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.