July 24, 1999 ---- August 14, 2001
MY GOLDEN ABBY"
As probably in other peoples lives there is always this one pet (to some almost human-like) that seems to step in and take over a huge part of your heart. And when they are gone it leaves a huge gaping whole that almost seems it can never be filled. This was the case with Abby. She was the most precious thing my little girl. My husband got Abby for me as an anniversary present. She was 7 wks. old the day I brought her home. I raised and trained her myself. My youngest son Tyler loved to go out in the field with her and hit the tennis ball as far as he could and she would chase it down and
bring it back.
She loved playing "tennis".
When she was a little over a year old she came into her second heat and I decided I would breed her to my male Golden Retriever and raise puppies. This was a wonderful time with her. She had a great pregnancy and did really good with the litter of 8 puppies she raised. She was a great mommy. This seemed to draw us even closer. It didn't matter where I went in the yard she was
always there beside me.
Then shortly after her 2nd birthday I had to let her go. She always stayed in the kennel and was only out while we were home. My husband son and I left for about 45 minutes and left her at home with my other son. As we topped the hill my husband noticed something in the road...when I looked up to see what he was talking about I realized it was Abby! She was killed instantly. She was still warm and soft just like she was only sleeping. I even questioned that she was even actually dead. But in reality I knew she was but I just couldn't get that thought in my head. I had lost one of the things that meant so much to me in my life. I felt like for a long time that I let her down.
I just had to realize that accidents do happen. Even though it has almost been a year now I still have a really hard time dealing with or talking about her. I look at pictures and remember the great times
(short time) that I had with her.
I just wanted to write
some things down in a tribute
to her life.
She was a wonderful loving
and caring little lady.
I'll remember you always "Ab".
My love is with you.