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by Meghann on August 2, 2009

You know those feelings you get deep down in your gut when you can feel something bad is going to happen? Well, I had one of those gnawing at my stomach all of yesterday. I was hoping I was just being paranoid and nothing would come of it, but at approximately 11:00pm last night one of my worst nightmares came true.

My little Abbie suddenly stopped breathing and all attempts to revive her failed. My best friend in the whole world passed away in a blink of an eye and I didn’t even have a chance to say good bye. She was just barely 2 years old and still a puppy in my eyes.


Please bare with me as I cope with the loss of my beloved pet. My eyes are sore from all the tears I have shed and the slightest thought of her sets me off all over again.

It does help to know that Abbie was a very loved, happy puppy who will be missed by so many. I will never forget her smile, waddle or ever present boatload of energy. I miss my Abbie already. Why did she have to be taken from me?….. ๐Ÿ™

1 Tracey August 2, 2009 at 2:36 am

I am so sorry about this! No words can help, but please know that you gave Abbie the most wonderful life imaginable and she will always be with you, watching over and protecting her best friend!

2 Stephanie August 2, 2009 at 2:40 am

Oh Meghan….I read often but never comment. I’m so sorry. I lost my dog in January and I know what you’re going through. Poor little Abbie. I loved reading about her. She knew you loved her, and you gave her a wonderful life. Take good care of yourself.

3 Sarah W. August 2, 2009 at 2:40 am

omg Meghann – I am really sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ™ I was just going to gchat with you but realized a comment would be better suited. She is on Rainbow Bridge now – take comfort in that, please. I’m really sorry you’re going through this – that must be the toughest thing in the world!!!

please please let us know if you figure out why this occured. ugh i really feel sad for you this is so upsetting!!

4 Marianne August 2, 2009 at 2:41 am

I’m so sorry to hear this ๐Ÿ™ Poor Abbie. I can’t imagine losing a pet so suddenly, when they are so young! You know that you loved her and gave her the best life she could ask for, and that she will always be with you. Whatever was wrong, at least she isn’t in any pain. I’m sure she’s smiling down from doggy heaven.

5 Amy August 2, 2009 at 2:43 am

Meghann I am so very sorry–I literally started to cry when I read your facebook status and immediately came to the blog for more info. My heart goes out to you and poor little Abbie. I love her! I really do. She’s always been my favorite blog-world pup.

<3 Amy

6 Marissa August 2, 2009 at 2:44 am

I am so, so, so very sorry ๐Ÿ™

7 Tay August 2, 2009 at 2:46 am

OMG I am so very very very sorry. I can’t even imagine. Stay strong.

8 Erin August 2, 2009 at 2:54 am

I am so, so sorry. I always read your blog and I don’t know if I have ever commented, but I have always been inspired by your commitment to health and fitness and your constant positivity. I am so sad for you and your loss.

9 Danielle August 2, 2009 at 3:00 am

Oh my gosh Meghann, I am so so sorry for your loss. I remember how devastating it was when my little Jason passed away so I understand the tough time you’re going through. Please take all the time you need and please remember that although she can no longer physically be by your side, Abbie will always be with you. ((( Bloggie Hug )))

10 Run Sarah August 2, 2009 at 3:00 am

I am so sorry – big hugs for you right now.

11 The Novice Berker August 2, 2009 at 3:22 am

Oh, Meghann. I’m so sorry! ๐Ÿ™ Abbie’s constant presence on the blog and in your posts always made it so clear how much you cared about her. Wishing you the best. <3

12 steph August 2, 2009 at 3:35 am

I am so sorry to hear this Meghann. it breaks my heart….all dogs go to heaven <3

13 Spotty Prep August 2, 2009 at 3:48 am

Meghann, you have my sincere condolences. You’ll be in my thoughts over the next few days. I’m absolutely heartsick for you.

14 April August 2, 2009 at 4:29 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, it was so obvious how much you loved that little dog! My thoughts are with you.

15 Fattie Fatterton August 2, 2009 at 4:47 am

Meghann, I am so, so sorry. Abbie was so lucky to have you as her pet parent.

“Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.” ~ Roger Caras

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

16 rediscoveringlauren August 2, 2009 at 5:22 am

Im so, so sorry meghan. Anyone that read your blog could tell how much abbie meant to you and how much of an amazing owner you were to her. My thoughts are with you during this hard time.

17 Amy August 2, 2009 at 5:23 am

I have a huge lump in my throat after reading this – i am a huge animal lover so i feel for you so much at this time. Abbie was gorgeous and lucky to have such loving owners, some animals live for years and do not have half the love that Abbie did. I am thinking of you and sending you a virtual hug from the UK – take care Meghann xxx

18 Kiki (Run Kiki Run) August 2, 2009 at 5:38 am

my god i cant believe this. im so sorry, i cant only imagine how you must be feeling. you gave abbie 2 amazing and loved years, stay strong meghann.

my thought are with you. x

19 Quinn August 2, 2009 at 5:59 am

Oh Meghann. I am sure there are no words I can say to ease your hurt and pain, but please know that I’m thinking of you. If there is anything you need you just have to ask. Sending you love girl.

20 Kristin August 2, 2009 at 6:04 am

Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear. Our pets are like family members so I know this is hard. Sending good thoughts your way…

21 tami August 2, 2009 at 6:13 am

I am so sorry. pets are so dear to us and those that have never experienced a loss of a pet might not understand that you need to grieve for Abbie as if she was a person (as she was to you and to all of us) i hope that some of the happy memories you have with her can help you through these difficult days.

