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January 1, 2005 - May 19, 2021 - If Dexter could talk, he wouldn't need many words. He would rather be following scents than idle chit-chat.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dexter 'Sinverguenza' EllisSUBMITTED PHOTO - Dexter 'Sinverguenza' EllisIf Dexter could talk, he wouldn't need many words. He would rather be following scents than idle chit-chat.

Brown, white, red, and black, he had no definitive breed, but his mystery included coyote. Dexter was crafty, independent, and a trickster who burned through multiple lives and regularly violated boundaries. He was a healer and guide to all who knew him.

Found in 2006 roaming free in the California hills, the Sacramento SPCA rescued him hours before euthanasia. Mom Maria found him there, and like watching lightning freeze, Dexter sat when asked. She took him home that same day, and they remained best friends for the next 15 years.

Dexter goes to the dog park in the sky survived by brother Ike, Mom Maria Ellis, and Dad Tony Andersen. It is impossible or there to ever be another dog like him.


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