Saturday, February 7, 2009


As you may have read, Lauren updated us on Abby's status. Renal Failure strikes again.

Abby's prognoses isnt as promising as when Destiny was first diagnosed. Destiny's renal failure was slow and chronic - we were able to treat her with fluid therapy and medications... and I got Destiny for 9 more precious months. Abby's diagnoses isnt as promising because her kidney failure is too advanced. Fluid therapy would only prolong her suffering.

Abby's family are now with her, making her comfortable, and saying good bye. My heart is aching, I can hardly stand it.

I met Abber-dabbers just over a year ago. She greeted me enthusiastically when I went to look at my apartment. Her favorite thing to do is to race around the house with her buddy Bruce, and play "keep away" with him, teasing him by grabbing a ball, and knowing darn well that she is faster and more agile than him... always winning the game.

She is a cuddly little girl - loved to crawl up on the couch and snuggle. Her passion is chasing the cats... Jake is her favorite to chase because he actually runs. Opus looks at her as if to say "get a life dog"...

She also kept up on her working skills by herding the many chickens my landlords have - it kept her busy because Lauren and I were quick to name the new hatchlings this summer, and we have 3 roosters as a result. Abby made sure they were all rounded up and accounted for.

Her humans are her most prized of all... six kids total, Lauren and Chuck. Her breed of Border Collie made her loyal by genetics... but her amazing heart and love for the family made her loyal by intention.

Having just gotten through Destiny's passing of the same damning disease, its hard to even comprehend why - its easy to get angry at the unfairness of it all, and its heartbreaking and devestating to think we are losing another beautiful baby girl as a result.

Please shower Lauren, Chuck and the six kids with love, snuggles and hugs...



Raising Addie said...

We are so sorry to hear this.

She sounds like an amazing and sweet dog. I'm not sure what it is about this year, but it sure has been filled with sadness so far.

Abby you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Our dear Zoe and Destiny have paved the way for you this year and are waiting to see you. Give them a big kiss from us ok and tell them that we miss them dearly.

Keep your chin up Cilly. It has just got to get better.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Staci

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Mom and I are furry leaky now...

Too much bad stuff recently 'here' but we'll get through it TOGETHER!

Abby's peeple are the best fur letting her go so she khan run around and tour the sights with Zoe and Destiny.

As Karen Ramstead (Siberian musher) says we spend our/their whole lives telling them we love them, this is when we khan prove it to them.

Hugz&Khysses TO ALL,
Khyra and Phyll

Josh and Jess said...

Oh no. What devastating news. Our heart goes out to you and Abby's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Josh and Jessie

Samantha: said...

Oh no - I am so sad to hear this bad news about Abby. I cry big tears when I read this post, Cilly. It is heartbreaking for sure. Me and my peeps send big hugs and prayers to Abby's family and to you too. We wish we lived nearer to give you a big squeeze.
Sammie and her mom and dad

Lacy said...

w00f's Cilly, Abby and her family izz in our thoughts and prayers..its sooo hard when we lose them..

b safe,