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DOB: September 12, 2003 - March 25, 2011
We decided to purchase a Boxer and we went about it in a way I would
now, not recommend but it was a decision I will never regret. When I saw
that flashy fawn girl with a mind of her own (the other puppies were
playing together while she went on her own finding sticks), I just knew she
had to come home with us. Mark said we had to think about it and in typical
'Melissa' fashion, this little girl was coming home with us within days.
She tested our patience contantly; she was so sweet but she sure could
get into trouble. Their wasn't much she didn't eat and 'come' was not in her
vocabulary. She did eventually outgrow these things to the point that she
was very trustworthy off-lease. This however did take some years.
Abby was with us constantly, she came with us on our honeymoon and
travelled with us to horse shows. When she was not even a year old, we
discovered she had a juvenile cataract and she was operated on a day
after her first birthday. This surgery seemed quite succesful at first but she
started having further problems which turned out to be glaucoma (a risk of
the surgery). We had to make the decision to do another surgery on her
eye, where the inside of the eye was removed and she would be blind but
still have a fairly normal looking eye (as you can see in some of her
When we got Haley and Esme, she truly enjoyed having a friend to play
with and was an excellent puppy raiser. It is with great sadness, Abby
passed away in my arms after being rushed to the vets. She died of a heart
problem. She will always be in our hearts.
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