Posted by: scrabblequeen | January 19, 2009

Sad Puppy News

I’ve waited a week to share this while I was waiting for an update from Stephanie on Abby. Remember Abby?
It’s started suddenly last Saturday. Abby was having some weakness in her front legs and couldn’t seem to stand on them. Dave and Steph took her to the vet Sunday morning for tests and some observation. She got worse as the day wore on, with the weekness extending to her back end. They took her to U.C. Davis veterinary hospital for more tests. Sometime this week they got an answer. Not Good. Abby has ALS.

Her people, who love her very much, cannot afford to keep her hospitalized any longer. It is possible, with some good nursing care, that she might have a remission which could give her several good years yet. The breeder is going to take on Abby’s nursing. All good thoughts and prayers for both doggie and people appreciated. Don’t forget “little sister” Ella, either. She is having to adjust as well.



  1. Oh, that is sad news, but let’s hear it for responsible, loving breeders! Prayers and good vibes for all.

  2. Oh, so sad. Keeping Abby and her family in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Very sad indeed. Sympathy to Abby’s family, and all best wishes to the breeder.

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