22 Jenn August 2, 2009 at 6:14 am

I am so so sorry. I recently lost my beloved dog and I know how overwhelmingly awful it is. You are in my thoughts. Remember that you gave her so much love and a wonderful, happy life. Be well.

23 Matt August 2, 2009 at 6:15 am

I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my prayers!

24 Susan August 2, 2009 at 6:40 am

So, so sorry Meghann. Dealing with the death of a pet is HARD. But from what I’ve seen on your blog, she had a wonderful doggie life. She didn’t miss out on a thing ๐Ÿ˜‰

25 alex August 2, 2009 at 6:45 am

My heart broke for you this morning- Abbie had the best owner who made her short life beautiful, complete, and full of love.

26 KatieF August 2, 2009 at 6:45 am

Meghann, I am so so so sorry to hear about Abbie. You gave her a fantastic life during the short time she was here. I hope you can take some comfort in that.

27 Meghan August 2, 2009 at 6:49 am

My beloved dog died 4 years ago after spending 13 years with her. I still miss her to this day. I am so sorry.

28 Andrea [bella eats] August 2, 2009 at 7:06 am

Oh Meghann…I am so devastated for you. The loss of a pet is so incredibly difficult. Know that I am thinking of you…

29 Adi ( August 2, 2009 at 7:13 am

I am devestated for you… losing a dog is so, so hard. I mean it when I’m saying I’ll be praying for you.

30 Lindsay Lu August 2, 2009 at 7:17 am

Meghann I’m so sorry. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers today.

31 katie s August 2, 2009 at 7:23 am

Meghann, I know just how difficult this is, I lost my lab last summer and I am STILL missing her everyday. I feel for you and my thoughts are with you right now. Abbie WAS loved by you, your friends and family, and this blog! It is just devastating that she had to be taken from you so young. Take care of yourself, this cannot be easy!

32 Sarah August 2, 2009 at 7:26 am

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I’ve never left a comment before, but I love dogs and always enjoyed reading about Abby on your blog. My dog is my life, so I know you are devastated. Please know that we are all thinking of you.

33 Rosey Rebecca August 2, 2009 at 7:29 am

I’m so sorry. My dog died about a year and a half ago and I sill think about her everyday. Be strong though, you’ll get through this! I promise. Just take off all the time you need. Things will be ok.

34 sarah (ghost world) August 2, 2009 at 7:29 am

i am so sorry! it was obvious from the way you wrote about her that you were an absolutely amazing caregiver and friend to abbie — you gave her the best life she could have. i will be thinking of you!

35 jenna August 2, 2009 at 7:35 am

oh no, Meghann!!!!!!!! I am so so so sorry….I know nothing I can say will help but my heart goes out to you ๐Ÿ™

Dogs DO go to doggie heaven..I can promise you that! I’m so sorry

36 Kath August 2, 2009 at 7:40 am


I am heartbroken for you. Take your time to heal.


37 Rachel August 2, 2009 at 7:42 am

I’ve never commented before but I’m always reading and wanted to pass along how incredibly sorry I am for your loss. The shock of it makes it seem so much more unfair.

38 Erica August 2, 2009 at 7:49 am

oh Meghann…my heart is with you every step of the way. I am so very sorry for your loss.

39 Mica August 2, 2009 at 7:51 am

I am so sorry for your loss, Meghann! I’m not sure what to say that is helpful, but I am definitely thinking about you.

40 Gina August 2, 2009 at 7:56 am

Oh Meghann, I am so sorry! You and Abbie will be in my thoughts, dogs do go to heaven! You gave Abbie two amazing years, and I’m sure she misses you too.

41 Erin August 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

I am so sorry. I lost my dog last year and it’s a loss like no other. So many pets are in unfortunate situations and your dog was loved and taken care of. I’m thinking about you and know how you feel.

42 Mara @ What's For Dinner? August 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

I’m so sorry Meghann… losing a pet is one of the hardest things ever. My thoughts and hugest hugs to you.

43 Christie @ Quit Your Diet August 2, 2009 at 7:58 am

I’m sorry for your loss.

44 Ada August 2, 2009 at 7:59 am

I am so sorry Meghann, I practically cried when I read this post. Losing a dog is no different than losing any other family member and I know it must be extremely difficult for you. Just remember that Abby was lucky to be very loved and cherished by you.

45 Aimee August 2, 2009 at 8:00 am

This made me cry, I’m so sorry for you Meghann. My mom lost a dog both last summer and this summer that I was very close to, and it really is so hard. But, I can’t imagine to lose a pup so young and so sudden.

46 Liz @ intheskinny August 2, 2009 at 8:05 am

Oh I’m sorry Meghann! I don’t know what I would have done. I hope you get some comfort today

47 Juicy Jessy August 2, 2009 at 8:06 am

oooh sweety that is so sad!!! big hug!!

48 Julie August 2, 2009 at 8:12 am

Oh my God, Meghann. I’m so so sorry. Abby was your little best friend. She lived such a good life and was lucky to have you. You are in my thoughts and I’m sending a huge hug your way.

49 tiponz August 2, 2009 at 8:14 am

oh geez meghann i am so sorry to hear about this. i had to go through that two years ago- its tough- like losing your own family. stay strong girl

50 Lexie August 2, 2009 at 8:21 am

Meghann, I am so sorry to hear about your Abbie! My eyes are tearing up just reading that. I can relate when you say she is your best friend and for her to be gone so young.