Thompson - Abilene - Elkhorn, NE

Abilene – Karen and Steve Thompson – Elkhorn, Nebraska

Dream’s Abilene

AKC #WR05377404

Berner-Garde #18857

Born 12/01/2001, Adopted 11/17/2007

I found Abilene when I was researching Gina’s litters in Berner-Garde.  There was a link to the breeder who owned her so I contacted them to see how Abilene was doing.  Within a few months, they decided to get out of the Berner business and I made a deal with them to buy Abilene.  I thought that we’d rehome her through BARC. 

Within a few days of joining us, Abilene started shaking her head.  It was just the first sign of what would turn into months of trying to fight off her constant ear infections.  Eventually, it was decided that surgery would be necessary.

After Abilene had been with us for a few weeks and got comfortable, her true personality emerged.  We discovered that she was what’s referred to as “hyper-reactive”. 

Due to Abilene’s health and temperament issues, we decided that it would be best if she remained in our family.  And when I say “family”, I do mean family.  Abilene is Gina’s daughter.  We knew this.  What we didn’t know, but found through a later search in Berner-Garde, is that Abilene is also Bo’s paternal aunt.  Small, Berner world, isn’t it!??!!

Watch for Abilene in the Veteran’s Parade.

Karen and Steve Thompson

Elkhorn, NE