Rest in Peace Ella
Ella – 2002 – 2009
It is with deep sadness that I post this obit for my Dog Ella. She passed away suddenly last night in tragic fashion. I rushed her to the Pet ER as she was suffering from an uncontrollable seizure and there was nothing they could do to help. The sadness I feel today is as deep as it gets.
I found Ella when she was abandoned along with some litter mates when she was 6 weeks old. She was short, fat and black so I named her after my favorite Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. Ella was a Australian Cattle Dog mix (heeler) possessing the intelligence, determination and energy that made her so special for me. Many know that my business is DogWatch Hidden Dog Fences and I train dogs on the perimeter fences and for other behavioral problems. Ella was my helper. Her herding instinct allowed her to train other dogs to stay inside of the flags with ease. She was my shadow for almost 5 years. She didn’t obey – she listened to me. There was no need to give her commands, you could just talk to her in conversational tones. If I sent her out with an employee, she obeyed them. When she stayed with friends, she listened to them like she did me.
Ella would herd anything and everything. This included and was not limited to other dogs, cattle, horses, Koi fish, frogs and unfortunately an old blue haired woman on a walker ;). She couldn’t stand to see anything move that was not under her control. She had this internal mission that made her life complete.
I work with people and their Dogs all day long. All dog owners know that Dogs live a short life and that we must be prepared to have our heart broken and have the courage to know when it is time to pull the plug. I know that all dogs are special and unique and that my sadness is not greater than all good dog owners when faced with their
ultimate loss. Many people have been blessed like me to have a dog that is simply perfectly connected to them. God put Ella in my life and we were a perfect match. May she rest in perfect peace.
“Baruch atah Hashem Elokeinu melech haolam, dayan ha’emes”
Blessed are you, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, the true Judge.
Thanks for all of your support! Baruch Hashem!