I had to say goodbye to Gabby yesterday. I knew it was going to be one of the hardest days of my life, but I was determined to make it a happy one for her as much as I could. We had sausage and eggs for breakfast, Mempops for lunch, and then went to Shelby Farms where we laid in the sun and took a nap together for an hour.
It's really hard for me to describe how big a part of my life Gabby was, I don't even remember what life was like before her. She was who I came home to after a wedding, she was my only work buddy when I was stuck in front of the computer editing, she was my family while everyone else was getting married and having kids, and she's been my #1 ever since we found each other. She loved everyone - her favorite thing about Shelby Farms wasn't the lakes, it was being able to meet the other dogs owners while their dogs were swimming. She was my comfort through some of the most difficult moments of my life, and somehow she even managed to be my comfort yesterday too - her last movement while I held her face at the vets was to slowly lift her paw onto my wrist, just one last act of love and companionship.
Gabby, you were that dog that comes along once in a lifetime, you made my world so ridiculously better for all of the 11+ years we had. I'll miss you every day of my life. 💔