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I was just talking about Ella last week... - Mark's Journal
I was just talking about Ella last week...

When Jeff (no, not you, the other one) came over to digitize the Sunshine Spider video, we talked about his dog Buddy (who's in the video at about ten months of age) and his sister Ella, Ari's dog who I've known since she was a puppy. Buddy had died late last year, and Jeff was glad to hear Ella was still with us, and still acting like a youngster. (The picture above is of her napping on my leg about a year and a half ago... during the Super Bowl, I suspect.)

Well, Ari just called, and passed along the sad news that Ella died last night. She had a seizure, and he brought her up to the Cornell emergency clinic. After a few hours they told him they could keep her alive with many hours and thousands of dollars of work, but that she probably wouldn't be herself any more. At thirteen years old, her quality of life couldn't last that much longer anyway.

Ella as a puppyPoor doggie. I'm sure she acted so young for as long as she did because she started hanging out with Bella, Sheila's dog who's several years younger (though no longer a puppy herself). I hope another dog will join Bella in the family before too long.

(That's Ella as a puppy at right.)
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kaitl From: kaitl Date: August 18th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
So sad when puppies leave us :(

Sounds like she had a great life, though.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: August 18th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

She did! :-) I hadn't seen her in a while, but she was always happy to see me even after months apart.
kinnerc From: kinnerc Date: August 18th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember Ella! :-(

Say "I'm sorry" to Ari for me. Tell him what's going on with me, if he doesn't know.

Ella was a wonderful dog, always active. Ari made the difficult, but corageous decison>
emaline412 From: emaline412 Date: August 18th, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pooooor puppy! She looks like a sweetie.
pixel39 From: pixel39 Date: August 18th, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Pass along to Ari mine and Mikey's condolences. I still remember Ella as a bouncy teenage puppy at Watkins Glen (has it been that long?!).
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 18th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)


Thanks everyone for your kind words. Ella was a great friend, and we'll miss her.

If you want to see a little album I made of her, you can see it on my facebook page or at


queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: August 18th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so sad. I remember Ella.
kitchenqueen From: kitchenqueen Date: August 19th, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Please pass on my heartfelt sympathies. *hugs*
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