HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
If your Instagram feed needs an extra serving of cuteness, Abby is here to help. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based pooch (@abby.pup on Instagram) is an instant smile inducer with over 70,000 followers, who is really proud of her roots.
“My goal is to post pictures that provide smiles to her followers, and hopefully for them to become more aware of this great state,” says the dog’s owner Janey Harrison. “We have so much history here and nice architecture.”
Before she embraced all that Oklahoma has to offer, Abby was adopted from a home in Abilene, Texas (her name Abby is derived from Abilene). “She was the runt of a litter of 3, and was not expected to live, weighing less than 1 pound at 3 months,” says Harrison. “After holding Abby, and realizing she didn’t want to leave me, I couldn’t leave her.”
Who’s scared of a big ‘ol Harley? Not this girl, who is also “extremely chill” during storms, tornadoes, fireworks or when she hears other noises. This small pup even protects her people. “She will bark if she believes she hears an intruder, or on her perch window ledge at other dogs,” says Harrison.
This pint-sized pup — who is “supposed to be a Mi-Ki breed, also called ‘forever puppy'” says Harrison — is so much more than just a pretty face. “Abby visits a local nursing home, they love to hold her while waiting on meals,” says Harrison. “She provides comfort to all she sees, and loves to give a single peck on the cheek.”
Among Abby’s favorites are Mom, car rides, plane trips to N.Y.C., and water service in bed — you’ve gotta love a girl who knows what she wants! “She also loves playing with Daddy, digging in his tool box, or squeaking the only toy she can, for a belly rub,” Harrison adds. “She also enjoys having photos taken, and will look over the clothes, as if to pick a favorite.”
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