"Every year our vet has a memorial wreath in his office and owner's of pets that have gone to the Bridge can put an ornament on it. This is my ornament that momma and Buddy placed for me. November 18, 2013"
Nicknames: Abba Dabba, Abbykins, Little Girl, The Pup, Mupsey
Gotcha Date: March 17th 2001
Birthday: January 12th 2001
Arrival Story: Shortly after moving to Ottawa, we decided we needed a dog for our acreage. On the ride home after adopting her, she turned to me and gave me a kiss, she then turned to my husband, wagged her tail, and threw up all over him. As there was still quite a way to our place, and it was mid-March in Canada, we opened the windows in the car, turned off the heat and looked for the shortest way to our place.
Bio: As a young pup, Abby, was involved in agility. She has had to give up her agility career due to our move back to Saskatchewan and her severe lack of any sort of attention span. As she now has spondylitis in her spine and osteoarthritis in her back leg she is moving a little slower, but she still has days when she is the pup of old.
Abby was diagnosed with Mast Cell Carcinoma in June 2012 and went to the Rainbow Bridge on August 5, 2012. We miss her dearly and will always love her.
Special awards: Thank you STAFU for making me featured pup of the day on September 14, 2008. STAFU Dog of the Month for May 2009. STAFU Showpup of the Week for Nov 6, 2009.CDAC Dog of Month for June 2010. Honorable Member of the Week in the Kit Kat Club, July 9-16, 2010. Madd Hatter of the Week in Dog Park U.S.A. May 15, 2011
Admin of the Month: October 2010 and March 2011 in CDAC,
Ruler of the week: November 7-13, 2010 and July 17-23, 2011 in Rotties Rule.
One of Dogster's Diary Picks on November 1, 2008, December 10, 2009, March 20, 2010 and July 11, 2010, November 4, 2010, January 16, 2011, March 21, 2011, June 15, 2011, March 24, 2012, March 29, 2012, June 7, 2012, August 3, 2012, June 10, 2013, August 7, 2013, November 22, 2013
Rosetta Pup in Rotties Rules - March 18-25, 2012.
November 18-24, 2013 - Princess Diva in the PDPC group.
'Twas the night before Christmas, at Rainbow Bridge too.
We Bridgekids were thinking as always of you.
We'd seen how the holidays weren't bright this year,
Heard you whisper so often, "I wish you were here!"
We know how you wish you could just stay in bed
And sleep through the holiday lying ahead,
When all celebrate with their loved ones so near...
Unless they have loved ones on this side this year.
But we're no less alive here, on the other side.
If you could just see us, you'd've laughed and not cried.
The dogs all in harness, pulling the sleigh.
The cats all in Santa hats pointing the way.
The pet birds all flying back over the rainbow,
Bound homeward in spite of Earth's darkness and snow.
All the pets that you've lost, pets for whom you've cried,
Flying home on this Christmas to be by your side.
If you feel warm fur brush you when no pet's around,
Hear a soft bark or purr, just a ghost of a sound,
We're trying to tell you we're visiting this way,
And our visits, even rainbows, can be on any day.
But for Christmas we have something special to do,
A sleighful of happy dream visits for you.
On doggy, on kitty, on winged friend and ferret!
The love that you lavished, we mean now to share it!
We're fetching that love home, the way we once played,
With the closeness we shared and the memories we made.
Our Earth lives with you were too short for us, too,
And on this Christmas Eve we have so much to do.
So all through this night as you sleep in your beds,
Sweet visions of furbabies dance in your heads.
This one special night we can bring you Home for a while,
Your true home in Heaven, where again you will smile.
Over the rainbow you'll fly, for a short while this night,
Hours that you'll be happy, hours that will feel right,
Hours to cuddle and hug us, to run and to play,
Before the return to Earth in our magic way.
And when you awaken and face Christmas Day,
We pray you'll remember your trip on our sleigh,
But in case you forget, just remember our love.
Remember us watching you, your angels above.
Sending love wrapped in rainbows, shining and bright,
Love that will guide you through the darkest night,
Love found in each memory unwrapped through the year,
Replacing dark sorrows with Christmas cheer.
Leave the toys to St. Nick, we Bridgekids bring dreams,
Sweet visits to remind you all is not as it seems
When you look all around you with tired Earthly eyes.
If you saw as we do, there'd be joy and surprise.
There are furangels waiting by those Christmas trees,
Always there for you and hearing your pleas.
We're never more than a thought away from your home,
You're never forgotten, you're never alone.
Nor are we alone here, with our Rainbow Bridge friends.
We know only joy here, the celebrating never ends,
And after our reunions with you Christmas Eve,
We Bridgekids will party like you'd never believe.
But we'll slip away often to be by your side.
Sitting there watching you, eyes open wide,
Praying you'll be able to catch a glimpse of us, too.
But whether or not you see us - Merry Christmas to you!
Thank you to my Secret Santa for the beautiful rosettes. I am keeping a close eye on everyone down there, and helping Santa make his naughty and nice list. I don't think I will try to figure out who my Secret Santa is, but thank you so much! Hugs!!
Thank you Dogster for giving me one of the Daily Diary Picks today! I am very honored. No need to send rosettes pups, but bones are always appreciated.
A number of pups have asked mom about the memorial wreath in my last diary entry. Our vet started this annual event a couple of years ago. There are a number of wreaths throughout the veterinary clinic during the holiday season. Our vet's office holds their annual "Forever in our Hearts" meeting, and then, those wanting, can decorate an ornament to place on a wreath in memory of their pet. If you cannot get down to the office, you just need to contact the clinic and they will decorate and place an ornament in memory of your pet. At the end of the holiday season, you are asked to pick up your ornament. A number of people do, but if you choose, you can leave your ornament there. We think it is a wonderful tradition that our vet has started.
Thanks again, Dogster for the honor and thanks everyone for reading my diary!