Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Abbie (2001 - 2011)

I learned of the passing this past weekend of another greyhound that I was privileged to have photographed. Abbie was 16 months post-amputation of her right rear leg when a mass in a lung was found; it was decided to send her on her way. Whether the mass was related to her osteo or not I do not know, but, damn...the list of greyhounds that I know that have developed the disease just gets longer.

Her face reminded me very much of our Nikki, though Nik was not as red.

Rest well and be at peace, Abbie. Surely you were loved, and surely you will be missed.



Abbie and Melissa 

(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 18-200mm zoom and SB-800 flash (pictures 2 and 3); program mode; slow-sync flash mode; +0.3 exposure compensation; matrix-metered; auto white balance; shot in RAW.)


  1. Another beautiful soul gone too soon...

  2. Breaks my heart every time. So sorry for Abbie's family. What a beautiful girl.

  3. My heart always sinks when I hear that another one has crossed the Bridge. She was a beautiful girl, and that last photo shows that she was very much loved!

  4. What lovely photos of a beautiful girl. My deepest sympathy to her family. Words aren't enough at a time like this.