Saturday 26 September 2015

A Sad Goodbye

Our dear sweet Elsie passed away yesterday. It was not a surprise, she had been ill for almost a year and we have been preparing ourselves mentally for months but still it is a hard blow to the heart.
Elsie was like no other dog we have ever had, she had the attitude of a Royalty even though she was small and thin she was the Queen of the house. Incredibly smart and very moving her being very proud but she also hated to be alone (meaning without my mother).

Elsie and my mother were inseparable from the first day we found her in 2005. Elsie was incredibly thin, dehydrated, full of ticks and had a bad healed rib (most likely of someone who kicked her). The night we found her was also the night that I had to fly to Holland so her first 2 weeks I was not there, and when I came home the two had bonded like they knew each other for years.
Elsie never forgot her bad times, and never liked being held on a lap, she always wanted to be stroked with all feet on the ground to have control over the situation. But she would always follow my mother to each room she would enter and kept her eyes always open to watch, unlike our other dogs who usual always sleep.
Her entire behaviors and character made her a true one of a kind and she will be missed so very very much, I don't think my mum's broken heart will ever heal entirely without her.

The last few months she lost a lot of weight and lost most of her hair too, we tried every medicine available all over the world but unfortunately nothing was enough. Her always watchful eyes looked at us while she passed away, and they never closed, just like when she was alive she wanted to keep her eyes open...
She is now in the mountains next to Daisy who was her best friend.


  1. RIP little Elsie.
    She looked a lot like my dad's dog, Black who had quite an attitude too ;)

  2. Oh, I'm so sorry for your lost :( Its so hard! Give you so many ((((((((HUGS)))))))))).

  3. But it was such a luck that one day you met each other! Big hugs!

  4. :(
    One good thing is that she had a wonderful life with both of you, and that is something to cherish.
    We all die eventually, but it is our happiness in life that truly matters.
    Many hugs for such a big loss, it's always hard to loose a loved one.

  5. I'm so sorry for your loss and especially your mother. Hugs to you both and I believe there is a heaven of our beautiful pets.

  6. Sorry for your loss. I can feel your grieve since dogs are meant to be our companions. For sure, you and your mom did enjoy it while it lasted. It is a beautiful story...

    1. Thank you for your kind words! We miss her a lot!