Subject: Abby, RIP
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2014
Dear Fredericka and Bob,
I am saddened to write to you that Abby was diagnosed with Nose and Sinus
cancer (Squamous Cell Carcinoma) several weeks ago, after months of the Vet
being unsure what was causing her reverse sneezing and nasal drip. It
metastasized rapidly, and when she was unable to breathe while lying down last
week, we chose to end her suffering last Tuesday.
Abby lived far too short a life (just over seven years), but was the most
noble, responsible dog I have ever had. She was fearless (literally), but never
attacked another dog, even when provoked. She had a dry sense of humor and
exuded kindness, especially to little children and babies, who she would watch
protectively at the park.
It was always my dream to own a mastiff, and Abby was everything we hoped for
and more. Kelli and I thank you for putting her in our lives.
Attached is a photo taken last Saturday of Abby with our family.