I adopted Abbagail on August 15, 2002. She was just four months old. We were together for 8 years, 3 months and 7 days. She was a wonderful friend and companion. I will miss her very much! I love you Abbagail!Every memory is special to me. Here are just a few. Abbagail loved to go bye bye in the car to grandma and grandpa's house. As soon as I would say that she would run to the door. Once I opened the door she went right to the car, no matter where it was parked. Abbagail would always meet me at the door. She would be sleeping on the couch and would walk to the arm of the couch to greet me when I came in. I will miss that sooooo much! HAPPY THANKSGIVING SISSY! NOW YOU CAN EAT ALL THE TURKEY YOU WANT SINCE DADDY WOULDN'T GIVE IT TO YOU. (11/25/2010)|
11/28/10-Hello sissy sis! I was just thinking about you. I'm sitting here scanning pictures of you into the computer so I can have them all in the same place. I miss you so much! I love you baby girl!
11/29/10-Hello my beloved Abbagail. It was just one week ago that I had to say goodbye to you and send you on to another life. I miss you so much. I love you baby girl!
12/06/10-Hello beautiful girl! I will forever hate Mondays. It has been two weeks today since I had to say goodbye. I will never forget that day. It was the hardest day of my life. I will never forget those two dreaded words, "She's gone" and me screaming, "MY BABY." It feels like a life time since I said goodbye. I miss you and love you so much! I talk to you ever day. I just sit and wait for you to come around the corner to see me. It isn't getting any easier. I miss you and love you beautiful girl!
12/10/10-Welcome home baby girl! You look so beautiful sitting on the mantle. I'm so glad to have you back home with me, forever. Daddy misses you so much. I think about you all the time and talk to you all the time. I love you baby girl!
12/13/10-Hello my beautiful baby girl. It was 3 weeks ago today that we had to say goodbye. The loneliness, emptiness and sadness has not ceased. It is just so empty at home without you. They say time heals all wounds well time isn't going by fast enough. I miss you so much. I can't stand it! I love you beautiful girl!
12/20/10-Hello beautiful! Today marks four weeks that we had to say goodbye. It is so hard to believe that you are gone. It seems like a life time. I am staying strong except on Mondays. That is my day to grieve. It is still so lonely and empty here without you. I hope it gets easier cause right now I'm tore up. I miss you so much baby girl. I LOVE YOU!
12/25/10-Merry Christmas beautiful baby girl! It is just not the same without you. I have had some difficult days lately, missing you terribly. This is the worst xmas I have ever had. I feel so empty and lonely. Your brother Fread is here with me but it just isn't the same without you. Enjoy your first xmas at rainbows bridge with your new found friends. Don't eat too much. I miss you terribly. I love you baby girl! I can't wait until the day that I can see you again!
12/27/10-Hi Sissy Sis! Today is 5 weeks since we said goodbye. It has not gotten any easier. It just doesn't make sense to me why you were taken from me so early. It is so hard to explain my thinking right now. As I've said before, I just feel like this is a dream and I will wake up and you will be home or someone will call and tell me to come and get you. I know time heals all wounds but this wound is so big it will take a long time to heal. Christmas just wasn't the same without you. I was definitely not in the Christmas spirit. I think about you all the time and talk to you all the time. I miss you terribly. It hurts every time I think about you. I know you are not hurting anymore but I still wish you were here with me. I LOVE YOU BABY GIRL!
1/1/11-Happy New Year baby girl! It is a new year and I have to start it without you. It was not easy ending the year without you and it is not easy starting the year without you. The years are not going to be easy from here since you are no longer with me physically but I know you are here with me spiritually and in my heart. I miss you so much. I can't stand it. There will never be another Abbagail. You are the one and only. No other dog will ever take your place that is why it is so hard for me to even consider getting another dog. Now is not the time since I have not healed from the loss of you. I certainly hope it gets easier over this year because it is still tearing me up that you are gone. You are gone but not forgotten. I love you very much!
1/3/11-Hello again beautiful girl. It is 6 weeks today that we said goodbye. It is still so hard to believe that you are no longer here. It hasn't been an easy six weeks and it will continue to not be easy. Daddy misses you so much. Sometimes I just can't deal with the fact that you aren't here with me any longer. I lit your candle tonight as I have done for the last five weeks. I will continue to do this until the candle is gone, but only on Mondays, the day of the week I hate so much. You were only with me for a short time but you had an amazing impact on my life. I will always cherish the memories we made together. I love you so much baby girl, more than words can express.
1/10/11-Hello tawnkwonkbrewester. That was one of your funny nicknames I had for you. I don't even know how to spell it. I can't believe today is 7 weeks. Time flies but I still miss you terribly.
