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2006 Shelbina Express: Abby


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Female #105, Abby

April 21, 2006

Abby lives in Florida with Bonnie Unsworth.

Abby's first boating trip.

Life jacket drill.
What is this? Abby did not move for a very long time.

These are rescue ears! Not prime Kerry ears.

Abby with sister Bo and brother Gus (veteran boaters)
at Abby's first anchorage.

Well the 2 K's (that's what we call Bo & Gus) love this
and Abby is wondering why?

May 14, 2014

Abby was rescued by Sharon Crockett and Bonnie Unsworth in 2006 at 9 months old.

After about 4 years, their incumbent female, Bo, began fighting with Abby.

Abby was then re-homed with Kent & Georgia Will.

This was the easiest adoption, ever, and the humans even got extra benefits. Sharon's family lives less than 10 miles from Georhia & Kent and she visits them frequently, so little Abby had an escort to SoCal. Sharon would also stop by occasionally to visit Abby and take a little break from her Dad's work assignments (lol!). That is where Georgia learned that Bonnie felt having to let Abby go was too upsetting to be involved in so Sharon asked us to contact her in these matters.

When Abby first arrived, Georgia's Vet found enlarged lymph nodes. This Vet tried to protect Georgia & Kent by saying 'don't get attached until I look the dog over'. But Georgia replied 'thank you Dr. Rey, but he or she is not going back as long as we and draw breath'.

Kent and Georgia had (not long before) lost Blue to Lymphoma (enlarged lymph nodes was the first symptom), and they thought they were going to have that life experience, again.

Sharon uncomfortably asked if Kent & Georgia wanted her to take Abby back (she did not want them to feel like she gave them a 'sick' dog). Kent & Georgia begged her not to take Abby from them and that was that. It turned out to be Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which was cured by medication.

On one of her visits, Sharon mentioned that her parents needed to get some work done around the house but were hesitant to hire someone they did not know. Kent and Georgia have a friend who helps Seniors as part of his church's Outreach ministry and was able to help Sharon's parents get rid of an old car and make some repairs.
Their friend had a blast with Sharon's Dad, and stops in occasionally to help fix a cabinet door or the ice maker or whatever.

Sharon's Mother was an charming lady and came with Sharon to visit Abby a couple of times. She passed on the same day as Kent's and Georgia's Shamus (Dalton's Chaos Theory). Them being able to escort each other over the Rainbow bridge made Kent & Georgia feel better, somehow, about the loss to both of these families.

Through Abby, Kent & Georgia have made wonderful friends, but their families seem bonded by sad events. Sharon told Georgia, quietly, that they have just recently lost Bo. Maybe she and Abby will get along better at the Rainbow Bridge.

May 15, 2014

On a beautiful, sunny afternoon our dear little Abby was relieved of her suffering and passed on her own to the rainbow bridge. A survivor of the Shelbina rescue, she was a cuddle bug at home but loved to go on walks where she charmed the neighbors with her trademark tennis ball and her infectious tail wag. We thank Sharon and Bonnie for allowing us to adopt this beautiful girl and all who have expressed their sympathies at her untimely passing.

Blue's Chaos Abby (Shelbina, #105)
June 12, 2005 - April 27, 2014

Kent, Georgia & Jack


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