Rachel "Pagey" Elliott
In this moving tribute, Sandy Cody describes her first meeting with Pagey Elliott, back at a time when the club was practicing in a parking lot at a church in Wayland, Massachusetts. Pagey invited the newly organized ARFF Agility Club to practice at her farm and became ARFF's first agility student.
Pagey was an award-winning author and a respected authority on canine movement. A Dog Writers Association of America Hall of Famer and former Dog Woman of the Year, her best-known book is Dogsteps, a highly regarded volume about canine anatomy and movement. Dogsteps: A New Look (3rd edition) helps readers, including dog show judges and breeders, gain a better understanding of dog gait and movement through cineradiography ("moving x-rays").
Pagey's memoir, From Hoofbeats to Dogsteps: A Life of Listening to and Learning from Animals, provides fascinating insights into her life, scientific forays, and important moments in history. She shares her life experiences as if she is chatting with a dear friend.
These works, and others by Pagey, are available for purchase from online vendors. A free, one-hour Dogsteps video is available on YouTube.