I was finally able to give grandma her Christmas gift from you and me. She loved her calendar with your pictures. She loves you so much and misses you so much.She got a little teary eyed when she looked at the calender. She had me hang it in the kitchen, on the wall by her chair so she can see you all the time. I love you very much and miss you very much beautiful girl!
1/17/11-Hey Sissy Sis! It is hard to believe it has been 8 weeks already. I am doing better emotionally, even though I have my moments. I am still very lonely even though I have your brother Fread here with me. It is just not the same without you. I still have a hard time believing that you are never coming back. I miss you so much! My heart still aches. I love you my beautiful baby girl!
1/24/11-Hey baby girl! I went to your favorite place yesterday, grandma and grandpas house. I know you are with grandpa now. Grandma misses you and loves you. I also saw your aunt and your cousins, Kit and Boo. They are living with grandma now, for a bit anyway. They moved back from Vegas because your aunt is sick and needs to go to the doctors here. Your cousins miss you so much too. We couldn't even speak your name because they would start looking for you. They love you too. Your aunt loved her calendar. Last week on Thursday and Friday we had snow days so I didn't have to go to work. They were sad days because you weren't here with me. I made it through but it wasn't easy. I miss you and love you very much sweet girl. I still can't fathom the fact that you are gone. I miss you so much. My heart still aches.
1/31/11-Hey baby girl! I almost forgot to write to you today. I got off work early today because of the ice so I came home and took a nap. I miss our naps together. Then I got up and studied for a bit. When I went into the living room I remembered that I hadn't written to you. Mondays are my days to write. 10 weeks today. It's hard to believe. I still miss you terribly and feel so lonely. I just can't imagine getting another dog right now. You can never be replaced. I wish you were here since I'm off work tomorrow due to the weather but at the same time I'm glad you don't have to deal with the ice. I wouldn't want you to get hurt. My snow days off of work will be lonely without you. I will have to keep myself busy even though it won't help because I think about you all the time. I still have a hard time believing that you are truly gone. I guess some day that feeling will cease but it is going to take a long time. I love you baby girl!
2/7/11-Hey baby girl. I so wish you were here. I had a horrible day at work today and you always comforted me. It was so sad coming home to an empty house. I really needed your kisses today. I miss you and love you beautiful girl!
2/14/11-Happy Valentine's Day Baby Girl! You will always be my special valentine! I love you and miss you!
2/21/11-Hello beautiful girl. I miss you so much. It still doesn't feel right without you here. I still look forward to seeing you when I get home and look for you when I'm watching tv or at the computer and then I realize you are not here. It makes me so sad. I just keep thinking that you will be home soon. I just haven't thoroughly dealt with you being gone. I guess that will change with time. I miss you and love you very much!
2/28/11-Hey baby girl. I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know I'm thinking about you all the time. I miss you and love you very much. My life is just not the same without you.
3/7/11-Hey baby girl. I have lost track of how long it has been but I know it has been too long. I still miss you so much. It still doesn't feel right not having you here with me. I am just not over it and I don't think I ever will be 100%. I miss you and love you so much. P.S. Your brother Fread says hello and yes he is still a pain in the butt. You were the best and always will be!
3/14/11-Hi sissy! I figured out that today is 17 weeks since I had to say goodbye to you. It is hard to believe that it has been over four months. I came home from class tonite and when I parked I was going to look to see if you were in the window and then I remembered you are gone. I miss seeing you in the window every time I come home and miss having you walk across the couch to greet me at the door. I hope some day that it will get easier. I thought it would be by now but I still miss you very much. I look for you all the time and then have to remind myself that you are only here in spirit and in my heart. It still makes no sense to me that you were taken from me at such an early age and I still think that you are just gone and will come home some day. Everyone asks me when I'm going to get another dog and I just can't think about that right now. I am not over losing you and I can't imagine having another dog here other than you. I know some day I will be able to get another dog but right now is not the time. I'm going to go now baby girl. Until next time. I love you very much!
3/22/11-Hey baby girl! I'm so sorry I forgot to write to you yesterday as I have every Monday since you left. I have a lot on my mind and am dealing with some drama at work. I will not forget again. I still think about you every day and miss you more and more every day. The healing process is taking much longer than I expected. Well, it doesn't surprise me that it is taking so long because you were my baby girl and always will be. I miss you terribly, especially during these times when things get crazy. You were always there to comfort me and listen to my woes of life. I miss those days. I love you very much!
