Abbie


Golden Retriever
Picture of Abbie, a female Golden Retriever

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Home:Corinth, MS  [I have a diary!]  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Nicknames:
Flabby, Nappy, SuperPooper, Happy Flappy, Flabbiola, FleaBiscuit

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-purebred

Likes:
Visitors, going for rides in the car and helping herself to cookies from the cabinet. (She opens the cabinet and literally helps herself.) She also loves to take baths and to get scratched, especially on her rear.

Pet-Peeves:
Her friend, Sandie, stealing her food and taking her mama's attention from her.

Favorite Toy:
a squeaking monkey or mole

Favorite Food:
carrots, any dog treat, any people food

Favorite Walk:
to her food bowl or to the car

Best Tricks:
opening cabinet doors, giving high fives, sitting pretty, and of course, retrieving anything.

Arrival Story:
When we went to purchase a pup, all of Abbie's brothers and sisters were running around, just having a good time. Abbie, on the other hand, smiled her cutest doggie smile at us, and came right to us...I knew she was the one, she picked us!

Bio:
Abbie has had several major surgeries in the last two years. (Two major cancer surgeries and two blood clots in her ears.) She is a cancer survivor and a real trooper...the last surgery was the worst...she had 26 stitches and drains galore. When we had a new refrigerator delivered the day after her surgery, we put her in our bedroom until the delivery men were finished. Well, she jumped on top of our bed (a very high bed), to see over the board I had used to block the door. All I could think about was her tearing open her stitiches, and all she could think about was that she couldn't be involved in all the excitement. She is a sweetheart, but definitely is tough! Abbie had yet another tumor removed in 2005, and was just diagnosed with early kidney disease. Her diet has had to be changed...which has now forced me to do creative things with her food to entice her to eat it. This was never a problem before...but as long as Abbie wants to be with us, I'll do whatever I can to make her happy and comfortable. I'm convinced that she has stayed alive this long because of her undying love for us......she owns our hearts! Abbie has crossed the Rainbow Bridge on July 2, 2007...I have lost the dearest, most loyal dog that I have ever owned. I am heartbroken, but I know she is in a better place , and she's forever young, shiny and playful, having fun romping with her best friend, Sassy. She will never be forgotten.

Forums Motto:
I'm old, so give me what I want, woof!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
July 1st 2004 More than 10 years!

I Was In The:
See me in Dogster's 2005 Holiday Picture Party!
2004-2005 Holiday
Picture Party
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Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
46783


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My Recent Life, as Told by Abbie


Yet another surgery...

June 9th 2007 3:40 pm
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Last Thursday mom had to take me to the vet to get another cancerous tumor removed, two cysts drained and an abscessed tooth and a couple of other teeth pulled. Because of my advanced age, my mom was very reluctant to make me go through this. She thought long and hard, and made the decision that she couldn't left me go on with a sore mouth, and the tumor would only get bigger, so she put all her faith in my doctor and God, of course, and elected to have me treated. She was so worried about the anesthesia, but my doctor gave me gas. He was a little apprehensive too, hoping above all odds that my heart and electrical system wouldn't shut down. He proudly told my mom, that I went out and came out of the gas just like a two year old would have. I later went home and ate, but had a restless night. The next day, I didn't want to eat, because I kept throwing up everything I tried to eat...so I just gave up. Mom called the doctor, and said to come in on Saturday if I still had trouble eating. I did, so she took me in ...I had blood work done, three shots and some more meds. While waiting for my blood work results, the most handsome Golden I've ever seen, walked in with his grandma. He immediately came over to me, even though I tried so hard to play hard-to-get! We hit off really well, even though he was just a youngster of 11 years! To make a long story short, when I got back home, all day Saturday was just more of the same. Sunday came, and my mom was getting really stressed and mad at herself for doing this to me...I never was mad at her, I knew she was trying to make my final time on earth as comfortable as she possibly could. I gave it everything I had, and when she held out her hand with a new kind of food, I ate it and kept it down...she kept giving me small amounts a few hours apart, and I kept holding it down. Then at about 12, my human sister brought her two monsters to stay with us, because she was going out of town for a few days. Here I am with 12 stitches in my head, and I tell you, I was so happy to see those nuts. I even got to feeling so much better, that I managed to steal a little bit of their food from them...ha, payback is so sweet! I am doing so much better now, I even have a little pep in my step, and my breath is so sweet and fresh, not to mention my ears don't smell funky anymore...my mom proved she knows best, and I'm still here because she had faith that I could handle this latest surgery, and I couldn't let my mom down...I 'm so happy to say that it's so good to be alive at the ripe old age of 15!

 

I'm 15...

May 20th 2007 3:17 am
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and I can do what I want! I walk a little slower and I sleep a little longer, but every chance I get, I stay by my Mom's side. I still let her know how much I love her, even though I can't do a lot of the things I did when I was younger. I think she understands, because she always tells me that I'm her good girl and that she loves me. I am hanging on to this precious life of mine, because I love my family so much, and I know they love me just as fiercely. I have lived a very rich life...I have been blessed! To all you doggies out there, be good to your people, it will come back to you tenfold!

 

My New Diet

August 9th 2006 6:00 pm
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Well, since I was diagnosed with early kidney disease, my Mom has to feed me prescription dog food. Oh, it is gross! I used to live to eat, now I eat to live, and it is getting harder for me each day. My mom has to cook up a batch of ground beef, torn up white bread, a chopped hard boiled egg with some tums added into this concoction. She mixes it in my food, and I will eat a little more than I have been. It kills me to see them eat all this great stuff, and I don't seem to be getting any of their food any more. I still can throw them my most sincere, forlorn face, and they can actually ignore that. I must be losing my touch! Next, I throw up a high five....you know, reminding them that hey, I'm still into snacking on their food, and no luck. Somebody, help me...I want to eat some real food once in a while! Oh well, at least they still love on me and let me have the total run of the house now...that's a pretty good thing for an old girl like me! Got to go...I need to get my water bowl and bring it to my mom, I drink a lot of water these days, and it runs out so fast!

 
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