Ella Konik: 1993-2008

Ella Guinevere Konik died peacefully last night at home in her bed, surrounded by family. She was close to 15 1/2. 

Frank Sinatra once told an interviewer, “They say you only live once. But if you have a life like mine, once is enough.” Ella’s time on Earth was like that. A white-lab and greyhound mutt, she was adopted at 3 months and spent much of her adult years spreading joy. Ella was a licensed therapy dog and the subject of my book “Ella in Europe” and the Animal Planet TV show “Ella & Me.”

She was friends with everyone, a beautiful soul encased in white fur.

We miss her.

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2 Responses

  1. Dear Mr. Konik, I just finished reading Ella in Europe five minutes ago and saw at the end of the book your web site. Here I am going through it and just read about Ella’s passing. I’m very sorry for your loss.

    As you wrote in your book, “…I’ll know that for a too-brief magical time I was truly blessed.” Indeed, in reading your book, you were blessed.

    Sincerely from a dog lover,

    Monica Pileggi

  2. Carol J. Brown says:

    Dear Mike, i loved your book about Ella and it really touched my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.