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Y&R’s Melissa Ordway Mourns the Loss of Her Beloved Dog, Riley


Please join us in sending love to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS star Melissa Ordway (Abby) who had to say goodbye to her precious fur baby, Riley. “My heart breaks as I write this,” she shared on Instagram. “Riley, my companion, my journal, my first child, the sweetest boy. One of a kind. I’ll never forget the first time I saw you. You stole my heart. 16 years of memories.

“Thank you for being an angel here on Earth,” Ordway continued. “Now you’re amongst the angels in heaven. I know you’re playing with your brothers and running after a soccer ball. I love you. We all love you. We will miss you every day.”

Naturally, the comments filled up with condolences from fans and friends, including Ordway’s Y&R co-stars. “Oh Melissa, I’m so so sorry,” exclaimed Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea). “They are our babies. Sending you so much love.” Lauralee Bell (Christine) assured her friend she was “thinking of you all! So so hard.” 

Ordway went through her personal pictures to select some wonderful moments that she shared with Riley over the past 16 years that you can see in the special gallery below.

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