The Fabulist Tale of Mac and Abbey begins almost one thousand years ago in the village of Assisi.
Along with the birds and rabbits and deer and honey bees, Mac and Abbey gathered every morning around a man they knew as Francis. Everyone in the forest loved him because Francis so dearly loved them back. This man lived simply in what remained of a ruined church and was often found writing in his journal.
One day Francis turned to them and began to speak. The birds and rabbits and deer and honey bees listened, but Mac and Abbey knew the man who was surrounded by beautiful golden light was talking just to them.
He told Mac and Abbey that dogs were created to bring joy and light and hope when their people were sad. They must forgive, no matter how much their humans may fail them. And most important, they were to love their humans with all their heart.
Mac and Abbey left Assisi and set out to teach these lessons to other dogs. They made sure their puppies understood that they were to comfort their humans when they were sad, assure them that everything would be okay and, most importantly, to let them know every day, every moment, how much they were loved. Those puppies passed the knowledge on to their puppies and their puppies passed it on to their puppies and so it went. A thousand years later, every dog in the world lived like Francis. Humans tried to, but they could not do it perfectly like dogs.
Mac and Abbey grew old and tired, just like the birds and deer and rabbits and honey bees and yes, even Francis. It was time for Abbey to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
Heartbroken, Mac soon followed and the two were once again reunited. They discovered there was indeed a doggy heaven, which turned out to be the home of a mom, dad and two children that loved Mac and Abbey just as much Francis had once loved them. The best friends continued to teach the importance of love to all the dogs they met until the end of their days.