"Pagey". . .
Breeder, award winning author, International lecturer and
one of the world’s most widely respected authorities on
canine structure and movement, Rachel Page Elliott was a
remarkable woman. As most dog people around the
world know, Pagey is probably best-known for her
highly regarded volume about canine anatomy and movement
I was fortunate
enough to visit Pagey a few times during her
last years and on one of those visits I brought along my
Grandson Stephen. Through a little boy's eyes here is the
account of that day:
"Gram took me for a ride one day and little did I
know I would be meeting a wonderful lady who was
Internationally known. Before Gram and Mrs. Elliott sat
down for their visit where they talked about her
latest book (“From Hoofbeats to Dogsteps: A Life of
Listening to and Learning From Animals"), Mrs.
Elliott led me to a room filled with toys that were played
with by her children - I picked out an antique wooden
marble set that kept me amused during the entire visit.
Looking back I realize how special that was! Later she
offered me a treat of homemade cookies and showed me a
collection of her handmade jigsaw puzzles. She commented
to Gram what a lovely mannered child I was and that she
looked forward to more visits from us soon."
I will never
forget my visits with Rachel Page Elliott at
her River Road Farm in Carlisle -- aside from her many
interests and talents, she was a warm, caring woman who
made you feel "special".