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Meeting Abbie

The sad past of Abbie

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Comment from Tom Horonzy
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What a sad story. She was used a chattel by the breeders. Shameful. In time I hoped it worked out. Reminds me of an Old English given to us that was near blind and invaded with stomach cancer. we only had her a short time. She was precious but had to be put to rest shortly after joining our younger male sheepdog.

 Comment Written 29-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 30-Aug-2022
    Thank you, Tom, for your review and kind wishes for Abbie. Dogs in a tough situation and getting rest, even for a short time like your Old English tend to stay with us.
    Best wishes and regards,
    Mary
reply by Tom Horonzy on 30-Aug-2022
    Amen
Comment from Sally Law
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I love poodles and had a toy poodle that lived twenty plus years. They can be highly protective because they are high strung. Dogs are like humans and can process their terrors the same. I will be praying for this dear creature. Sending you my best today as always and best wishes for the challenge
Sal XOs

 Comment Written 07-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 07-Aug-2022
    Thank you for the review and kind wishes and prayers for Abbie.
    Best wishes,
    mary
Comment from K.L. Rockquemore
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I enjoyed reading this story.
As a dog lover and owner, it was easy for me to connect.
I feel sad that she hasn't get gotten comfortable in her forever home, hopefully with diligence of the family and consistency in the home, she will eventually feel safe and comfortable.
The author notes state that the photo is not Abby, they are incredibly adorable dogs.
I have a blonde lab named Sienna, she is 9 yr. old and is my support animal.
Great story, thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 07-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 07-Aug-2022
    Thank you for your review. I appreciate your kind words and hopes for Abbie.
    I came as close as I could show what the real Abbie looks like. Her housemate is named Toby, he is the same breed, large poodle and is well-behaved..
    Best wishes,
    Mary
Comment from Carol Hillebrenner
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This is a really good story about Abbie and give me a clue what may have happened to our rescue before we got her. We've never had a cage but she wants to be in our small RV. She was pregnant not long before we got her, was filthy and covered with fleas, ticks, and dirt. She is afraid of the dark, loud voices, screaming kids, and pretty much everything. I'm so glad you wrote this sweet story because it helps me understand Roxie better.

 Comment Written 06-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 07-Aug-2022
    Thank you, Carol; thank you for the review. I am glad it may help Roxie.
    Best wishes and regards,
    Mary
Comment from LisaMay
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Your story makes distressing reading - "What is left is a dog terrified of life and her surroundings". Puppy-farming such as this where Abbie was exploited for financial gain then tossed aside is purely animal abuse.
Abbie will certainly need patience and love to reconnect with normal bonds of companionship, both with her fellow dog resident and humans.
Your story is written with compassion and concern, conveying your feelings well.

 Comment Written 06-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 07-Aug-2022
    Thank you for your review and kind comments. I appreciate it very much. I am sure that homing Abbie will also have a positive influence on my sister, who is not known for having patience. Both may gain much being together.
    Mary
Comment from LJbutterfly
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This is a sad story of a dog who has outlived her intended purpose, and is reluctant to accept love. It's hard to believe a dog could live for nine years without ever having a home. It may be difficult, but I know your sister extends Abbie extra protection, care and love.

 Comment Written 06-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 07-Aug-2022
    Thank you for your review and kind words for Abbie and her new home.
    Best wishes,
    Mary
Comment from sandramitchell
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Aw, that is so sad! Those breeders, (I have another name for them) should be ashamed of themselves. They used this gentle dog to make them rich and then discarded her. Bless her. I'm glad she is with your sister and that she will love her always. Perhaps one day she will bond with your brother-in-law. Sad, but sweet story, Mary. Warm hugs, Sandra xx

 Comment Written 06-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 07-Aug-2022
    Thank you Sandra, thank you for your review and kind words for Abbie. It is very much appreciated.
    Best wishes and hugs
    Mary
Comment from jessizero
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Poor Abbie has lived such a sad and terrible life. I am glad she has found a forever home where people will love and be patient with her. I will say a prayer for Abbie. Thanks for sharing, and best wishes to you.

 Comment Written 06-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 06-Aug-2022
    Thank you Jessi for the review and kind wishes for Abbie.
    Best wishes
    Mary
Comment from Wendy G
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This was so sad, and it breaks my heart to hear of a dog being used and abused for people's greed. I do pray they will all continue to show love and care for her. I am sure she will respond in time to their efforts. Poor sweet darling. Well written story for the club.
Wendy

 Comment Written 06-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 06-Aug-2022
    Thank you for the review and the very kind wishes for Abbie.
    Best wishes
    Mary
Comment from joann r romei
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Aww, I am an animal lover and I feel so sad for this dog, I'm certain with gentleness from your sister and your brother in law she will warm up and feel safe. Steak bones are a must.

 Comment Written 05-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 06-Aug-2022
    Thank you Joann, for your review and kind wishes for Abbie. It is appreciated.
    Best wishes,
    Mary