Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Is For Abby

For anyone not following social media, we lost Abby on Friday.  She'd gone in for a check up, was still a little off, we decided to do one more round of antibiotics and she had a reaction to the shot and they couldn't save her.  The drug was RESFLOR.  Please spread the word - DO  NOT EVER USE ON LAMBS.  

I have taken this incredibly hard.  And I'm going to leave it at that.  

I had not yet done her week three recap and had been looking forward to working on that Friday afternoon.  I didn't think I could do that now and added that to the list of things I was angry that Abby and I were cheated out of.  

I never told her adoption story.  I never told the story about us almost going to Chicago.  Her peeing in my Cheerios one morning.  I never took a funny video of her eating vanilla wafers.  I'd never even taken an official photograph of her.  She was never going to get a mug shot.  Be on the Christmas card.  Get her first hair cut.  Grow up. 

Reg talked me into going ahead with the recap "memory".  Abby had earned that and her life should be celebrated.  I figured if I could get through that I could make her a mug shot, too.  My brain is still too fizzy though and all I could think of for her "rap sheet" was her name.  It's taken me all afternoon to write these few paragraphs.





34 comments:

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Abby was well loved and gave love--and that is all that counts and matters at this point--my heart is hurting for you--sorry
Di

farm buddy said...

Hello,
Very sorry for your loss. Lately, I know all about this.

Karenfor said...

Sara, I am so so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

Cindi Myers said...

Omg. I came here from Instagram to find out what had happened and though I only knew her from your posts, I can’t help but sit here and cry for her and for you. It’s just heartbreaking news. You have my deepest sympathies. Life is so unfair.
xoxo

Far Side of Fifty said...

Wonderful video of your Abby Lambie, she was special. :(

Fiona said...

Oh my dear girl.....God bless you for loving animals with all your heart. You give them the best and the tears are showers of your love. As long as she lives in your heart she will never be truly gone. I find the innocent joy and delight these creatures God gifts us with more precious than wealth. Again God Bless you and Abby will forever play under the evergreens.

Shirley said...

Every moment of every life is precious in the eyes of the Lord; For He said, before you were formed in your mother's womb, I knew you. A is also for Abba, the Father, and little Abby is now with the Good Shepherd.
Sending hugs.....

FullyFleeced said...

so so sorry Sara. ((hugs))

Grey Horse Matters said...

So sorry to hear this. Abby was such a little sweetheart. It’s not fair. Feel better and know she loved you as much as you loved her.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

It was very difficult for me to watch week three so I cannot image how it was for you, THE BEST SHEPHERDESS!!

Lady Locust said...

Ugh! I'm so sorry. I hate it when they use new drugs like they are new magic.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Abby is gone over the Rainbow Bridge. She is an angel lamby now.

Hugs to you, Saint Tim and everyone else at Equinox Farm.
Chris S in Canada

bkraski said...

Her mugshot is so sweet. She liked being in the asparagus. I will miss Abby.

sophy0075 said...

It is painful and sad for me to read this - for you; gosh, your sorrow and agony must be h**l.

I am so very sorry for you. Auntie Reg was right, though. Like the pain of cleaning a wound, it will help.

Virtual hugs. Abby touched all of your readers’ lives. We will remember her; her bounce, her love for babas and towels and asparagus leaves and especially for you.

Marilyn F. said...

I had a similar gut wrenching experience in loosing a lamb. A sad time. You gave so much love and care to Abby, I'm sure she is in heaven singing your praises. I think you have some lovely photos of her in your week two video. Heal well and know you did the very best you could.

Marilyn F. said...

I meant week three video not week two. Not awake yet. LOL.

Susan said...

I am so, so, sorry, Sara. What a devastating loss. Sending you a giant hug - xo.

Cheryl West said...

Thank you for this beautiful remembrance of your sweet Abby. It is so painful to lose our loved ones especially so young. My sympathy and love to you and everyone at Equinox.

Marcy said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet video. I know it must have been one of the hardest things for you to put together. Abby will be in my heart forever.

MarmePurl said...

As sad as I know you are over loosing Abby, I can’t help but to think of all your success stories. Job well done, now matter how long your charges are lucky to live at Equinox.

Patti said...

Abby was the sweetest little soul that wormed her way into our hearts. You have immortalized her spirit in this video and I thank you. It was hard to watch, but a joy, also, to remember the good times. Sara, thank you for sharing your farm with us, good and the bad. Abby was a special lamb.

Terry and Linda said...

Oh, my dear wonderful Sara! I am so sorry for you. So very sad. I am crying with you, but I know it doesn't help you. Sigh! I wish there was something I could say, some wise wonderful thing, but I don't know what it is. I do know that your heart is so full of love for each and everything one who comes into your life, that this is hard. Very very hard.

Hugs, Dear Friend. It's not much, but I do care.
Linda

Mrs Shoes said...

So sorry for your loss, Abby was a sweetheart.
Losing an animal that you love is the hardest thing. A friend who lost her little dog a year ago is still posting about him regularly - they can leave such lasting imprints on our hearts. ((hugs))

Rhumpelthreadz said...

Thank you for sharing her short life with us. Thank you for being the wonderful sheep Mom that you are. I wish I could make you feel better but instead I'll just cry along with you. Big hugs.

Sheepmom said...

This is the most cruel twist of Fate anyone could ever have to suffer through. My heart is broken for you but Abby was loved every minute she was with you and that was a blessing for her. I"m glad you have three weeks of memories of her to remind yourself that she KNEW you were her momma and she was happy and secure her whole life. Tears for her tragic loss.

Benita Story said...

Of course she can be on the next Christmas card. Abby Angel Lamby. And she can still bug Comby, too. ;)

Laura L. said...

Sara, I'm so sorry. It always hurts to lose the ones we love. I like to think that they will have a chance to be reborn.

D. Bailey said...

So sorry to hear about Abby. They are never here with us long enough.

Deb

Renee said...

My heart is broken for you Sara, she was a little angel - like all lambs. I know it is miserable to lose a beloved spirit when you're trying to do everything you possibly can to give them a happy and healthy life.

Lori Skoog said...

I think you know how I feel. Just want you to get through this.

Karen Larko said...

So sorry for the loss of your lamb.

Alice said...

What a delight she was! I’m sooooo sorry for you and Abby and your sheep family. Hugs {{{❤️}}}

karen said...

I am so so so sorry for your loss. How incredibly sad for you!!

Buttons Thoughts said...

I am so so sorry. HUGS HUGS B

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