Pictured here enjoying her last day in Bellwood Park, EV, beloved companion of Carol A. Gosselink, slipped loose her earthly pains on July 3, 2012, to enter the peaceable kingdom greeted by a heavenly host of playmates and pals.
EV celebrated her birthdays Sept. 28, her human grandfather's birthdate. She was named in honor of her grandmother, Ethel Elizabeth Van Zante, who died in 2001, the year EV was born.
The nearly 11 years of EV's rich life were filled with "school" (Happy Tails Daycare), furry friends (she helped foster numerous rescue dogs [e.g., Joy, Clara and Freda] and cats [London, Paris and Willard, just to name a few]), and naughtily running away just out of reach of her hysterical panting mother and sometimes Aunts Mary and Sandy.
Devouring weenie bits, scurrying after squirrels, shredding empty Blue Bunny Butter Pecan cartons to lap up the last creamy globules, toppling mailboxes during her enthusiastic walks, honking the horn while waiting for someone to start the car and sneak-eating cashews were among her many favorite past-times.
EV was preceded in death by her sister, Olivia, and her brother, Tuck. She is survived by a large, extended non-furry family as well as her canine and feline sibs: Warren, General Burnside and Sallie Marie. EV's resting place is a garden where flowers, birds, and butterflies waft above her beautiful spirit. She forever will be sorely missed, never forgotten.
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest (Shakespeare).