
  • running after "tissue paper balls" at birthday parties and Christmas
  • snoring and making noises in her kennel beside our bed at night

    WE LOVE YOU ABBY!!!!!!


JenPalermo said...

This is such a sweet tribute! You are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you guys.

Krista said...

I am sad to hear about your loss. You were such great "parents" to Abby. She lived an enchanted dog life. I will pray for you as the Lord brings you to my mind. Once again, I am thanking God for giving you the pitter patter of little children's feet which will, no doubt, help to alleviate the pain of missing Abby.

Steph said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Abby. I'll be praying for guys!