Abbie - lived until April 25, 2007, giving us almost a full 12 years with her. Hip dysplasia and her age contributed to her death. During the last, she was sad, yet reached out for me with her paw, she’d sometimes be in pain, but she still kissed me gently, she would breath hard, yet she’ll follow me around the yard waiting to be petted, her hips and legs refused to easily lift her, yet she would stand next to me with her head on my lap while I slept. Because of love for Abbie, I had to yield and release her. Abbie was mother to our Bailey and P-Nut.