Good Evening, I'm Miss Ellie's mom. I just read my dear friend's tribute to my sweet girl Ellie. I can't tell you how much gratitude I have for her. She helped me through a very difficult time. I am still not over it. I have worked all week, and my mind and hands have stayed busy, but when I open the backdoor and come home, the emptiness begins. You see, I have been spoiled. For the past 10 and one half years, I was greeted at that back door by Ellie. No longer do I have that honor. I have holes in my heart. Our other shepherd, Schroeder is lonely and depressed as am I.....seems we both just sit and wait, waiting for her to come back, but she isn't. I know in my heart it was the right thing to do.....but I don't think I've ever felt this kind of void in my life......I just wanted to thank you for the kind words. Thank you for listening.