Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My Baby Girl is 15 Years Old!

Abbey turned 15 today. Hard to believe that I’ve had her in my family for almost half my life! When we brought her home she didn’t even weight one pound, and now she’s a whopping eight. We celebrated today by treating her to a cheese quesadilla and her own cake. For her present she got huge bags of Pup-eroni treats, her favorite.
My eyes well up knowing that this will be her last birthday with us. Her health has taking a toll for the worse in just the past six months. Her sparkling eyes have clouded over and she practically blind. Her arthritis gives her issues on bad stormy days and her hearing is to the point where we have to shout at her. But, her sense of smell still works great though and has a very healthy appetite. Just the other night she went outside, went through the garbage and found a steak bone to gnaw on. It took me about an hour to find where she was at. Still the tricky pooch and my baby girl no matter what age she is.

Quirky Quote: "Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." - Bonnie Wilcox

Random Recommendation: Write a friend that you’ve thought about. One you haven’t heard from in a long time.

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I know, I know...I shouldn't give her chocolate or sugar, but give her and me a break. She's 15! She deserves to live on the edge in her old age.

4 comments:

orangemily said...

Fun, you are so nice to your puppy!

Kami said...

I can't believe you still have her! I remember her from the old house in K-town! I am home on maternity leave right now and saw the NKOTB. It made me think of you. You loved them at one point right? Tell your family hello!
-Kami

Kami said...

I meant to say I saw NKOTB on the Today Show...not in person. : )

DebraPants said...

Aww... she's so cute. I'm glad you got to celebrate her birthday with her one last time.

I'm glad I ran across the link to your profile so I could check out your blog. It's been a long time. Too long.