ELLIE

ELLIE is a beautiful GSD. She was about a year old, totally un-socialised and living with drug addicts in very cramped conditions when she was discovered. She was very spacey herself and she was fed on things like wafer biscuits. After a season, this gorgeous girl was spayed.

A VERY SAD DAY FOR ELLIE and VAL (16.10.2017)

Little Connie was a lovely, gentle, sweet natured girl who was loved by everyone who met her. She had a
wonderful long life with Val who adored her and, from 2006, with Ellie who became her best friend.

She was 14yrs and, for most of her life, she had been extremely fit and healthy but, in her last two years,
despite several surgeries, she did keep getting recurring tumours. She was always a very brave girl and
never really seemed to let her medical problems and rehabilitation bother her but, sadly, her age was
always going to be against her.

Without a care in the world, Connie had been happily playing ball with Val and Ellie in the morning and,
during the evening, she had her usual very rough play with Mr Rabbit who had even managed landing in the fire
on more than one occasion through his life.

Then, completely out of the blue, in the very late evening of Monday 16th October, Connie suffered
from a massive stroke. This was terrifying for both Val and Ellie but, thankfully, Connie wouldn’t have
known anything about it.

Eventually, the vet on call came but, sadly, given her age and medical history, there was no realistic option
other than to calmly and gently put Connie to sleep with Val at her side.

Val and Ellie said their sad “goodbyes” to her and Connie was taken to be cremated at the local Pet
Cemetery. Her ashes are going to stay in Connie’s special place in the house.

Poor Val is utterly devastated and devoted Ellie is doing her best to comfort her mum.

This picture is of Connie in 2005 with her friends, Danny, Sammy, Jilly May, Eddie, Ricky, Freddie and
Barney. For sure, Connie will now be happily reunited with all of them at Rainbow Bridge.

Fly with the other angels, little Connie  xx

ELLIE’S HISTORY

Ellie is a beautiful GSD. She was about a year old, totally un-socialised and living with drug addicts in
very cramped conditions when she was discovered in 2006. She was very spacey herself and she was fed on
things like pink wafer biscuits.

She went to live with Val and her lovely Whippet, Connie. After a season, this gorgeous girl was spayed. Ellie
was soon enjoying 3 good long runs a day and the best of food. Needless to say, she was to be very much
loved. Ellie went regularly to training classes, gained her bronze Kennel Club Good Citizen Award and
became a model of good behaviour. She regularly ran and played with lots of doggy friends which
made her a very happy girl. 


2017 Irish Retriever Rescue