Sunday, February 17, 2013

Another Friend Leaves

I received a call last night from my best friend, Sue. Her dog Ellie crossed the bridge yesterday.
Ellie came to live with Sue and her other Springer Spaniel, Dylan, when she was nine months old. The family who owned her didn't want to take the time to give her the life she needed and deserved, but Sue and Steve were ready to take her in and give her a loving home.

Ellie has been there beside Sue as her daughter grew up and left home and Ellie stayed close by Sue's side as she battled breast cancer and won.
Ellie and Dylan

Recently Ellie has suffered  the problems that dogs often face in old age. She was deaf and her eyesight was failing. She had some arthritis that made racing around the field impossible, but she still liked to wander thru the park with Sue and Steve. Finally it was time and her family was beside her as she left. Ellie was fifteen years old and is loved and missed by all who knew her.

13 comments:

SissySees said...

Our condolences to your friend on the loss of her special companion. They leave big holes when they go, don't they?

gMarie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Ellie. I do hope your friend is doing okay. It's always so hard, isn't it? g

Nichole said...

RIP sweet Ellie...

Dexter said...

She sounds like she was a wonderful, dear companion. 15 years is a long life. Run free, little Ellie.

Kisses,
Dexter

Ruby said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear abouts Ellie. She sure was a purty gurl.
I'm so glad she was able to find such a good home where she had a wonderful life.
I'll be thinkin' of her family.
Run free sweet Ellie.
Kisses,
Ruby

Jo's World said...

Ellie and Dylan are a most beautiful couple and its plain Ellie will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Is Dylan still living? He will feel real sorrow at her loss too.

Condolences,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Life with Wrigs said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's loss of her dear Ellie. Please give her our sympathies.

Susan and Wrigs

scotsmad said...

It's always sad, even when you know they're old and have had the best life you could give them.

We know she'll be missed.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

rottrover said...

Run, run, run free, beautiful Ellie!

Susie and Sidebite said...

She is in good hands and is now waiting for all of us to come and do the running and playing she couldn't do here, we miss our fur buddies.

Your Pals
Susie & Bites

Mitch and Molly said...

We are so sorry. Ellie is so beautiful. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Godspeed.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Marjie said...

It was a good life, one to be celebrated. That doesn't make it any easier for those of us who are left behind. My condolences to your friend, and to you, who obviously loved Ellie, too.

Casey said...

So sorry to hear this. Run free, Ellie!