My new member to my family.
April 19, 2003
I will have to take
some real good pictures to put on here
My Little Angel
sent from above
really didn't want another dog right now.
It is too soon after losing the others.
But My Pebbles is so lonely and crys when I
go to work. I decided she needed a playmate.
So I took her to the pet store to see bunnies, ferrets, guinea pigs
and to the shelter to see cats. She wasn't interested. Then I got
brave and went to petfinders and started looking at dogs.
I saw Abby and she got to me.
A special little girl who was chained to a truck & abused. No
one to love her or socialize with. So I decided to email to find
out more about her. Well they wanted me to come see her.
So Pebbles & I did. I figured I probably wouldn't get her but
for Pebbles sake I would go & see.
She was so scared and timid. Took her a while to trust me to
pet her. And of course she took my heart. I really liked her.
As for Pebbles- she sniffs her & it will take time for them to
adjust to each other but they get along OK and it will be
company for Pebbles. So for now we are in the adjusting stage
and she is learning to trust me. In a few weeks I will update
this with what is happening in our lives.
I do know that she is a sweet, shy and beautiful little girl who
is adorable as can be.
June 2003- update
Well my little girl is doing great. Except for a few minor problems
(like using inside for a bathroom cause its raining out, and
chewing up my stuffed animals) she is getting lots better.
She is gaining weight and follows me everywhere. She is still afraid
of the register,dishwasher & we won't even mention the sweeper.
Spoiled rotten and thinks the bed is her home. She loves Pebbles
& this week I had to have Pebble's teeth pulled. Abby was a mess.
Lost puppy. When I went to get her and the vet brought her in the
room- Abby ran to her like she found a long lost soul mate. It was
only a day. Anyway she has a home now and is adjusting great.
Smiles at me (That's funny) and is at my side all the time. I have
added some picts at the bottom of her smiling and a more relaxed
January 2004- update
Abby is doing better now she isn't afraid of the registers and runs real
fast past the washer & dryer to go outside. But The sweeper is definitely
on the No No list. She constantly wants love and attention- probably to
make up for all those years when she didn't get any. Her health isn't real
good as she is still on thyroid pills and I am taking her to a chiropractor
to see if they can help. She crys at night and we can't seem to find the
cause. But she is so sweet and loving and when she looks at you with
those big brown eyes she will melt the coldest heart. (Apparently her
last owner didn't have one to melt.)
She is a joy in my life and I do not regret taking her in even though it's
been rough. She is devoted to me and what more could I ask.
Will be posting more pictures soon.
May 2004- update
Well Abby is going through a rough time. I lost her buddies a couple
weeks ago and she is a mess. The night I brought Pebbles home to
wait from the man to come To take her for cremation, Abby ran to
the couch and stayed by her side. When it was suppertime, Abby sat
up and tried to wake her with her paws to tell her to come to supper.
It was so sad as she wanted her to eat with her. Needless to say she
hasn't been eating well since. She is so lonely and so sad when I go to
leave. Those big brown eyes make me cry. Then unfortunately, last
week the Dr found the tumor I told him about. It has to come out. So
the 18th she will be operated on and the ultra sound to see if there is
a reason for her crying. I am worried sick over it. 5 years of abuse and
only one of love and attention and I could lose her.
She's better tho- she won't stay there but tolerates the sweeper. and
is getting more loving every day.
June 2004- update
The lump was OK but her lungs are in bad shape. There was a massy
cloud over one lung. She is on antibotics and breathing better but we
still need to find out what is wrong with her lungs. She goes back for
more testa in a couple weeks. Also he checked her tyroid again to see
if her meds are OK.
Update June 07, 2004
Her thyroid is fine but must stay on the medication. Her lungs are now
clear. But I will have to watch her as it seems she has an esophagus that
is pinched and causing her to not swallow all the food. The liquid is what
is causing the pneumonia. She has to take meds & we will watch her to
see how she does.
Ode to an Abused Dog
Someone hurt you, hit you, beat you
would not give you food
The only water that you got
was from a muddy pool
And yet when help did finally come
though you were almost dead
You wagged your tail in greeting
and you tried to raise your head
What gave you strength or made you hope
what helped to see you through
The agonizing hunger
and loneliness you knew
Yet you forgave and took a chance
and graced us with your love
For us to know such spirit was
a gift from God above
This is her smiling at me.
This is my happy camper
This is who's bed???
This is my Angel