Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Nellie came to us, scared and skinny, in 1996, through David's patient, Mrs. Bruno, who was active in the Montgomery County Rescue League. We never knew Nellie's exact age but estimated her to be about a year old when she joined our family. She was a mix of Golden Retriever and Brittany Spaniel and came to us already named Nellie.
In a family of brunettes, Nellie was a redhead, but her personality was anything but fiery. She was the sweetest, gentlest and most uncomplaining member of the family. She was a strong and healthy dog up until the very end. When she and Adam were very young, we would attach her leash to Adam's stroller and she would pull him up the hill at the end of our street. She loved running free in the park at the other end of our street. Chasing squirrels was her very favorite pastime. One of Nellie's finest moments was when a squirrel got into our house and Nellie cornered it and bit off its tail!
Nellie was a good dog and we will miss her.