On October 1st, 2021, we learned that our beloved Ethel had been found dead of unknown causes near the woods where she spent her life.  She is survived by her family, Doe #23 a/k/a Harriet, Doe #49 a/k/a Gladys, and Doe #71 a/k/a Mae.   We will never forget her antics and remain grateful for the five years we knew her. 

Below is Ethel’s original adoption post.  If you would like to make a donation in remembrance of Ethel, simply include the words “Remembrance Gift – Ethel (Doe #55)” in the comment box on our online donation form or on your check memo if you donate by check.

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Maybe it is her relatively young age (~4.5 years old as of December 2020), or maybe it is just her fear of missing out on fun, but Ethel loves being where the action is.  Whereas other members of her family will take periodic “me” time, Ethel prefers company.  Not to say she’s indiscriminate – while she’s happy to socialize with other adults, she has no patience for neighborhood fawns and won’t be offering to babysit anytime soon!

Ethel resides in Mt. Storm Park and the woods between Lafayette Avenue and Rue de la Paix with her family, Doe #23 a/k/a Harriet (age ~7.5), Doe #49 a/k/a  Gladys (age ~7.5), and Mae (age ~ 2.5).

Ethel, Harriet, Gladys, and Mae are known among Lafayette Avenue neighbors as “The Mount Storm Bridge Club.”  (Mae’s mother Louise (Doe #62), an original member of the Bridge Club,  disappeared in early 2020 and sadly is presumed to be deceased.) 

Adopted and Named by: Sally Skillman & Nancy McGaughey

Named for:  Ethel Mertz,  Lucy Ricardo’s fun-loving sidekick in I Love Lucy.

Sponsored by:  June Schlipf  

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