Kansas City Pet Photography – Abby’s Bucket List

I probably overshare my personal life on social media, but it’s just who I am.  And in the process, I haven’t just gained “followers” over the past 10 + years. I can honestly say so many clients and social media followers are now my dear friends. There are supporters near and far – even in the UK! I want you all to know your support means so much to me. Each and every one of your kind comments are read and make me smile. You keep me going when I want to just stop being a photographer because it’s too hard to juggle it all. And you help jump start my creativity. Back in 2018 I had an idea to start a bucket list for Abby and everyone commented with so many great ideas!

For those of you that don’t know, Abby helped bring me and my husband together at our local dog park in 2012 and will always be a very special dog. Our story even made national headlines and was featured in People magazine. My husband rescued her when she was just a puppy. His cousin is the police chief of a small town and Abby jumped into her police car on the 4th of July in 2007. She was clearly not a hunting dog – just a scared pup who didn’t like the sound of fireworks. They tried very hard to find her owners, but never did. So, Aaron learned about the situation and adopted her. I’ve heard stories that Abby was not the easiest dog to care for. Being a Vizsla, high energy is just in her blood. In fact, she was known to destroy his college books and some furniture. But, with my husband’s training, love and companionship, she calmed down (a little).

Love at first sight

Along came me and Remington. Abby definitely enjoyed the attention from a woman figure in her life. I dressed her up in silly outfits and posed her and Remington in ridiculous scenarios. She would do anything for a treat or a crunchy chip.

Then our daughter was born in 2016 and Abby learned to share her attention with a human sibling. Abby licked Abrielle right in the face the moment we INTRODUCED her as a newborn. As the months progressed, Abby made her GIGGLE INCESSANTLY  by licking the remnants of baby food off her arms.

Abby battled numerous health issues over the years, including Cushing’s Disease. She was a tough old lady, but she started slowing down and I knew I wanted to bring these bucket list items to life before it was too late. She crossed the bridge in 2018, shortly after I found out I was pregnant with baby #2.

Celebrate 11th Birthday

Video on Facebook HERE.

Eating Competition

Video on Facebook HERE.

Get a Sweet New Ride

We opted to just pretend for safety. But does she look too cool or what?!

Trip to Hawaii

Of course Remington is the stowaway! He is a sneaky little fella.

Fancy Steak Dinner

Facebook video HERE.

Enjoy the commentary. I think we kind of sound like Cotton and Pepper, the announcers from the Dodgeball movie!


Abby voted for endless supplies of pizza and ice cream.

Take an Aerobics Class

Video on Facebook HERE.

Get Married

Facebook Live video replay HERE.

Become a Mom/Adopt Puppies

Facebook Live video replay HERE.

Get a Hot Pink Pedicure

Video on Facebook HERE.

Ice Cream Cone Treat

Video on Facebook HERE.

New Momma Spa Day

Starbucks Pup Cup

Try out for American Idol

Howling duet video with Remington on Facebook HERE.

Be like her younger brother (Just kidding!)

Devour Fish “You need one more fish”

Video on Facebook HERE.

15 minutes of Fame

Video on Kctv5 HERE.

  1. […] to terms with her declining health. Our sweet Abby crossed the rainbow bridge in 2018. Giving her a bucket list was a healthy distraction and she loved all the attention and special treats. I highly recommend […]

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