After last week's post my daughter sent some photographs of Ellie as tiny puppy. Since she is such a special dog, I will devote another post in honor of her birthday last week.
Little Ellie sits and watches.
She always loved sticks.
Some of you may recall that Ellie was injured shortly after she was born. Somehow she managed to squeeze under a freezer. During the process she cut her head and was rushed to the vet. The breeder called us and told us about the incident. He said the puppy was fine but would have a remaining scar. Since she was the only female available to us, the breeder offered to allow us to pass and said we could have first pick of the next litter. We told the breeder that a scar was not a problem for us and that we would still like to take the puppy. So the breeder gave us a discount. (But we never told Ellie she was marked down from her original price.)
When we brought her home we really had to watch her closely. She still liked to squeeze in narrow spaces.
She loved to lie between the sofa and end table.
Nine years later she hasn't changed much. Instead of a ten-pound puppy squeezed between the sofa and end table she is a sixty-five pound adult squeezed between the recliner and the end table.
It is hot even here in the mountains. We are expecting record-breaking highs for the next several days. Our hearts go out to those displaced by the Florida flooding and the terrifying wildfires in the west.
Can you believe it is the end of June? 2012 is half over? As we approach our Independence Day, our quote is from Mark Twain:
Patriotism is supporting your country all of the time;
and your government when it deserves it.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!
STAY SAFE OUT OF HARM'S WAY.