May 27, 2008

Ella - The World's Greatest Dog...

At least I think she is ... Ella is our 1 year old Lab mix.  What type of mix, well that's a great question.  Her paper work from the Cincinnati SPCA say she is a Lab/Retriever mix.  But her body style suggests more of a lab/hound mix ... maybe Hungarian Vizsla or Greyhound, we are not really sure.  What we are sure of is that Ella has brought lots of joy and fun into our life.  

Life with a dog is really interesting.  A dog is always there for you ... they don't get mad at you, they don't hold a grudge against you, they don't look at you and wish you were reading their mind, all of these things make a dog a great companion.  A dog really only needs a few simple things to be happy in life ...  some good food a few times a day, fresh water in the bowl to slop up and spill all over the floor and a little room to stretch their legs every now and then.  Dogs don't really ask for much, maybe a scratch on the belly every now and then, maybe a toss of the ball for him or her to chase in the back yard on a nice day.  

I have to say that having a dog is a great joy in life.  Dogs make people smile and bring people out of their shell.  I can't tell you how many people Ella and I have passed on our walks who just love petting her and telling stories about their own dogs.  Dogs bring people together, they give us common experiences to talk about with other dogs owners.  Like when they run away b/c we didn't put the leash on to take them outside.  Like when they chew on our furniture b/c we didn't put them in their "house" before we left for work that day.  Or like when they are a puppy and they decide to get a roll of toilet paper to destroy and leave traces of all over the living room...
If you are a dog owner, you'll get this post.  If you're not a dog owner, then maybe it's all just a bunch of words to you, but if you have an interest in being a dog owner, then maybe you'll consider adopting a dog.  There is a lot of work in raising a dog .. but they are lots of fun!

2 comments:

whirleym said...

I love the picture of Ella and the toilet paper! ;) Funny! Of course I'm sure you didn't think it was funny at the time...

Becky said...

Awww, Ella is so pretty! :)

At least she just ate TP and didn't shred $110 worth of baseball tickets like Larry did last summer (ouch). :)