Friday, my sister's little dog Abigail became violently ill.
By Saturday morning, she was gone. It happened so fast they didn't have time to react or think.
Sometimes things happen so fast, they leave you breathless. I always think that during these times, God is being merciful in His wisdom and that there is a reason things happened so fast.
I know in my heart, that was what happened to Abigail. She was here one moment and gone the next.
She was fine and bouncy...jumping on furniture, eager to be loved and to love.
But by evening, she was so sick, they had to rush her to the emergency vet clinic.
Abigail had been ill earlier this month with tummy troubles but that was because of her food allergies. When it started up again, they took her to the vet but nothing else seemed out of the ordinary...just tummy troubles. The ER vet ran some non routine tests and discovered sweet Abigail was sick beyond belief......with tumors on her lungs.
God in His mercy took a terrible decision away from Sheri and Phil because he gave them time to say goodbye, but then took Abigail quietly away.
Sweet Abigail, you have been truly loved, will be woefully missed and are irreplaceable in the hearts of those of us who loved you.