Ellie tended to bark at every little sound or movement and this was definitely annoying at times, but I cannot explain how sad the quiet is even though I wished for it so often. No longer do I hear her in the middle of the night barking at the wind or greeting me when I pull into the driveway with her persistent woof.
Ellie was such a mother. Each time we brought a new dog into our home she was there to take care of him. She was wonderful with our children and allowed them to sit on her and lay on her without a fight. Ellie was gentle and sweet unless you had food. If food was in her presence that dog was on a mission to get to it. The second you said the word "treat" she was at attention and would do anything you asked.
I miss this dog. I am so glad that I was able to talk to her before she passed. I am thankful that her passing was quick. My eyes fill with tears each time I think of her, my throat gets thick, and I smile too.
Ellie was a good dog. The best.