It’s hard to say goodbye

Here’s to all the great pets out there, and how sweet they are to us. Here’s to Abby [raising glass] the little gal who passed away today but was a joy for 15 years! Look at that little tail go.


XOXOXOX to Tracey M.



  1. Abby is indeed a cute dog.

  2. Awwww. Rest In Peace, you little darling.

  3. Aww, that’s such a shame. What a cute little dog. RIP precious. 😦

  4. Aww poor puppy. But I am hurt that you didn’t post the condolence for my hedgehog on friday 😦

  5. i too raise my glass to Abby, and quote Will Rogers who said, “If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.”

  6. awww……..:( I’m sorry Abby died, *She’s uh cutie* :(((((((

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your dog’s passing. My pet canary died a few years ago. I didn’t know how much that bird wormed into my heart. I share your sense of loss. We have two dogs now age 4 and 8. I can’t imagine parting from them.

  8. my heart goes out to tracey & her family!
    what are they gonna do without Abby to boss them around?!?!?!?

  9. still, it’s a boring pic

  10. anuzzer cute nanimal on another hypnotic floor pattern.

    peace to abby, and to the hearts where she lives.

  11. I’m really crying now. Such an adorable dog and it has to go.

  12. I know death, like taxes, are inevitbale, but I hate it when both happen. 😦

    Condolences to Tracy, who now has a hole in her cute.

  13. Poor Tracy – to have lost two dogs in two months.

    My heart goes out to you at this time…

  14. Jan Spencer says:

    I lost my Maltese the day after Christmas, and I know exactly what you are going through. Know that someday soon you will meet again on the Rainbow Bridge. We love our pets so much…it breaks my heart to see them go. (((Tracy)))

  15. Awww Abby looks like an sweet, bright little girl.

    That’s an adorable photo and I can only imagine what a love she was in real life!

    I’m truly sorry for your loss… I’m sure she knew she was loved and will see you on the rainbow bridge someday.

  16. Just remember that all dogs go to heaven. We recently lost our wonderful Westie of 13 years to similar complications 5 months ago, and I still think of her every day.

    RIP, Abby.

  17. Mr. Fluffy says:

    /not a dog person
    //*taking hat off for Dead Cute Puppy*
    ///*sniff* 😥

  18. Beauregard says:

    Congratulations to darling little Abby, for 15 long years of fun and adorability! Good luck Tracey!

  19. Thanks, everyone, for your kind words. Abby was my stepdog and was the longtime running buddy of my partner, whose blog was linked from the post. We miss her terribly and always will.

    And thank you, Meg, for posting this. Talk about laughter through the tears when Nan saw this posted. This is our favorite site.

  20. We lost three of our Lady Kitties in 14 months… I know how this kind of sorrow makes us wonder why we continue to have these lovelies in our lives…

    But I can also tell you that in the 2 years since, we’ve repopulated our home with three more Kitties… We do this because we have so much love to give and because there are so many cute and furries out there who need homes…

    I’m sorry for your loss, but know that there will be another lovely headed your way soon…

    Abby, have a good trip to the Rainbow, and thank you for all of your years of love and laughs…

  21. bye-bye fluffy!

  22. RIP with doggy biscuits and tummy rubs.
    ps. abby say hi to my finnigan when you get to heaven

  23. So sorry. Losing a furbaby is hard…

  24. AWWWWWWW look at the tail its wagging and the poor little dooooggy didn’t know it was gonna die!!!!!
    MOMENT OF SILENCE.Abby would appreciate it if no one posted anything for 5 minutes……..

  25. …& when the veil of dreams has lifted
    & the fairytales have all been told
    there’s a kiss @ the end of the rainbow
    more precious than a pot of gold
    – mitch & mickey

  26. Albertanator says:

    Rik, it is not a boring pic and your a friggin jerk!!

    My condolences to you Abby on the lost of such a beautiful dog!!

  27. Aww, cute little Abby. She’s having a kick ass time in doggy heaven right now.

    Tracy, we’re all here for you. So sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs*

  28. Precious puppy, precious com-
    panion, precious memories. RIP
    Little friend.

  29. What a sweet photo – it is hard to say good-bye, isn’t it? Our furry family members bring such joy to our lives, but I bet we bring the same to theirs.

  30. cool dude dog lover says:

    I can’t take it when pets die. It’s like…like…like your MOM dieing. I just wouldn’t be able to take it if mine died.

    Rest in peace, Abby.

  31. My condolences to Tracey on the loss of beautiful little Abby. May your memories comfort you

  32. Tracey and I thank you all *so* much for your kindness. You’ve made these difficult days a little easier.

    These furkids bring so much into our lives, making our complicated days suddenly simple by just wagging their tails.

    What gifts they are.

  33. Kenny Covington says:

    What a beautiful dog!

  34. heaven’s gain is our loss. So sad to lose your little darling dog.

  35. She’s so adorable! RIP Abby <3

  36. John Stephens says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Abby,it must be hard,but he is in a very good place.I have a Jack Russell Terrier,Scotty,he has a few problems,but he is very cute and I love him very much.I will miss him very much when he’s gone. I will try to post a picture later.