Today, Our World Slipped Away

I am terribly sad to announce the death of the greatest dog that ever lived.  Abby Russell-Wood (also known as Abigail , Habibin, Houdini, The Bohemian Rap Star, Black Dog and The Best Slurpie Maker in Houston). My heart aches knowing that I will not be able to snuggle, love and kiss on her anymore. But most of all, my heart hurts for my sister, Leah. Yes, the way I talk about Abby you would have thought that she was my own dog, but she was Leah’s pride and joy. I have no doubt that Leah will be a fabulous mother after seeing the way she was with Abby. To simply put it, she totally rocked Abby’s world! Abby loved her Mama more than words can explain.



I hate to keep using this blog as a prayer request site, but please, please do me a favor and pray for my sister. She is hurt. Badly! Hell, we are all wounded over the loss, but I am especially worried for Leah. As you are already aware, Leah is on week 3 of bed rest. Thankfully she was able to go home, but she has a pump and tube in her leg that administers her medicine to reduce the number of contractions. Well last night, she got worked up and upset about Abby and the medicine could not work fast enough to calm down her over active uterus. My mom told me that the nurses that monitor her contractions asked her to go into the hospital last night, but apparently she chose not to go. I hope and pray that the contractions slow down and that she is able to stay at home during this difficult time. I have not yet talked to Leah this morning, as she is not returning my calls. I understand and decided that it is best to give her space right now. I started to think about it, and maybe it is best that she is keeping her distance. Right now she needs someone strong to be able to tell her everything is going to be okay. And quite frankly I don’t think I am up for that position right now, because I am torn up as well. Thank God she has a fabulous husband to stand by her side.



I know Abby is in a better place where she is patiently awaiting the arrival of her tennis balls, treats, underwear (yes, she loved to chew out the crotches of our panties), snuggly down blankets and egg yolks. I just got off the phone with doggy heaven and apparently it takes 24 hours for all of her items to arrive. But I was assured that during those 24 hours she will be smothered in all the things she loves until her special request arrive. =)



Goodness, it still feels unreal writing this post. I don’t want to believe that this has really happened, but I guess it is also I good way to express my feelings. Leah, I am here for you. Whenever you need me, you know where to find me. For now, I will let you have your space. I love you and want to thank you for allowing Abby to impact my life in such a positive way.



She is survived by her long time companion, all time best friend and cousin Swazie Cakes. Swazie has been acting different all morning, as if she knows something is up. I like to think that Abby came by and wished her well when she was on or way up to heaven.



We love you Abby and will never forget the joy that you brought to us.



I think Leah needs some time alone right now, but please feel free to keep her in your prayers. And maybe an email would be nice too, just to show that you are thinking about her.




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She Likes Purple said...

I've been thinking about you and Leah and the baby, and I'm glad things are doing OK on that front, but this breaks my heart. I can't imagine losing Molly, truly, and I have tears in my eyes just thinking about it. Huge hugs to all of you and prayers coming your way.

Dana said...

I am so sorry to hear about Abby, especially at such a delicate time. I will definately be thinking about the whole Wood family.