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Monday, March 20, 2017

Our Ellie

We loved you.
We still do.
You are everywhere in this too quiet house-
                                                          and absent.

Thank you sweet girl for blessing us with your gentleness, 
          unbridled joy, 
                                                         and comfort. 

Tomorrow it will be three weeks since we said goodbye and the first time we led you into the woods, where you had always run ahead before, turning yours to be sure I was following. One day I will again. May you rest peacefully beneath the earth, tall trees and expansive sky.

We miss you dear Ellie. We miss you.

In loving memory of our Ellie
Click the arrow to watch a short video of our sweetheart through the years.


  1. I'm very sorry about your Ellie. That makes a huge hole in the household, doesn't it. Sending hugs.

  2. What a sweetheart. I can see she brought a lot of joy. What a gift that Ellie and your family got to share so much love. With compassion and love for you all. Cix

  3. She looks like such a fun, playful girl. I'm so, so sorry that she's left the physical world. I'm sure you see and hear her around every corner. Gentle hugs to you, Laura.

  4. Oh Laura, I'm so very sorry that you lost your beautiful Ellie. My heart aches for you, dear friend. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a furry family member. Sending supportive hugs your way. <3

  5. My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved companion. I feel your pain. Peace and love -

  6. This made me cry, Laura. Such a sweet, beautiful girl she was. She was so happy and joyful and lived such a wonderful life. I know only too well how quiet the house is now. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl.

  7. Oh Laura, I'm so sorry. I remember how you worked to heal your sweet girl and to make her days happy in spite of everything. You will miss her so much, but her happy spirit will stay with you.

    It's been such a long time since I've seen a blogpost from you -- I don't know what or who led me here today, but it's good to be able to be here and send you virtual hugs and thanks for everything you did for Ellie and for all of us over the years. You do not give up.

  8. Oh, it's so hard to lose a wonderful and loyal friend! I'm sorry to hear about Ellie.

  9. A sad time adjusting to the absence of Ellie, but you have been blessed by her unconditional love and have made many precious memories.

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I know people say that all the time, but really, my heart goes out to you and your family. I hope the good memories of your sweet girl will in time, overshadow the grief you are feeling now.

  11. Peace to you Laura. How blessed you are to have shared life with Ellie. ��

  12. I am sorry about your loss. Animals are the best and the love is so selfless and pure.

  13. Oh Ellie you are gone over rainbow bridge!. Sweet adventures to you until your Laura is there.
    You are so beautiful, so curious, and smart, you make many new friends!
    (Laura hello!. So very sorry your sweet Ellie is gone ahead. This is so difficult. Saying a prayer for you.
    Having my old bolg gone down the "rabbit hole" deflated my enthusiasm. I started a new blog and fizzled out.
    Hope you are making progress.
    I am Facebook. Sandra Nobles Hagan) the wild magnolia ����

  14. Oh, I am so sorry for your loss...


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