I had a wonderful blogging break. Our daughter and I traveled the mountains and had perfect weather. Until the day she went home in a terrible early snowstorm. More about that later.
Today marks one year since our beloved Ellie died suddenly. While we still miss her every single day, the pain is less and we spend more time reflecting on her life than on her death.
Ellie's first day as part of our family
Her favorite little yellow duck which she carried with her constantly.
She loved the Wisconsin snow
She was a perfect dog. Friendly, amusing, and loyal
My favorite picture of Ellie. Standing in the hall entrance pleading with me to come out of my study and spend some time with her.
I've been lucky enough to have two "heart dogs." My first heart dog, an English Springer Spaniel named Tipsy Pudding was with us for sixteen years. Our next Springer Spaniel (my husband's heart dog) was named Penny Lane and was with us for 15 years. Our Ellie was gone too soon, barely ten.
Dichi Sirius Eleanor Rose, we were so very fortunate to have you in our lives and you will never leave our hearts. Dear sweet Ellie: June 21, 2003 to November 10, 2013.