5/15/1999 – 12/23/2014
“We got you on a cold New year’s Eve. We loved you from the start, as you did us. We watched you grow and mature.
You loved all kinds of food, including Trout.
Hugs and Kisses and Boo Ghost made your tail wag.
You Hogged our bed, even though you had your own, we did not mind because it made you happy.
You loved walks along the shore and especially in Vermont, where you went every summer & Fall for thirteen years.
As you got older, your walks became slower and more careful. in heart you thought of yourself as a puppy, but in reality, you were gowning old. We understood and were patient. In our hearts we knew there would come a day when we would lose you. That day came like a thief in the night. Just two days before Christmas, you were gone.
Our hearts are aching and we feel empty. We loved you so very much and always will. We often said that you chose us as much as we did you. Now you are an angel watching over us. Be happy our sweet girl. Thank you for all your years of love.
Rose & Karl
10/8/1998 ~ 12/15/2014
Dear Dr. Mullen and everyone at Guilford Vet,
Thank you for the many years of caring for my wonderful, sweet dog Ellsworth (Oct. 8, 1998 – Dec. 15, 2014), and for your special compassion on Monday.
I think his very first puppy wellness visit was with Dr. DellaMonica in the old building, most likely sixteen years ago this month. And over the years I think he basically saw pretty much everyone at one time or another, including Dr. Ackles, and Dr. Pixton when he was younger. It’s hard to believe it’s been sixteen years.
On Monday I was heartbroken to have to let him go, but I am glad that he was in familiar surroundings and with you. I wonder how you manage to show such compassion after all your years in practice and am very grateful that he went out with you who knew him.
Outside of a vet’s office, Ellsworth was a fun, friendly, excitable, loving dog. And a quick study. Until the end he was always learning something new, or teaching me something new. He never met a stranger, loved people, loved treats, loved walking around town. Nothing ever bored him. He was a funny, friendly curious dog and a devoted companion. Up until these past two years or so, he had at least one walk (and usually more) to the Guilford green EVERY DAY, and he was always eager to get there. I think he never forgot that he once found a fully cooked pork chop there!
I will miss feeling that I am a part of the Guilford society of the dog, and I thank you Dr. Mullen and all the staff at the GVH for helping to grow up Ellsworth and for getting him to a good old age, and for getting him and me through the sad but necessary good-bye.
I am missing Ellsworth greatly and remembering most the ordinary, daily dog routines, which Ellsworth always managed to turn into an adventure.
With warm wishes to you for happy holidays and with much appreciation,
2001 ~ 2014
Penny Lane (Penelope)
Our sweet girl died on Tuesday October 7, 2014 You lived a long dog life but way too short for us. Our home feels empty without you. You were a member of our family from puppyhood. Maggie’s very best friend(the girls). Every walk we take we miss you, coming home from work does not feel the same. Where is my girl? Why couldn’t you live forever? I am so sad. We miss you Penny sweet girl.
Judy and Tony