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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

From the Highest High . . . .

Okay, let's get the frustrating heartbreak out of the way, first.

From my previous post, you'll see that The Pregnant One had her baby! A little girl, as expected, and all is perfectly, wonderfully well regarding her arrival and current state.

However . . . . The new parents had this sweet "first baby". Here she is, posing for me in front of last year's Christmas tree. She was SUCH a good dog, and Mommy & Daddy were SO looking forward to introducing her to the baby when they arrived home yesterday.

A disaster interrupted the joy late Wednesday, though. Abby was residing with family during the hospital stay . . . and was tempted by something on the other side of the highway . . . and now sweet Abby is gone.

The highest of emotional highs has been followed by the lowest of lows. I just found out yesterday afternoon, and Tom stopped on his way home last night just to check in with them. I'll go down today to . . . you know, just "be" there . . . and help them focus on the joy that is their adorable little girl.


  1. That is so sad! You are right, help them focus on that beautiful baby. It won't take away the hurt about the pup, but it will be a marvelous and amazing miracle of a distraction.

  2. Chicken Mama that is sooo sad! I am such a dog lover that you have me in tears! I hope the new parents' loss is tempered by the fact that they have a healthy baby to love and keep them busy during this hard time. My thoughts are with you all

  3. I agree - way sad BUT things (all manner) happen for a reason. Godspeed!

    Congrats Auntie!


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