3/28/11-Hey sissy! I didn't forget this time. :) I'm still off work, unfortunately. I have really missed you this past week since I was off work. It is just so lonely here without you. I realized yesterday that when I go out and about it is depressing to return home because you are not here. I miss you so much baby girl. One day it will get easier. I have been looking at flowers so I can create your memorial garden. It is going to be so beautiful just like you. I love you baby girl!
4/4/11-Hi sweetness. I just wanted to write to you as I do every Monday. I'm still not back to work and it is really driving me crazy. I wish you were here to keep me company while I'm off work. I miss those days, us taking naps on days I was off work or on the weekends. My naps are just not the same. Wow! I can't believe today is 20 weeks. That is so hard to believe. It feels like you have been gone forever. This is your birthday month so I will be sending you birthday wishes soon. I miss you and love you sweet baby girl. You are forever in my heart!
4/12/11-Hello beautiful girl. I'm sorry I didn't write to you last night but there was obviously a reason I didn't. By now you probably already know that your cousin Kit has joined you at Rainbow's Bridge. Your aunt had to put her down today. She was sick and they didn't know it until the last minute, just like you. Please take good care of your cousin, welcome her, show her around and introduce her to your new friends. I know you will do all of these things because you are such a sweet girl and you loved your cousin. Also, please watch over your aunt and your cousin Boo. They are both going to be very lonely without Kit but let them know that she is okay and that you will take care of her. I miss you very much baby girl and love you very much!
4/15/11-HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY GIRL! I miss you and love you!
4/19/11-Hello beautiful! I'm sorry I didn't write last night. I went back to work yesterday after being off for a month and had to go to class too so I was pooped. We are having bad storms tonite. I wish you were here with me. I always felt safe with you around. I miss you so much baby girl. I heart aches every time I look at your pictures but I am being strong. I love you with all my heart.
5/2/11-Hey baby girl! I'm so sorry I didn't write last week. I finally got my computer back so now I won't forget. Happy late Easter to you. I know you are enjoying having your cousin with you. Tell her I said hello. I love you and miss you very much baby girl!
5/8/11-Hello beautiful baby girl. I just wanted to tell you that I miss you and Love You very much!
5/16/11-I just wanted to stop in and tell you that I miss you and love you very much baby girl!
5/24/11-Hey baby girl! It is so hard to beliv that it has been 6 months already. It seems like it has been much longer than that. The school year is finally coming to an end, thank goodness. I really wish you were here with me because it has been a hellacious school year and you being here would have made it all better. I know I am a day late writing to you and I'm sorry for that. I have started forgetting to write on Mondays. I guess that means I am adjusting with you being gone. I still talk to you every day and kiss you goodbye every time I leave and good night every night. I still miss you terribly! You will forever be in my heart! I LOVE YOU!
08/01/11-Hey baby girl. I haven't written to you in a while and I'm having a moment so I thought I would write to you. I miss you so much! It has been 8 months since I had to say goodbye and it is still so hard for me to deal with you not being here. I am sitting here in tears because I miss you so much! It just isn't fair that you were taken away from me so soon. Your brother Fread has been a comfort since you have been gone but it is just not the same without you. I miss you so much baby girl! I LOVE YOU!!
8/15/11-Hello beautiful girl! Today would have been our 9 year anniversary. It was on this day, 9 years ago that I brought you home. I will never forget the day that I picked you out. Your aunt TT and your aunt sissa were both with me. I decided to look at a brother and sister first and when they told me they had complications during surgery I was a little worried. We went back into the room where all of the puppies were and there you were lying in your cage playing with a toy while all of the other dogs barked like crazy. I said I would like to see that one. They brought you into the room and when I sat on the floor and called you over you came and sat right in my lap. I knew then that you were the one. When you got home the first thing you did was pooped in front of the fire place. You just made yourself at home and settled in just fine. We had a wonderful 8 years, 3 months and 7 days together. Sadly, your last 7 days were quite rough for you. You went down hill quickly and there was nothing I could do but comfort you. I wish there would have beeen more that I could have done but I had no idea you were so sick. The doctors didn't either. I still miss you so much. I have not even gone to look for a new dog because I know no other will take your place. I truly haven't gotten over losing you. I still think about hurrying home to see you and then I remember you are only with me in spirit. I still have a hard time believing that you are gone. I miss you terribly and will always love you! You will always be the best baby in the whole wide world!
