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It has been almost three weeks since my beloved Abby has passed. PTS for complications to a spinal injury when she fell trying to get into DWs car. A rough collie mix Abby crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Friday, 24 Sept 10 a few minutes passed nine in the morning. We thought she was getting better but a few days before everything turned turn very bad.


I'm going to miss her. She was the perfect dog. Sweet, loving and barking all the time until she was petted. Traditionally trained she performed way beyond the of my Service Dog Jin. Her life was trail and pack work for me and she had a knack for finding people out for walk whether they were lost or making love in the brush. Abby had no interest in Frisbees, balls, or toys. She loved people especially children. She even stood with Jin to protect me one day against three coyotes that came too way close. Acting like a 65lb defensive linebacker to Jins' blitzkrieg attack we were able to retreat in safety from what was a truly potentially bad situation.


Each night I open my window and wish upon the stars then look at the place in my garden where the puppies dance.





Abby loved wearing her pack. All I had to do was take it out an she would come over to have it put on.








Abby and Jin loved to travel.



Jin and Abby at the river Jin's about 8mo.



In the Palm and Eucalyptus forest



Jin at 10 weeks. Just becoming friends.









I am disabled now. Jin is my service dog, not a trail pup or farm dog.

As long as Abby was beside me there was some sense of the trail left.

Jin now inherits Abbys pack with the addition of his Service Dog Patch.




I love you Abby.

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Oh, I'm so sorry to read this. Such beautiful pictures of such an exceptional dog. They're never here long enough. Hold Jin close and let him help you through this heartbreaking time.



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So this is where we part, my friend,

And you'll run on, around the bend,

Gone from sight, but not from mind,

New pleasures there you'll surely find.


I will go on. I'll find the strength.

Life measures quality, not its length.

One long embrace before you leave,

Share one last look, before I grieve.


There were others, that much is true,

But they be they, and they aren't you.

And I, fair, impartial, or so I thought,

Will remember well all you've taught.


Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,

The fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.

And as you journey to your final rest,

Take this with you....I loved you best.


~ unknown


Via con Dios, Abby.

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