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A brown mutt named Abby looking longingly into the camera

In 2017, we adopted Abby from an Atlanta-area animal shelter in 2017. This lovable pup had been at the shelter before and was given up at two. Those owners left a broken arm untreated, and the shelter staff made the difficult decision to amputate it.

Christened “Abby Normal” (a reference to Mel Brooke’s Young Frankenstein), we took her home, and she has been a lovely part of our family ever since.

The official adoption paperwork said that she was a “Boxer Mix,” but she is some variety of pit bull. She likes running around in the backyard, chasing groundhogs, and eating carrot tops.