11/20/11-Hello my sweet, beautiful girl. I konw it has been a while since I have written to you but pleae belive I think about you every day! Your one year anniversary is drawing nigh and I have been thinking about you more lately, remembering our last weeks together. This weekend last year was our last weekend together and I remember it too well. You were very sick and were fading fast. I didn't know what do you for you. I felt so helpless. I still can't believe that you are gone. I think about that every day. I miss you so much! Your brother Fread has been a great friend since you have been gone and has been there to comfort me. I know he misses you terribly as well. You were his best friend. I am remaining strong during this time of rememberance but may have to take some time to grieve because I miss you so much. I'm going to take you to work with me on Tuesday, your anniversary, so I can show everyone how beautiful you are. I want you to be with me on that day wherever I go. It was not easy saying goodbye to you but I knew I had to do what was best for you. If only I knew months or years earlier that you were sick I could have fixed it. I'm so sorry baby girl. I miss you and love you very much!
11/22/11-Hello my beautiful Abbagail. Today marks one year since I had to say good-bye and set you free. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. Unfortunately, I have been reliving those last days with you as this day approached. Sadly, I remember how you continued to get worse as the days passed. You never acted like you were in pain but I know you were extremely uncomfortable and confused. I felt so bad for you and there wasn't much I could do. I wish I had known that you were so sick before things got so bad because I would have did everything possible to make you better. I miss you and think about you every day as well as talk to you every day. You look so beautiful sitting on the mantle. You will always and forever be my one and only baby girl no matter how many other dogs I have after you. You are very, very special to me and always will be. I love you very much beautiful girl! I know you are at peace and that is what comforts me the most. I love you!
11/24/11-Happy Thanksgiving baby girl. I hope you have lots of turkey. Make sure you share with your cousins Kit, Snowflake, Cali and Minnie and your new friends Kola and Maggie Mae. I love you and miss you very much!
1/1/12-Merry late Christmas and Happy New Year baby girl! I'm sorry I didn't write to you on Christmas. As you know, I was in Florida with grandma visiting your aunt and cousins Boo and Maliboo. You have never met Maliboo but he is a sweetie. He takes good care of your aunt and your cousin. It was nice to see them. I hope you had a good Christmas. I love you and miss you beautiful girl!
4/8/12-Happy Easter baby girl. I miss you and love you very much!
4/15/12-HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY BIRL! IT'S YOUR 10TH BIRTHDAY! I miss you and love you very much beautiful girl!
11/11/12-Hello my beautiful angel. I know I haven't written in a while and I'm very sorry for that. As you know, I do talk to you every day and kiss you goodbye every morning when I leave for work and every night when I go to bed. It still feels so empty here even though I have adjusted not having you here physically. When I pull up in front of the house I still look for you in the window. I guess that will never go away. I miss you terribly and love you so much!
11/22/12-Today marks 2 years that I had to let you go. It is hard to believe it has been two years already. I miss you so much, every day. You were definitely taken away from me much too soon. Our time together was sacred and I will always treasure that time. You will be in my heart forever and ever. I miss you and love you so much! Happy Thanksgiving too!
12/25/12-Merry Christmas beautiful girl! Miss you and love you very much!
1/1/13-Happy New Year sweet girl! I miss you terribly. I love you very much!
4/15/13-Happy 11th Birthday beautiful girl! I love you!
8/15/13-It was on this date, 11 years ago, that you found your way into my heart and became part of me forever. I remember like it was yesterday, finding you just playing in your cage at the Humane Society and playing with you there before I brought you home. We stopped at the pet store to get all of the supplies needed to make you comfortable in your new home. I also remember the first thing you did when you came into the house was poo in front of the fire place. I knew then that you felt right at home. I still miss you every day, kiss you every day and talk to you every day. That will never change. I love you so much Ms. Abbagail!
11/22/13-It was three years ago today that I had to let you go forever. You were the best friend I could ever have and I will always cherish the time we had together. I miss you and love you my sweet baby girl!
11/28/13-Happy Turkey Day beautiful girl!
1/1/14-Happy New Year baby girl! I still miss you so much! I may get a new puppy this new year but not one will ever take the place of you. You are the one and only. I love you!
4/15/14-Happy Birthday beautiful girl! I love you!
7/3/14-Hey sis! Your brother is not doing well. Found out last week that he is diabetic on top of having a hyper thyroid. He is also dehydrated and his sugar level is still sky high. Please watch over your brother and don't let him suffer. I have told him it is ok to go and be with you whenever he is ready. I miss you and love you dearly my beautiful girl!
7/15/14-I sent your brother to you today! I'm sure you two are already together and having fun. I love you both!
11/22/14-Happy Anniversary beautiful baby girl! It was four years ago today that I had to say goodbye. Time has gone by so fast but I have not forgotten about you and I never will. I love you and miss you very much!
11/27/14-Happy Thanksgiving beautiful!
04/15/15 - Happy Birthday Beautiful Girl! I love you very much!
11/22/15-It is hard to believe it has been 5 years already. I miss you so much! Love you baby girl!