Sunday, October 24, 2010


TLC comes in many forms......

Being near my love
Due has come over every day. Just having him around has been a comfort - even if I don't feel like playing. I've noticed that he's dividing his attentions between me & Mom. We both are benefiting from his brand of TLC.

Pretty flowers from Miss Dawn.....

Back Scratches from Auntie Dana....

Of course Mom needed a little TLC as well - so there was wine and
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES from Magnolia Bakery (thanks to Aunt D)
(the biscuits were for me of course)

And fall flowers from Miss 'Liv....
Mom and I both are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we have received.
We are relaxing. Watching as many movies as possible in a 48-hr period.
Most importantly - we are spending time with each other.

Ben - Please thank your Mom for her suggestion about rotating food. You were right. Boiled chicken was fine once. Then it was Chicken & Bacon. Somehow that didn't smell appetizing today...(which is hard to believe since BACON was involved.) Mom fixed me a bowl of scrambled eggs this afternoon...I ate the whole thing. I hear HAMBURGERS are on the list.


Sheila and Bob said...

You hang in there and absorb all that love.
Golden's are said to be love sponges and you are sure keeping up the tradition

KT and Lady said...

Yea just keep soaking it up and get strong. Bacon and cupcakes perhaps?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a great friend you have in Due. Glad Ben mentioned rotating food. It's good you're eating something.

Ollie said...

I'm an almost psychic beagle. I was wishing more bacon, biscuits and Due for you today but hamburger, back scratches, cupcakes, flowers, wine and friends...what an awesome Sunday for both you and your mom! Now I'm a happy beagle, too.

deborah said...

sending good thoughts to you

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Abbey, you sure have a great friend in Due. Soak up all of the love from him and your mom and friends. Enjoy every tiny bit of it. Bacon, cupcakes, hamburgers...just can eat anything you want! We love you. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

JackDaddy said...

I'm glad you're eating again and I'm glad your mom figured out to rotate your food. I hope you keep your belly full!!

Emma Rose said...

Just sending some love to you Abbey.

Emma Rose

Anonymous said...

Just as it should be: good friends, good treats (and WINE & BACON) and most of all, LOTS of togetherness. Ben's Momma's right: variety is the spice of life. Peanut butter, icecream, grilled salmon, turkeyburgers (with bacon), mashed potatoes with cheese, scrambed eggs (with cheese), maybe even a little roast duck (hey, you live in NYC, right?) sending love, RileyRex

Lola said...

Due is a true friend. I"m glad he's there for you, but sorry this is hard on him, too. I guess sometimes there's no way around things being hard, but you are all staying strong as well as anyone in the world. You are always in our thoughts.

love from Lola, Franklin and family

Sierra Rose said...

Thinking about you lots Abbey! Movies, yummies and loved ones....warms the heart, soothes the soul... Lots of love to you my friend.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Wrigley said...

Enjoy all the TLC - especially the back rubs! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Wags N Kisses,

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hi Abbey,

We came to say hello and bring you some gentle hugs and snooter smoochies. Lola told us about you. We are very sorry to hear that you have been so sick, but we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugs and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We say one of evFURRYthing!

Khyra and The Golden Khousins

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

You don't know us but we read about you on Lola's blog, Abbey. We know that you are embarking on a journey and would like to say that we are sending gentle woofs and big purrs to give you the strength you and your family will need. You know this already but you have had the greatest gifts that any life can bring in the love you have received and shared.

The Poupounette Gang
in France

Ben said...

Not sure if I am more jealous of what looks like a red velvet cupcake with a nice glass of red wine or your new diet.
On your diet may I also suggest-
liverwurst wrapped in bacon;
breakfast sausages;
bacon stuffed hotdogs;
grilled cheese sandwiches;
hickory farm holiday sausage - yes it does have a use;
SPAM or Vienna Sausages- yep potted meat can be tasty.

Droolin' for you
Ben and the fellas.
PS. The peeps looked high and low for George Clooney while in LA today,I am sad to say he was not to be found. But I will have them keep lookin'.
Sleep tight Ms. Abbey - I will dream of you playin'chase with Due in your park.

Sam said...

Let Abbey eat anything she wants. Abbey knows she is loved - you can see it in all the pictures.

Sending lots of hugs your way.


the booker man said...

miss abbey,
yuppers, you and your mama are very much loved!! me and asa and mama are sendin' you some more gooey nose kisses 'n huggles! keep enjoyin' your rotating buffet of tasty foodables.

the booker man

Anonymous said...

Oooohhh, Ben! Bacon-wrapped liverwurst! I'll bet you've actually HAD that, when you were recoverin' from the Bad Days. Mmmm...I think you should try it, Abbey. Also, sweet potatoes w/a little butter (& cheese...& maybe bacon). sleep loved, RileyRex

Mr. Pip said...

Hi Abbey, I just came over from Lola's blog. I am so sorry that you are not feeling well ...I was just reading some of your older posts and am inspired by your courage and positive outlook. And you are right, bacon really does make everything better!

I am thinking of you and sending you lots of good wishes.

Your pal, Pip

Lila said...

Hi Abbey :)
Our grandparents (we call them Rosie and Papa) are coming to see you tomorrow, they will love you unconditionally,so be prepared for the extra belly rubs.
We love you so much,
love from DC
Bassett hound-ers Georgie and Leroy

Mollys Momma said...

Thinking of you Abbey, Lola blogged about you today and I have to say I am sorry I didn't get to know you sooner but I am glad to know you now. Your determination to make sure your Mom learns as much as she can from you is awe inspiring, she is lucky to have you as a teacher.
We will be keeping you in our hearts and thoughts
With Love
Momma Tea, Richie & Ronnii

xxx xxx xxx

Scout 'n Freyja said...

When the lungs are being pressured filling the tummy makes it difficult to breathe. Lots and lots of small snacks and meals would be great. Another little hint, if rice is involved cook it in beef or chicken broth for extra taste. Chicken livers are also a big hit when we have a sick furry kid in the house. Just boil with a little salt and celery. They can be processed in the blender with a little of the water used for boiling.

Anonymous said...

my little furry niece, my love and prayers are with you. you have a lot of people and animals wishing nothing but peace for you, and you have touched so many people's lives, especially your mom's. i hope she knows everyone is here for her. the unconditional love a pet brings to people's lives is one of the best gifts. all my love, aunt jaime.

road-dog-tales said...

Abbey - You're so right - BACON makes everything better! And you're such a smart girl to have figured out that LOVE (and some laughter) are the best medicine. We are wishing you the best!
PeeS - We came over from Lola's blog - she is a very thoughtful pup.
The Road Dogs

Samantha said...

Indulge, indulge - great life lesson! What yummy looking cupcakes and pretty flowers. Scritches from Aunt D and goodies for you - hope you get just the right foodable you want.... pizza?
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

mayziegal said...


I learned about you from my furend Lola the Shar Pei and I want you to know that even though we've never met before now, I think you are very brave. And I can tell you and your mom have a special bond. And I know you'll take good care of you during this new part of your journey.

Gentle wiggles and wags,

1000 Goldens said...

You have dear friends and you deserve all the love there is!