Here's Elmer!

Elmer was, as you can see, a cocker spaniel. He didn't really belong to us, doggone it, but he lived with us for a couple of years while his "real mommy," our daughter, finished school. It was hard to lose him when he went back to living with her, but he was very happy with our daughter and son-in-law.

Elmer looked small, but he had a heart as big as a lion's. His favorite toy was a ball, which he refused to bring to you until he was good and ready. Then he quivered with excitement until you threw it for him. He was really a cutie! I swear he had springs built into his little paws, because he could jump from a stand-still right up onto a high bed or the back of a sofa! Elmer died suddenly in November, 2000, of a rare disease that took him quickly. He kept going until the end.