|Mrs. Van Ester (Estee) - October 26, 1999 - April 28, 2013|
We had previously had a lovely Border Collie and she had been gone for about three months. Al didn't know if he wanted another dog; however, I had a very close girl friend in Ohio that had a Yorkshire Terrier and I had always liked hers, and Nancy Bowser here in Wellsboro had four and I talked to her and she convinced me that this was the breed I needed, so I made the plunge, the only thing that concerned us was they weren't supposed to be the best with small children and we had a small granddaughter at the time, but Estee loved Michelle as much as Michelle loved her.
Michelle and Estee had their pictures in the Wellsboro paper, Michelle wore her Americian Girl dress and carried her Americian Girl Doll and had Estee on a leash for the Pet Parade, they didn't win, but the photographer thought it was the best of show and took her picture and it is my favorite and we have it on our mantel.
On the last day we had Estee with us, Michelle came down in the afternoon and asked if she could take Estee outside and hold her, and that is what she did, she took her out in the driveway and sat and held her, and stayed so long with her, that it got cool, and Michelle asked for a blanket to cover Estee with. She told me she thought Estee was enjoying watching the traffic and listening to the outside noises. Estee probably spent more time with Michelle and Krista than anyone else. If we traveled and for some reason couldn't take Estee, Krista always gladly kept her, in fact, she would often come down and ask if she could come and visit!
|Taken the day that Lou came to meet the family|
Steve, Krista, Myself and Scott - October 2008
She would never do this for anyone else!
|She would go the barn when Lou had the mower out, just to ride back.|
|Estee and Lou at MacDill AFB|
|She loved the beach|
|Aunt Hettie and Estee|
|Morning rub down|
|Lou and Estee at Coast Guard Base - Key West|
|Deer Island near Key West, She loved seeing the little deer|
|Estee watching an Armadillo out the door at Mac Dill|
|She loves sleeping on papers|
|Lou and Estee watching the Fire Works on the Fourth of July|
|Co-Pilot having a nap|
|Where did Lou go?|
|My sister decided, after this she would like to have a little dog.|
|In Venice, Florida - They cater to dogs at all restaurants|
|A nice way to travel|
|Estee attending Lou's birthday party|
On the Road Again!!
Matthew loved Estee, they played ball as soon as Matthew could throw a ball, he called her Woof Woof.
|Krista often gave her a new toy before leaving on a trip, she loved this monkey|