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Abby's Mom

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6 Mar 2016

I found this site in 2011 when my beloved Abby passed away. It was a source of comfort and really helped me through that time. Shortly after, I rescued new baby I named Bailey, and she will be 5 in April.

The following year I lost a very dear friend to cancer and his family gave me the privelige of taking his dog Bandit. I was already Bandit's unofficial mama and had known her and looked after her for her whole life.

Tonight I had to make the awful decision to help my precious 14 year old girl cross the rainbow bridge. My heart is breaking so badly right now that I am typing through tears.

So I come to you again, asking for your support as I figure out my new normal without precious Bandit by my side. She was one of the sweetest souls God ever created:)
30 Nov 2011
Hello friends,

I haven't visited the forum in quite some time. I lost my precious little dog Abby on 5/4/11 at the age of 16/1/2. She was my heart and I miss her still with every fiber of my being. But alas, time and this site helped me through the ordeal. Not to mention the sweet new baby I rescued in June. Her name is Bailey and she's such a comfort and quite the little firecracker (a terrier mix puppy)-smile.gif

But today would have been my Abby's 17th birthday and I could not let the day go by without remembering my little girl. I'll love and miss her until the day I cross over and we'll be together again.

Until then...

Happy birthday Abby Doodle, mama loves you-smile.gif

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12 Jun 2011
Hello friends,

Today I made a huge decision and I think it's a good one. I brought home a new baby. Her name is Bailey. She's an 8 week old jack russell/patterdale terrier mix and she's a rescue. She was abandoned and picked up by animal control on Friday. She was saved by a rescue site in Akron, which is nearly 2 hours from where I live. I saw her on petfinder.com and could not take my eyes off her. I drove up today and she's officially mine.

I had stopped feeling compelled to light the red love candle for Abby a few nights ago. I still miss my precious Abby with every fiber of my being and will always long to be with her again. But I also know that I'm a dog person and I'm a good, loving mom.

I have had twinges of guilt today but they are completely overshadowed by the joy of finding another soul mutt-smile.gif I know that wherever Abby may be, she is happy for me and like me, can't wait until we're together again.

But for now, Bailey and I will share this earthly life together, along with my 2 cats (they're still trying to figure out what the heck is going on and they're feeling "some kinda way" about the whole thing at the moment but I know that will change in time).

Ah time, what an amazing thing it is. When I first lost Abby, I thought I'd NEVER be ready to let another dog into my heart and I thought that no other dog would ever live up to her. I have since realized that it's so not about that. Abby had her own very special personality and so does Bailey. It's like having 2-legged children. A mother can have many and love them all the same and appreciate the uniqueness of each one.

I am excited to embark upon my journey with Bailey (she's actually Bailey Rose)...she's the color of Bailey's Irish Cream and the collar she came to me wearing has roses on it.

Thank you all again for the support that you offered to me during this extremely difficult time in my life. I am certain that I couldn't have made it without this site!

May you all find peace with your loss and joy in starting the earthly journey again with a new furbaby-smile.gif

Abby's and now Bailey's Mom

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9 May 2011
Hello everyone,

My name is Caroline and I live in Ohio. Last Wednesday I lost my beloved jack russell/rat terrier Abby. She died naturally (though she did have cushings and liver disease) and I was with her, holding her and loving on her when she took her last breath. It was gut-wrenching.

Abby was 16 1/2 years old and I'd had her since she was about 8 weeks old. I actually got her for my mom, the day after my dad's funeral. I thought a new pet would be good for my mom but it turned out it was the last thing she wanted. So I took Abby with me, as I fell immediately head over heels in love with her. It was soooo easy-smile.gif

Soon I found out that Abby had been born on my dad's birthday and that made her even more special than she already was. I truly believe she was the biggest part of what helped me get through that time. As an only child, I was and am very close to my parents.

Anyway, now that my precious little girl is gone, I am drowning in grief. I go through the motions, going to work, making dinner, watching TV, etc. but I cannot shake this incredible sense of loss and feel as though a part of my heart is missing. There are times when it physically hurts.

I am single and live alone and I recently discovered that I am in a demographic that experiences a loss of this nature in the most profound way. Thankfully, I have 2 cats who I have never been more grateful for, however it is completely not the same and I see my little girl all over the house. Last night, I could have sworn I heard her little nails tapping across my hardwood floors.

I talk to her urn and have been innundating myself with photos of her but I can't help but feel as though I am going nuts. Am I suppose to feel this way? Is this normal?

How on earth will I ever feel joy again? It seems rather impossible at the moment. And even when/if I do, I fear that I will also feel guilty, as though I am betraying her memory.

I've been online looking for outlets to help with my loss and I found your site.

Does anyone have some words of wisdom for me? I keep praying that time will heal and part of me does believe that. I just keep waiting for "time" to kick in-smile.gif

Thanks for listening-smile.gif
-Abby's Mom
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Your Abby is gorgeous, i love the licky smile,!
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