That is not how it has always been. She has been with us for nearly 16 years and been alive for nearly 17 years. Its a long life for a dog. This is probably her last year.
Knock on wood the only other problem she has is her kidneys are failing. Yet she has not been to the vet to find out how much more is failing.
Her life started out abusive with a an abusive owner, then she came to her new family at house right off a mountain and a new brother, Snuffy Buffy Pepito Poporoacho <Fat Guy> Barbarian Ross. Snuffy and Abby were like the odd couple, hence when snuffy died a part of her died too. Then Chloe came into the picture, geez another female (bitch) dog for abby.
Abby and Chloe became like Laverne and Shirley, y’know the hit tv series only its Abby/Chloe.
Abby looked out for Chloe when she was little puppy,and now Chloe looks out for Abby the geriatric dog.
Anyway, enough for now.