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Dublin
29th December 2008, 12:51 PM
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My parents gave their GSD x Lab her wings yesterday morning. She would have been 14 tomorrow.

Her back legs had been slowly going over the past few years but medication was keeping her pain free, yesterday she couldnt hold her weight to stand to eat for the 2nd day & she didnt even want to eat her favourite food.

They knew this day was coming fast as when I spoke to mum on the phone on Christmas day Mum said she was going down hill fast now, but they had hoped to get Christmas out of the way first.

My Mum adopted Abby from the margaret green foundation where I worked, as a 16 week old pup, her orignal owner didnt want her anymore as she was growing too big & he really wanted a small dog! Mum came out to my job to bring me the lunch she had made me & I had forgotten to take that morning, just as I was unloading Abby from her original owners car & she fell in love with her & took her there & then! My dad wasnt impressed to begin with but fell in love with her too, she was a very sweet pup. She had a good life, alway there with a toy for you to throw down the garden for her - I will really miss her when I go home in a couple of weeks. My parents still have a 9 year ld retriever called Muttley, I just hope he will be ok without Ab's.

Unfortnatly as it happened on a sunday & over Christmas the cremetoriums are all closed, they left a couple of messages on one answer phone but are still waiting for them to get back to them.

Aileen
29th December 2008, 04:00 PM
So very sorry for you and your parents loads of:hug:
---Aileen and the gang (Barney---Jazzie---Jake)

*Pauline*
29th December 2008, 04:23 PM
I'm so sorry Sonia, please pass on my condolences to your parents :hug: :hug: :flwr:

Brian M
29th December 2008, 05:29 PM
Hi Sonia

So sorry to hear about your Mums dog ,14 yrs is a long ,my best wishes to them ,on Sat I lost one of my cats she too had to be PTS and we had had her for 12yrs.:(

pippa
29th December 2008, 07:24 PM
So sorry to hear about Abby.

Shelli
29th December 2008, 09:12 PM
Sorry they had to make such a difficult decision :( Sending lots of :hug: to you and your family.
Run free at the bridge Abby :paw:

Elaine 2
29th December 2008, 11:25 PM
So sorry to hear your news, Run free sweet Abby

cy1266
29th December 2008, 11:26 PM
I'm sorry to hear about Abby :(

I'm also sorry to hear about your cat, it's an especially hard time of year to lose a pet :(

coconut
30th December 2008, 10:13 AM
So sorry to hear that she has passed!!

brotymo
31st December 2008, 01:44 AM
so sorry to hear about Abby. Many don't understand that losing a pet feels like losing a family member (because to us animal lovers, that's what it is!). This is a place to come where the grief from such a loss is understood. Hugs to you and your parents. :flwr:

diddy
1st January 2009, 11:40 AM
Sorry to hear about Abby. Picture her running free at the bridge now with no more pain, and the happy memories she carries around with her. Its especially sad to loose a family member at this time of year. My thoughts are with your parents. Take care
Diane xxx

Nicki
1st January 2009, 04:37 PM
So sorry to hear this sad news - so many of us have lost our precious companions over the last few weeks :(

May it be a comfort to your parents and you, that Abby had a wonderful, long life and was obviously much loved - bless her she was meant to be with them, and I'm sure she will be sorely missed.

In time this horrid raw pain eases, and you can just look back and remember the happy times.


I'm so sorry about the crematoriums, that isn't very good that they are closed and not returning messages :(

misty
2nd January 2009, 09:22 AM
Run free, Abby.

I wish your family comfort while they wait for time to take some of the pain away, so they can 'move on' to the good memories.

Dublin
3rd January 2009, 03:05 PM
Thanks so much everyone, it means so much to be abe to tell people who understand the loss, so many people I know if I was to tell them they'd almost say 'so what, it's only a dog' not because they dont care but because theyve never shared the love of a dog & they dont understand.

I know we've all lost a good few of our treasured companions this last year & I hope that they are all over the bridge playing pain free.

Myself,
Ive lost my boy Leo (chinese crested x maltese - 14.5yrs)
My parents/family dog Abby (GSD x Lab - almost 14 yrs)
My in-laws dog Deano (Collie x 13yrs)
My friend Shelleys Boxer Jungle (13yrs)
My Friend Susans Lab Jake (13yrs)
My Friend Maris lost her Kelpi x Boxer Daisy-Mae she brought to England from Oz & I looked after in quarantine (I think she was 12 or 13yrs)

I just hope that this year brings less losses for everyone

Claire L
4th January 2009, 12:44 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss :hug: