RIP, Elsie

I have very sad news to report. The unthinkable has happened, and the free spirited pup known as Elsie had a fatal encounter with a car today.

Photo of ElsieWe do our very best to protect our animals against the dangers of the world, but the one thing we can't always do is protect them against themselves. Elsie had a loving home with people who would have done anything for her, but something in her nature seemed to make her want something else. In a way, that was a big part of why we loved her (without even knowing her), but it also made us fear for her.

Colin has left a loving tribute to Elsie on the above-linked website, and more importantly, a call to action. I hope you'll read the whole thing and see what you may be led to do. Knowing the Gazette's readers, I know Elsie's memory will be honored in significant ways.

Please join me in sympathy for Molly and Colin. I'm sure Elsie is eluding angels right now, with a big grin on her face, but I suspect it will be awhile before her people can grin again.

If you live in Midland, you may or may not be aware that the Lone Star Sanctuary for Animals (formerly the Lone Star SPCA) gratefully accepts memorial donations

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Thank you so much for the post. Knowing that people were interested and moved by Elsie's story means an awful lot to us. She was a sweet little lady, even when she was chasing cats and hiding under pine trees. We miss her so much, but I'm glad other pups will get extra hugs on her behalf today.

Thank you so much for the post. Knowing that people were interested and moved by Elsie's story means an awful lot to us. She was a sweet little lady, even when she was chasing cats and hiding under pine trees. We miss her so much, but I'm glad other pups will get extra hugs on her behalf today.

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