Ode To Ripley

– Posted in: Personal

             I cherished every minute of my 15 years that I shared with Mr. Ripley—a mixed breed Terrier. At 16 years old, sadly, he passed on Wednesday, May 30th.             The ASPCA in Charlottesville, VA listed his breed as Benji Dog. He had Wheaton Terrier eye-lined eyes and a true Wheaton disposition. His rear though, seemed more Golden Retriever with a large swooshing tail that curved to the right. He was calm, smart, giving and filled with joy.             Lost during Hurricane Isabel when it passed through Virginia in 2003, he was found the next day behind the Keswick post office and brought to the ASPCA in Charlottesville, VA.            …