Friday, June 12, 2015

Dear Abby: An Introduction

Dear Friends,

This is my first post at View from the Birdhouse, and I am looking forward to chatting with you weekly here.

My name is Abby, short for Abigail.  I am 5 years old, and our vet says I am a Dachshund-Jack Russell Terrier mix.  I am a very good girl, and I have many opinions.

I am a Texas girl.  I was only a year old when I was found as a stray dog living in a Walmart parking lot.  A good samaritan took me to his friend who volunteered with dachshund rescue.  I stayed with her for some time as a foster dog.  My Momma saw my picture by chance online and fell in love with me.   (This is where the story starts to get good!)   She wanted to adopt me, but I was far from her home.  A volunteer brought me to Georgia in an RV.  I got out of the RV and immediately kissed my Momma.   It was love at first sight.  

Momma had a sweet senior dachshund named Barney Fife.  He adopted me as a baby sister the minute he met me, and we got along beautifully from that moment until he passed away at the age of 17.  I still miss him.  So does Momma.

I am a very good companion and help with finding vintage books to sell, listing them, and joining Momma in activities ranging from reading to weekend naps to watching Downton Abbey.

I love children, cats, and small dogs.  I am friendly with big dogs but they make me a bit nervous because I am little.  I am very scared of thunder, fireworks, and loud noises, and wear a special Thundershirt when I need to calm down.  It works.

I will be posting here on Fridays and would welcome your questions.  I can answer questions about dogs, books, television, movies, music, holidays, naps, anything vintage, food and recipes.  I have lovely manners and can answer etiquette questions. I can give romantic advice!  I do not discuss politics or sports.  I would love to have questions or topics from YOU.  Please leave them in the comments, below.

Till next week,

xxx's from Abby  

18 comments:

Mary Huckaby said...

Dear Abby,
A friend of mine has a really bad problem with her little boy Maltese who is named "DD." DD doesn't like to go outside to potty. He prefers to potty on drapes, shoes, or behind chairs. My friend bought DD some potty-training pads but DD doesn't like to use them. What should my friend do? Thanking you in advance.

P.S.: Your picture is adorable!

Jeannie Marie said...

Very nice to meet you Abby. Best wishes on your new gig!

Dianne Cantor said...

Hi Abby,

Mama read your blog so she called us so we could see it too. You are very well spoken and it was very interesting. We are so happy you got to your mama and are happy. We will look forward to future comments.

Miguel Luis and Lili (in Mexico)

Shann Eva said...

So cute! I can't wait to read some upcoming blogs!

Susan Deppner said...

Abby, your writing is as sweet as you are adorable! Can't wait to read your answers to the questions you will no doubt get by the bushel. Have a wonderful week! We'll check in with you next Friday.

Love and doggy kisses,
Susan and Daisy

Birdhouse Books said...

Thank you all for your notes! Thanks, cousin Mary, for leaving a question too. I will be thinking very hard about DD's question for next Friday. I appreciate you all visiting.

Abby

Barbara Kelly said...

LOVE THIS! Abby, can we see you modelling your Thunder Shirt? We have heard about them, but really don't know exactly how they work. Perhaps you can explain, as many pups out there are afraid of loud noises, fireworks & of course, thunder. Looking forward to your weekly blogs!

Abby said...

Barbara, thank you for visiting! I would love to model my Thundershirt in a future post. Great idea! And I love that picture of Oz.

Abby

Janet Wilson said...

Dear Abby,

We are wondering what your favorite book and treat are?

The Wilson-Sanchez kids: Buttercup, Ellie, Mojo, Bruiser, and Reina

PS: We think your picture is very cute!

Dianne Cantor said...

Hi Abby. I'm so happy you like your thundershirt. I have one too because I get very scared of fireworks and we have lots of them where I live. It really works, huh? That....and cookies, of course. xoxoxoxo Lili in Mexico

Shannon Hall said...

This is so cute! Can't wait to read more from Abby!

Abby said...

Dear Buttercup, Ellie, Mojo, Bruiser, and Reina,

Thank you so much! Those are fun questions! I look forward to answering them here. I appreciate your visit to my blog post.

Your friend,
Abby

Birdhouse Books said...

Dear Lili in Mexico,

Thank you! I'm so glad your Thundershirt is helpful for you, too. I stand at the closet where my Thundershirt is stored when it gets noisy here. I love wearing it!

Your friend,
Abby

Birdhouse Books said...

Shannon, thanks for the visit! Abby and I appreciate you stopping by.

Bob Gilliland said...

Dear Abby,

What is the proper way to ask for a belly rub? Should you wait for the human to offer or is it okay to just roll on your back and present your belly?

Abby said...

Dear Bob,

I like that question!! Belly rubs are my favorite.

Thanks,
Abby

Barbara Kelly said...

Hi Abby! We have another question for you. We are interested in how one goes about finding the best Rescue Organization and pet to meet the family's situation. How can you tell if a rescue dog will get along with the existing dog etc. We know you are a rescue, Abby, and maybe you can tell us how it was for you to be adopted. What were some of the challenges? Really looking forward to reading your replies!

Birdhouse Books said...

Hi Barbara! That is a wonderful question! My Momma and I are both very big fans of pet rescue. I am looking forward to answering this at the blog.

Love,
Abby