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Elizabeth of Ravenscroft, R.I.P.

EmLizLast year, our English Springer Spaniel was diagnosed with laryngeal paralysis, and steadily declined. Last evening she ceased her struggle. So I’m going to break from my vow of connecting every post to the subject of writing and give tribute to her instead.

Lizzie acted as family companion and protector up to her last hours. She patiently accepted the love and unintentional abuse of five grandchildren … including the indignities of being dressed in bunny ears, funny glasses, space dog antennae, Mardi Gras beads, and sequined scarves. AdrLiz

She allowed herself to be used as a pillow on occasion. And even permitted the cat to share her bed. She was a dog, but she was part of our family for fourteen years.

So, here’s to Miss Elizabeth of Ravenscroft, simply the best dog ever!

12 thoughts on “Elizabeth of Ravenscroft, R.I.P.”

  1. You asked today about emotion in writing and how best to show it. Well you just answered your own question on your post ’cause I’m going to cry now. You really have a way with emotion words and the pictures are so sweet. I’m glad I had the oppurtunity to meet her.

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  2. What an adorable dog. It’s so sad to lose a beloved pet. They truly become part of the family. I’ve cried many tears over dogs I loved. I’m glad yours had such a wonderful life full of love.

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  3. My condolences to you and your family. How good it is to have these quirky antics to savor. Lifelong memories that are the sweet reward of a family wrapping its arms and its love around the faithful heart and soul of a dog. How kind to share this tribute to your dear companion.

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  4. Lizzy was a loving, caring dog and certainly touched the entire family with her kind and gentle ways. She was always so happy to greet me at the door while looking for the girls. My goodness… she loved those kids, even as she grew older and had less energy to exert she continued to keep up with them the best she could.

    Although Lizzy had a long life nothing prepares us for saying goodbye. She left a lifelong loving paw-print in our hearts. We all have cherished memories and lasting impressions of her loyalty and love. XOXO.. Angie

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