Nicknames: Bellie Sweetie Baby Girl Elllllliiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Pumpkin Head Bellisima
Likes: Being beside my mom and laying with the cat. Watching or chasing squirrels. Visiting friends and their Westie.
Pet-Peeves: Going to the vet. Any type of water or bath. IV's.
Favorite Toy: Froggie and puppy
Favorite Food: Chicken.
Favorite Walk: River Legacy Parks (with all the squirrels).
Arrival Story: I was visiting the shelter to donate food and walked through and saw her. I think Ellie was a mix of American Eskimo and Golden Retriever. Although she was really small when adopted she never did anything bad in the house. She always went to the door...even when she was a baby. I had to take her home....I could not leave her to fate (this was a kill shelter). What a blessing....she immediately captured my heart and made me realize how empty my life had been. She seemed to be an old soul trapped in a puppy body.....perhaps it was because she would not be here long....
Bio: I was with mom for 1 1/2 wonderful years. I was the most wonderful dog she ever had and she said I gave her so much more than she could ever give me.
I was born with hardly any kidneys. Mom didn't find out until I was over a year old. I got sick occasionally and had trouble walking. Two vets missed any diagnosis. Mom was going to see about getting me a kidney, but with none showing on either sonogram or x-ray, my chances were slim. They could not find my kidneys, but thought I had one, little kidney. The last 3 months of my life mom had me on IV's (which made me feel so much better I took them with no trouble) and I was in the vets before I came home for my final week. Mom learned how to give the IVs to me and we settled in for my last days. You can see from the lower picture how they had shaved all my arms for IVs. Mom put them in my shoulder where it hurt less.
You can see from my picture near the top how old I looked for just a one and a half year-old dog. Mom tried all kinds of remedies (that were not hard on me), but mostly carried me up and down stairs and bought me special food to make my life easier. She finally made my pain go away and held me as I went. She still pines for me and I know I am in her heart forever. She now knows that I was an angel dog.