Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Good and the Bad

Mom here.

The bad news first; Abby's cancer has spread to her spleen and if it hasn't already spread further, likely will. Her appetite is off, and it looks like her time with us may be shorter than we expected. However, her tail continues to wag, and for now, she continues to enjoy her tennis ball time.

Because of the bad news about Abby, our search for a companion dog for Fi (and for us) had to get kicked into high gear. After discovering that there were no dogs that met out needs (I am mildly allergic to dogs) and Fi's personality at local shelters and rescues, we checked with a local breeder. As luck would have it, she had one 8 week old female Goldendoodle.  A black Goldendoodle, actually.

Accepting that we were probably certifiable, we took the leap, and have now added little Daisy to our family.  Fi and Abby both did the sniff test when we first got home, and Abby was wagging her tail, and Fi is rather intrigued with her littlest sister.


Fi examining her littlest sister, and her littlest sister examining her!

It's been a tiring first evening for Daisy!
Stayed tuned for more news on all fronts!

-Dr. Liz, on behalf of Fi, Abby, and Daisy, all of whom are totally conked out!


Molly the Airedale said...

Daisy is adorable. Congratulations on your new sissy, girls!
We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Abby♥

The Black and Tans. said...

Daisy is absolutely gorgeous, welcome to your new home little one.
Sending thoughts and prayers to Abby. <3

LeiLani said...

I'm sorry about Abby's bad news. I know your heart must be breaking over her loss. The baby girl doesn't replace Abby's place in your heart, she simply makes her own little nest there.

The sweet new little one is a doll!

Millie and Walter said...

We're sorry to hear that Abby's cancer is spreading. We will keep our paws crossed for her and all her family. Little Daisy is a cutie and we are sure she will be a great friend for Fi.

Cowspotdog said...

Although it is bittersweet - we are sure the Daisy is going to help heal the broken heart when the time comes. She will never replace Abby but you will love Daisy in different ways and for different reasons and Abby's memories will live with you forever.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello fiona and abby and daisy its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am so not a fan of cancer that is wot tuk my sister trixie away!!! i am sending lots of tail wags for abby to stil hav a long time yet to feel gud and stay with yoo!!! hello daisy yoo shoor ar kyoot!!! hay i hav herd of black gold that is oil rite??? so is a black goldendoodle an oildoodle??? i wil hav to do sum reesertch!!! ok bye

How Sam Sees It said...

Thinking of you all.

Monty, Harlow and Ramble

The Army of Four said...

Welcome, little Daisy!
Our prayer is that Abby continues to love life and live life to its fullest for a long while yet to come.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Welcome sweet Daisy!! Abbey we are sending you all the love and hugs we have
Lily & Edward

Anonymous said...

Cancer sucks! So glad you found Daisy! What a joy to add and I think quite perfect timing for Abby too! Something about puppies and puppy kisses makes all the sucky things just disappear from our brains. even for big sisfurs.

lots of love to woo.

Murphy said...

Looks like you are off to a good start on the black dog photography! Still awaiting Daisy's weight though . . .

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

KB said...

I'm so sorry about the cancer news. I'm glad that your girl still is playing like she's just fine. Dogs' spirits are incredible.

I love your new cutie. What a time of highs and lows for you, both at the same time.

Jean said...

So sorry to hear the news about Abby. Having lost our beautiful dog Lulu recently I know how you must be feeling.
That's the thing about dogs, in the end they always break your heart.

Unknown said...

I am so sorry to hear that Abby's cancer is spreading, but it is so nice to see how happy she is despite the bad news. Welcome home to sweet Daisy!!! For more happy moments together:)

LBJ said...

I just got the update. I'm so very, very sorry. Having gone through this with my brother and Barkley the Lab, both diagnosed around the same time, dying within
a couple weeks of another, I know what you are dealing with and wish I could do something to spare you the pain. Hold close the memories.


The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

I just saw the sad news at the POTP blog - so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could say I can only imagine the heartbreak you are going through but reality is I know it too well. I am sure Daisy will help with the healing - I know she cannot replace Abby nor should that ever be expected. Many hugs to you all.
Mom Kim

Kismet said...

WI'm over from POTP. "C" hits again? Bummer, big time. Kyla (RIP Dec 2014) is there and can show her the drill at the bridge. We've been there (in Kyla's case melanoma) and it hurts.

Robin + Christmas said...

I'm so sorry Abby is gone. Well, she isn't gone. She just lives somewhere else now, where she gets to play free with all the other dogs we've all lost. Rest in peace, miss Abby.

Ruby said...

I didn't knows Abby, butts she sure seems like a most lovely and FABulous gurl. I am so very sorry for your loss. I know this is a very hard time for all of you, and I am sendin' AireZens your way.
Daisy is such a cutie! I am glad that Abby got to give her wag of approval to her adorable little sis.
Ruby ♥

Julie said...

So very sorry to hear your sad news about Abby, sending you lots of luffs and hugs
Looking forward to hearing all about little Daisy's adventures, what a little cutie pie
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Molly the Airedale said...

We're sure going to miss you, Abby. You were the best tennis ball player ever. Hugs to your peeps and to Fiona and to your new baby sissy♥

Lovable Lily said...

We will miss you sweet Abby. Dance away in Heaven now that you are free of the evil C.

Lily Belle & Muffin

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We are so very sorry for your loss. But we are happy that she is now free from that evil C. Soft woos and gentle hugs from us.

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss of your beautiful Abby and bring Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

rottrover said...

OMD!! Abby was waiting for Daisy to arrive so she'd know you'd have 8 good paws to hold you!!