June 14, 2011

Sad Tuesday - we lost a good woofie friend

We've replaced our original photo with this wonderful badge that KC posted on the Cat Blogosphere!


We recently lost a good woofie friend, Abby. Many of you will remember our post of Cousin Trooper and Abby that we did in 2009. Abby has had many health problems over the years, and it was finally her time to make the journey to the Bridge.

We would like to share a little more of Abby's story:


Abby was a Black and Tan Coonhound. Her Mom met
a good friend of hers who was showing her Coonhound, Hannah at a local dog show. That led to Libby and Dazey, the 4th of July girls!

Libby and Dazey's Dad and Hannah got together and had a litter. One of them was Abby. Abby and Sluggo were the "picks" of the litter and went to the breeder. After a while, Abby's Mom's friend sensed something was wrong and drove across the state to rescue Abby and Sluggo In 1999 after Abby had been living with someone who had too many dogs Abby went back to her Mom's friend. She had already had a bath, but was still pretty sad looking when her new "Mom-to-be" met her and was a bag of bones with a dirty collar. She put her head on her new Mom's lap and didn't leave. Her Mom-to-be said no no no and left...perhaps to come back the next day. She did. Abby put her head on new Mom's lap, she went home with her, went right into the tub and that was the start of their wonderful journey.


One word for Abby...a couch potato. She loved the cooler weather, was curious about the beach, liked the big dogs...not so much the little ones. She loved to sample everything that her Mom was cooking and requested ice cubes with her water. :)


Everybody loved Abby. On holidays, she would come over to our part of the state and stay with Auntie El and Cousin Trooper. Cousin Trooper loved Abby! She was a sweet, quiet girl. She was so lucky to have found the perfect Mom who had the patience to work through so many of Abby's health issues and to give her such a wonderful life after such a rocky start. We know Mom Lynn will miss Abby but we also know that Abby will live on in her heart and in the hearts of those who knew her.

Mom put together this slideshow of Abby, we hope you enjoy it.

24 comments:

CCL Wendy said...

What a wonderful tribute to a sweet woofie furiend! I'm sure Sniffie will be with her on the Bridge, so she won't be lonely.

It's her folks who need consoling at this time. We send them our condolences, and wish them some comfort in their memories of Abby.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're very sorry for the loss of your friend Abby. She was a pretty girl. That was a nice tribute and we're sure her mom really appreciates it.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry to hear your sad news - You must all have so many happy memories of times spent together. We bet Sniffie will be showing her the best places to snooze and play with old friends.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

What a beautiful tribute post. We are a bit weepy. ((((hugs))))

Forty Paws said...

Bless her heart. We are glad that she was rescued after a difficult start to life, and was able to live a decent life with 2 other Coonhounds. We know that Sniffie is showing her what to do and they are running free at The Bridge.

Luf, Us

Fuzzy Tales said...

The slideshow (and entire post) is a wonderful tribute to a sweet, beloved woofie.

We're sorry it was Abby's time to cross and are sending our purrs of comfort to her mom and to all her loved her.

Peace and Blessings.

The Island Cats said...

We are so sorry to hear about Abby. She has a sweet face. What a nice tribute to her. We send comforting purrs and headbutts to Abby's family and all those who are missing her so much.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh we are so sorry to hear about your Woofie furiend Abby!! She was a cutie!! Thanks for sharing her story and video with us!!
((((((HUGGGGSSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

PS: We tagged you for the Meow Meow Me Me Meme! Check out our blog for how we did it!!

Marg said...

We are so sorry about Abby but at least it sounds like she had a good life after all the bad beginning. I am sure she will find lots of old friends over the bridge. Big hugs to the Mom.

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry for the loss of your friend, Abby. Gentle purrs and headbumps to you and her mom.

Run free at the Bridge, beautiful Abby ...

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

WE are so very sorry about the loss of the beautiful Abby!

PurrSSSSS

The Whiskeratti said...

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. ::nosetaps::

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

OH, that video is so beautiful - we loved the music and all the wonderful photos. So sorry for the loss of your furiend Abby. Soft woos to her family.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Mr Puddy said...

Beautiful Tribute, and I'm deeply sorry for the loss of your friend Abby.Many Purrs for her family
xoxo

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear about beautiful Abby. That was a beautiful tribute to her. Many purrs and hugs to her loving family.

ML said...

Abby looks like such a nice woofie, I know hers fambly must miss hers a lots.
I's got this posted on tha CB and made a memorial grafik also.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are very sorry to hear about Abby but what a wonderful tribute!

Cats, Chancy, Mumsy said...

We tried to read and comment on this post yesterday but Blogger would not let us...we are so sorry to hear about sweet Abby. Sending up prayers for all touched by her crossing the Bridge. Rest in peace sweet Abby. Hugs and nose kisses

Jacqueline said...

A lovely tribute to your precious friend; Abby was a beautiful sweetheart and we are so sorry for her loss...Wishing you all and her Mommy comfort at this sad time...hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Noll's Nip said...

Sweet tribute. Abby had a soulful face. Hugs to all.

BeadedTail said...

We're so sorry about the loss of your woofie friend Abby. This is a beautiful tribute to her.

Angel Sweet Praline said...

What a nice tribute to Abby. I know how her parents feel right now.

Enjoyed talking with you last night.

Paula

Melody said...

We are so sorry for the loss of Abby. I read her story. What a great story. Sounded like she was loved very much.
the Tribute was so,so sweet. I cryed through the whole thing.
Im a big wuz when it comes to animals.
Im sending lots of purrs and prayers to Abby's family.
You are a dear friend to post this too. Hope all the kitties are well.

AskforLynn said...

Thank you to Abby's Auntie Sharon for such a wonderful tribute to my Sweetiegirl. It was such a special piece that you created. Thank you also to the meowpals for your thoughts and kind words. It means a great deal. Abby is missed. ♥