Dad's cell phone

Wow. Talk about a flash back in time! I never play with dad's cell phone, but this evening I noticed it laying on the piano and I thought I would take a peak at what photos he had stored on his memory card.

This would be Eve aka "Eve-ous", "Eve-r-beaver", "Evie", when we were at the Florida Aquarium.

This is Eve at the beach... yes we are playing with a *shhhhhh* BALL *shhhhh*.

And here the lastest baby....

She's a sweetheart =-)

*cough* yeah, um, don't ask about the leash. Lets just say, I keep all my new pups away from my nice leather leash until they are out of the chewing stage.

Typical puppy... who cares for pictures?!?!

Back when "come" meant something to little Ellie dear

Ohhh I miss kissing that furry little head... and paws, after she had a bath that is.

I thought for sure I had a video of my sweet Ellie chasing Sadie around the tennis court. I was very disappointed to realize I did not. Yes, park rangers, when you are not around (like you ever are) I let my dogs run free in the "fenced" area. They are still "on leash" so you can't complain about the "dogs must be leashed" rule :)

     Oy, so missing Ellie,


My house...

is so very quiet without her


 Wednesday, Ellie's sponsors sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers. They smell amazing and look perfect as a center piece in the dining room! The picture doesn't do the flowers justice!


I took these pictures this morning. Ellie has matured into such a sweet little girl. Her temperament is so gentle and easy going. I think it really shows on her sweet face.
The drive to SEGDI on an IFT day is very hard... you purposely drive slow and try to get caught by every red light. That annoying lump in your throat gets bigger, and everything seems to go by so quickly.

I was so thankful, SEGDI was busy. People were coming and going, the January class was in session, so Ellie was watching the other dogs and getting excited about her surroundings. Distractions are a plus when your baby is going to college.

*Tip, no make-up on IFT days... trust me*
Ellie was so excited to go "exploring". She was tugging and pulling to go see more. No looking back for my little girl! 

After we said our tearful goodbyes, we always go and see the puppies. 
As well as seeing puppies, we also saw two familiar little female pups that are in heat right now. Little Flora and Popi were acting happy and go-lucky as they always are!

Meg's puppies!!! Aren't they adorable? Meg came out to say hi for a few minutes... she's such a sweetie!

 Puppy hugging was a lot of fun. Evan really enjoyed seeing the "Dah" :)

The house is so quiet. My room feels empty. But we are happy to see the huge decrease in dog hair floating around our house!
No more busy breaks before going into a store, no more waking up to a puppy rearranging her bedding, no more "forward straight" commands while crossing the street, no more saying "coat on".
Oh, we will miss this little girl. Very much.



You've got a friend in me... song by Randy Newman

You've got a friend in me,
You got a friend in me,

When the road looks rough ahead,

And your miles and miles from your nice warm bed,

You just remember what your old pal said boy,

'Cause you got a friend in me,
Yeah you got a friend in me.

You got a friend in me,
You got a friend in me,

You got troubles,

Well I got 'em too,

There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you,

We stick together and we can see it through,

'Cause you got a friend in me,
Yeah you got a friend in me.

Some other folks might be a little smarter then I am,

Bigger and stronger too, maybe,

But none of them, will ever love you the way I do,

It's me and you boy, and as the years go by,

Our friendship will never die,

Your gonna see it's our destiny, you got a friend in me.
Yeah yoooooooou got a frieeeeeeend in me.

Ellie May

A Note from Meagan: Watching Ellie and Evan grow up together has been so neat. In the beginning, it was "Ellie be gentle with Evan!!", now it's, "Evan be gentle with Ellie!!!".
Not only will we miss you Ellie girl, Evan is going to be lost without his best friend!


What's been going on...

Hmmm.... I think it's about time we updated this blog huh? Here goes...

It is official. Ellie is going IFT (In For Training) on the 20th on January. I have a certain couple who would love to sneak Ellie out of country for me.... you know who you are *cough* Bob, *cough* Sue. :)

The week of New Years, everyone was sick. Poor Ellie and Sadie didn't get very many walks but they did romp and run in the yard. My dad was able to take a few long weekends off of work. Whenever he is home, our schedule is always thrown out the window.

Ellie's sponsors live near a school that hosts an outdoor "Market" once a month during the cooler weather. So they invited us, this past weekend, to walk through the market and come back to their house for some lunch and hanging out. Ellie and their dog Freeport play really well together. Even Nutmeg, the LeVines' cat gets in on the chasing game. We had a really good time chatting and visiting with such a sweet family. After Ellie goes IFT they have promised to keep me updated on how she's doing :) (Hmm... maybe we should have pinkie promised!! :-)

^Ellie wasn't a fan of the musicians flute^
^Ellie wasn't afraid of the hulahoops... maybe her blind person will be an expert hulahooper?^
^Hanging out with Freeport^
^Had to get some kid lovin' in of course!^  

^Came home after the market to eat lunch and sneak some butter off the counter eat some ice with Freeport^

The fact that Ellie is going IFT is really hard to imagine. I won't know what to do with myself! Let alone, Evan will be very bored without his "buddy" Ellie (or Ehhh-EEEE as Evan says). We will all go through Ellie withdraws :(
I have taught her every command she needs to know by her IFT date so after she leaves me, it will be all up to her whether she goes onto formal training or pursues another career. She will always be a star is my eyes. No matter what she makes. A few weeks ago,we were entering Joanne Fabrics, a little boy screamed at the top of his lungs, "Look it's a super dog!!!" Why yes little guy, that she is.