Thanks everybody. We're all still reeling a bit. This was totally unexpected and we thought we had several more years with our girl. She was acting off yesterday morning and then threw up several times and was acting like she was in pain so I loaded her up in the van and took her in. At the time, I figured they'd tell me she'd pulled something and we'd be on our way in no time. Then when we got there things went so fast I just can't believe it. They tell us it was likely an aneurism or a blood clot that went to her lung. Thanks for caring about us.
Here she is.
Awwwwwwww what a beautiful baby she was! I enlarged her photo so I could see into her eyes. So loving! A real-life teddy bear!
Alix, it's so hard to lose a pet, they are our family. So very hard to do, but know you've done the right thing for your dear pet. My last dog was 12 when he had to leave us, a shepard/collie mix, and the best dog. I suppose you have wonderful photos of your family with your dog, great times together. Your picture of your dog is really nice, thanks for posting that.
Alix, my heart goes out to you today. So sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Abby. Those eyes tell it all. What a beautiful girl! I'm sitting here with tears on my face. Cherish her memories until you see her again . . . pawprints forever on your heart!