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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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We lost Abby yesterday

We lost a great friend yesterday, my hiking buddy of 12 years, Abby.

We thought we had one cancer surrounded and she was improving with the prognosis of another 18 to 24 months of quality life but a second, more aggressive cancer burst inside her, causing massive internal bleeding and overcoming her within days. We could have extended her life by a few more months with another operation but her quality of life would have been fairly poor so the choice was fairly clear and we elected to end her pain.

Hoist a glass to Abby and a life well-lived. Her many adventures, as always, are at www.goldentales.ca



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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:48 PM
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Rick we were told earlier about your loss of Abby,,,our heart felt sympathies go out to you and your wife..You gave Abby a wonderful life and now she's playing and waiting for you two and keeper.


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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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OMG to you and your wife. Abby had a wonderful life with you. Not many dogs have had the adventures that she enjoyed. My thoughts are with you.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:52 PM
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Oh no, I'm so sorry . Through you and your wife, Rick, we've all come to know and love Abby, we will miss her too . Thank you so much for sharing her life with us.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Yes as LP said we have all come to know and love Abbey through your wonderful photography...Rest in Peace.

My thoughts are with you and your wife during such a sad time.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 03:02 PM
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Sweet Abbey you were loved and will be missed. My thoughts are with you and your wife. She is running at the bridge pain free
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Old October 29th, 2010, 03:13 PM
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My heart goes out to you and your family, Abbey was a gorgeous golden girl who was very lucky to have such wonderful parents. I believe in quality of life and for that although it's very tough I agree you did the right thing. I too lost a golden almost 4 years ago, they are so much a part of us it's so hard to let go, Abbey is now pain free, she would Thank You for that. Thinking of you!

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Old October 29th, 2010, 03:26 PM
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I am so sorry Rick, I was praying that her health would have carried her further than the 2 years.


Abby I am sure you are watching down on Keeper
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Old October 29th, 2010, 03:55 PM
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This is a very sad day. to you and your wife, give Keeper a hug for me. GB Abby run free with no more pain. You will be dearly missed. patti & sasha
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:06 PM
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So sorry to hear about Abby, even though I have never met her its as if I knew her through your pictures...my deepest sympathies, give Keeper a hug from me.Abby
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:29 PM
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Rick, I am so sorry to hear about Abby. Please know you, your wife and Keeper are in my prayers. It is devastating to lose a pet. We all share your pain.
Abby You were very much loved here on earth.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:31 PM
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My condolences to you and your wife Thank you for letting us share in Abby and Keepers' travels...she is now pain free and watching over you.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss! What wonderful memorys we have of Abbey! SHe had an awesome life!

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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:45 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. The images of her, her adventures and stories will always remain in my thoughts.

Thank you for sharing Abby with us all over the years.

RIP dear Abby.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 04:52 PM
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I am so sorry Rick

she will be missed..

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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:02 PM
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rick,i am so very sorry,we all loved abby..
abby had such a wonderful life,we will miss seeing her and all her adventures,with you,your wife and keeper..
i am certain keeper too will miss beautiful abby....
no dog could have had a better life than abby and she will be missed,in the beautiful pictures you post for us.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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Aw this is so so sad There was so much hope after the last surgery...she sure was having a hard time
to you and your wife and sweet Keeper who will miss her too.

Abby had a wonderful life and will sit up at the Bridge looking down and waiting for you all. I am sure there are equally wonderful trails at the Bridge as Abby walked on earth.

RIP sweet Abby...run whole young and healthy again at the Bridge!
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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:08 PM
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Oh Rick, my condolences to you and your wife. Abby had such a spirit...You were lucky to have had her add so much joy to your life...
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Old October 29th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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Oh no, i am so so sorry.... I had really prayed that she would bounce back, she had a fighters spirit, and lived such a wonderful life with the two of you I have looked over and over the many pictures and tales you share on your website many times, and was so very loved... Abby my heartfelt condolences to the both of you, she is truly an angel now watching over you..
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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:05 PM
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Rick, I am so sorry to hear that Abby lost her courageous battle.

My heart goes out to you, Carol and Keeper and I hope your pain is soon replaced by all the wonderful memories you have of her.



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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about Abby. My condolences to all of you. As the others have said, through your wonderful stories and photo's it's seemed like both Abby and Keeper are part of our own families. We have come to know them personally. RIP sweet Abby, run pain free at the bridge now. In time you will all be together again. So very few dogs get the chance to live the type of life that you have given Abby and Keeper. They are very lucky pups indeed. Keeper is my thoughts today, she will be a very sad girl for a time I'd guess.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 06:19 PM
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Very sorry to hear that Rick....Abby's adventures will be sorely missed on pets.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 08:01 PM
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That's a beautiful photo of your lovely girl, Rick. So sorry to hear such sad news, big hugs for you both and I hope Keeper doesn't fret for Abby too much. They leave such a huge gap in our lives when they leave us.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 08:18 PM
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:21 PM
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Glass hoisted, Rick, and a toast made in Abby's honor! What a life you gave her! I spent part of the afternoon on your site, rereading your many adventures together.

My condolences to you, to Carol, to Keeper, to Maude and all the kitties. May the good memories quickly outweigh the sad ones and fill your heart with joy!

Abby, pain free and young again at the Bridge
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. Abby was so beautiful and so loved. I will raise a glass to her tomorrow night at sunset.
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Old October 29th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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Rick, I am so sorry for your loss . Lots of hugs to you and yours and a special cuddle to sweet Keeper who will miss her buddy. Abby was very loved and had a wonderful life.

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Old October 29th, 2010, 11:13 PM
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My condolences to you and all of your family Rick.

Here's to beautiful Abby.

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Rick I am so sorry to hear about Abby's passing. to u, your wife and Keeper. Abby was such a wonderful girl and had so much fun on her many walks over the years. You gave her a wonderful life!

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