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Introducing Ella!


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Quin has only been with us for about four months, but already we knew that we wanted to be a two-hound family. We started searching for the perfect hound, and our search ended at the GPA-Wisconsin kennel when we met a happy little dark brindle girl with a helicopter tail. She had just turned two, so it's clear that she wasn't much into the racing life. We were set to give her a comfy spot in our home and our hearts to call her own. A couple weeks later, the houndie originally referred to as "Joan" came home with us, and with a new name--Ella.

 

Our first night with our little straight-from-the track angel was pretty uneventful. She spooked at the usual things (funny sounds, new objects she'd never seen before), but seemed to take it in stride. She hit it off with Quin right from the start (and it didn't take long for them to establish that she was going to be the alpha bitch, thank you very much!), and she even paid no attention to our cat, Eris. Things were looking good!

 

The next morning, my husband and I took the pups out for their morning constitutional. (We're having a new septic put in, so there's no fence in our yard right now.) I'm still not sure how it happened, because I'm always so careful...but Ella somehow ripped the leash from my hand. I let out a cry, and my husband spun around and dove for Ella's leash. Somehow, he ripped the webbing between his fingers open in the process, and twisted his ankle. I was frantic for Ella's safety, but had to take my broken and bleeding husband to the ER. I called my kids and sent them out on a mission--try to find our girl!

 

The kids DID find Ella. Fortunately she'd tangled her leash around a tree branch. Unfortunately, in her frantic run she'd shredded her paw pads. The kids (I'm so proud of them) got her home with the help of a neighbor with a Suburban, got her into the house, and put her on a blanket where they comforted her and waited for my mom (whom I'd called) to arrive to help them.

 

We got Ella's paws bandaged, and I took her to the vet who put her on antibiotics to prevent an infection and sent us home. But later that day she was vomiting and so sick that she wouldn't even stand up to do it. Whatever we managed to get her to drink came straight back up. I rushed her back to the vet's and our little girl ended up spending the night on IV fluids. It was a rough few days for her, and for all of us. :(

 

Fortunately, just over a week later Ella is on the mend. Her paws are healing nicely, and she's happy and sweet and that helicopter tail is back. (We've taken to calling her Ella-copter!) So, here she is in all her glory...our sweet little Ella girl.

 

 

 

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Before the "flight," here's Ella with her new friend, Quin.

 

 

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On the mend with ouchy paws. This is just before she discovered that dog beds are not to be feared...they're actually comfortable!

 

 

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Who can resist this pretty, petite face?

 

 

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Congrats on chipping! :confetti Ella's a little beauty, and I know her paws will heal soon (nice touch with the blue vet wrap :lol). Hopefully this will be her first and last escape. She's a very lucky girlie! :)

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she has one set of piercing eyes...

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Congratulations!!!

 

What a pretty girl. I hope she doesn't have any more "adventures".

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Congrats! I noticed that she is wearing a different collar in every photo. :wub: She is beautiful!

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Congrats! I noticed that she is wearing a different collar in every photo.

 

That's because her mom is a bit of a collar junkie. :blush

 

The geometric design one is Quin's old collar. My husband thought it was too girlie. The tulip one is her new collar from Crown Collars. And she has another one on the way. :wacko:

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:wub: Congrats, she is stunning and looks so at home :wub:

 

 

How is hubby doing now?? I know sweet Ella-copter must have stolen his :beatheart already :D

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What was her name? Do you know her lineage? I only ask because when I look at her I see my Carmen looking back at me....

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What was her name? Do you know her lineage? I only ask because when I look at her I see my Carmen looking back at me....

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Ella's registered name is Lisbon Joan. Her father is Kiowa Sweet Trey and her mother is Bohemian Unity (love that name!). As far as I can tell, she never raced. She doesn't even show up on Greyhound-Data.com, and she just turned 2 on June 22nd--both pretty sure signs that she was destined for the couch, not the track. :lol

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