"It is with great sadness that I announce my dear Ella has passed away
For 15 years Ella has been at my side, from my darkest days to my happiest. Iím going to miss her terribly
Ella had a very short illness, she slipped away in my arms at home and is now buried in the garden alongside Tilly. I took this picture just a few hours before she died
Iím just about holding it together to write this, and despite the fact I knew this day was coming, it doesnít make it any easier
Goodnight my darling Ella, Alizee and the dogs will take good care of me"