Happy 9th Birthday Abby

I can’t believe that my puppy is 9 years old today!

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It seems like just yesterday, I was bringing her little puppy butt home

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She has been with me through everything. We started together in Des Moines, while I finished my first 2 years of medical school. . .


then, she traveled
with me to Michigan for 2 months for pediatrics and OB/GYN rotations,
then she lived with Jenny and I in Nashville, while I did a family
practice rotation. And she hated the elevator! England_045

2006 – 2nd birthday 2006_1023Final_Lake_Weekend060062

2007 –> graduating from Better Dog

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We lived at my parent’s house together for about a year before we moved down to Mankato.

She was there when I married Scott.


And she has been a really good big sister to Luke.


She still has all of her puppy energy.

She loves to play tug. And always has a toy in her mouth, even sleeping, just in case you want to play. She also likes to collect socks.


She has “her” spot on the couch.


And loves being next to Luke’s highchair during mealtimes.

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And over the years, she has accumulated a lot of nicknames. . .

So. . .

Happy 9th Birthday to our Abby, Abigail, Mrs. Peepers Puppy, Juju bee, big baby girl, Abbicus, puppy doggy, moonbeam, Chinese date, such a silly puppy dog, baba ganoush, puhpa (from Luke).


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24 Responses to Happy 9th Birthday Abby

  1. Awww…Happy Birthday to Abby! She’s so beautiful! 🙂
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  2. Aww Happy Birthday Abby!!! So sweet 🙂

    We have a million different nicknames for Bentley too!
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  3. Aww happy birthday Abby!
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  4. Adorable! Happy Birthday Abby!
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  5. Happy 9th birthday. I love the doggy cake. What was it made out of?
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  6. Happy Birthday Abby! Our four-legged baby turns 10 next month, and I can’t get my head around it. It seems like just yesterday we brought him home to our crappy rental house in Blackburg. He’s been with us through 10 years of marriage, two babies, and everything in between. Best friend and best big bro ever!!
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  7. Awww dogs seriously are our best friends! Don’t know what we would do without them 🙂

  8. Awww!! Happy Birthday to Abby!! P.s. I love that you have a million nicknames for your puppy dog. I have tons for mine, too! 😉
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    Happy Happy Birthday Abby, so glad your part of our family!

  10. Aww happy birthday Abby! Dogs are the best– love how you have a wedding photo of the three of you guys!
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  11. Cutest post ever! Happy Birthday Abby!!
    P.S., I love that you have a picture of her from your wedding. So cute.
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  12. Aww happy 9th birthday pup pup! Dogs are such a blessing in our lives and I’m also lucky to have a dog that’s so wonderful. I hope Abby has lots of treats, hugs, love and affection to make her birthday wonderful!
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  13. Happy Birthday, Abby! What a sweet post. She’s a gorgeous dog and was such a cutie as a puppy!!
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  14. Becky @ Olives n Wine

    Awww… Happy birthday to Abby! Such a cute post and i love how she moved everywhere with you 🙂 Dogs are seriously the most flexible animals ever!

  15. Awwww happy birthday, Abby!
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  16. Awww, how sweet!! Happy Birthday, Abby!
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  17. aww! Happy Birthday to your sweet puppy! 🙂
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