Monday, May 01, 2006

My Abby


THIS is my sweet Abby. She died Friday night while everyone was sleeping. Mama came downstairs & found the old Abby again-before she got sick, before she couldn't breathe well, before she couldn't walk. She looked so peaceful that it had to be death. Abby was such a SWEET creature. She is like one of those people who love everyone they meet which makes you love them but then you realize that although they love everyone, they love you more & it makes you feel so blessed. I know some of y'all think that I am a hopeless sap who gets too attached to inferior creatures...but really, shame on you for not loving animals. Abby did know how to love. Whatever you think love is-whether it's words or gifts or sex or marriage or sacrifice, whatever LOVE is, Abby possesed it. I wish you all could have met her. Buzzie buried her under our willow tree. I know that the things we love don't last forever but I do wish I could have told her good-bye. I wish I could have laid down beside her one last time on our dirty wood floor & just hugged her. She was by no means a smart girl or a beautiful girl, but she was mine & I miss her.

3 comments:

mama said...

Hey Meg,
I know you wrote this a week ago, but I love it so much that I have read it over and over again. Abby would be so proud and happy! Sunny is doing o.k., but she is awfully quiet, and seems pretty lonely. We can take her out in the front yard now, and she doesn't even want to leave the yard. A little different than the escapades she and Abby experienced along the way. Did I tell you that just two weeks before Abby died she and Sunny had one last romp around the block before Dad chased them down and got them back home?Life was good for her right to the end...
I hope you are having a good week. Mine is much easier than last week, though tomorrow will be terrible. I'll be lucky if I get home before 8:00 (barring a miracle) ah well...
love to you girl,
Mama

Lisa said...

What a sweet girl! She is precious! I love how pets capture our hearts, it is hard to say good bye but I think we are so blessed to have them as part of our lives. They bring us laughter and comfort and will just sit there and let us cry and slobber all over them when we have had a bad day. I love pets and memories with our pets are always good, who knew animals could have this effect on people!

gretka said...

meg,
i understand how you feel about Abby...you know how much i love dogs as well...it's a very big loss for a person who's dog dies. I know how easily can one attach to a dog because of the fact that dogs are so nice, cuddlie and helping in every hard situation...when i feel sad, lonely i always hug and kiss my dogs...they make me feel so relaxed and so calm. They are fantastic friedns..
I remember when our dog died on a last day of my school and my dad came to pick me up from school and told me that...i cried so much, it was very hurting moment for me...we buried him in the wood near the place we live and everytime we go there just for a walk we remember all nice moment with him-it's very nice, Meg...
...Abby loved you