Sweet Ella came to me from MAGRR on November 19, 2011, a spry 10 year-old.   She was my fourth Golden rescue and second Golden girl.  Before we retired from the National Park Service in 2013, Ella loved coming to work, meeting people and walking the beautiful grounds in Hyde Park.  She enjoyed car rides and “talking” to passers-by.  At home, she would sniff out wildlife and chase chipmunks, or just relax on the stoop.  She was a snow angel in winter.  She was gentle but stood her ground when threatened.  Undeterred by epilepsy and advancing age, she bravely faced pneumonia and an aggressive tumor.  Ella was patient and undemanding, a happy, good girl. Much loved and missed.


The MAGRR Board of Directors expresses sincere sympathy to Carol on the loss of Ella.  We are grateful to her for having given Ella a wonderful home of her own.  It takes a special person to love seniors and give them a chance. They know when someone has saved them and are always grateful and loyal.  Ella came to MAGRR from a shelter in Arkansas with heartworms and a lost hope.  She soon learned love and her lucky day was when Carol decided to adopt this special girl.  She now has someone on whom to wait at the Rainbow Bridge.  Rest in Peace sweet Ella.  We loved you, too.





I Am Not There

Do not stand at my grave and weep.

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in the morning’s hush,

I am the swift uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight.

I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry:

I am not there, I did not die.

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