Saturday, May 16, 2009

Who do you love more Ella? Mom or Dad?


Have you ever gotten a gift that made you so happy you cried? Have you ever given a gift that made someone so happy they cried? Ella has been asking for a dog since...she could. We tried to tide her over with chickens. They made too much noise and we were worried our neighbors would get mad, so we gave them to my BIL. Then, Dwight got her a hamster. I still can't get myself to look at that thing. Anyone who has ever had a conversation with Ella, knows about her hamster John. But, even with her total dedication to John, she still begs for a dog. Bailey is allergic, so we'd need a hypoallergenic dog, and I don't like big dogs. I was walking into WalMart tonight, on the phone with Jespy, when I saw some people standing out front selling shiatsu's. They were actually poodle-shiatsu mix. Both small and hypoallergenic. I couldn't resist. I bought it and brought it home to surprise Ella. I yelled out to her in my "you're busted" yell. She came running, and when she saw the dog she asked, "is that for me". I told her yes, and she burst into sobs. I don't think I've ever made any kid happier. For sure she loves me more now. Here she is with Jane, who she tried to name Shyla, but I told her it was groovy, so she changed it to Jane. Sorry if any of you have a kid named Shyla, but it's groovy. Jane is the runt of her family. I have total confidence in Ella taking care of this dog on her own. Is that niave of me? The things I do for my kids.......

19 comments:

eekareek said...

I am calling her Shyla because it is groovy. I am so happy for Ella. She needed a dog BADLY. Yeah, Ella!!

Welcome to the family Shyla.

Memzy said...

I can't get over the fact that walmart sells dogs. Ha!

Don't tell my kids this story. It'll be our little secret.

Cristin said...

Awww your the best mom ever! You might be a tad naive but after seeing her with John, I think she'll do good. Good Luck with the potty training hahahahahaha sucker!

Pearl Girl said...

Wow. That is one happy little girl. I will be sure to keep this post hidden from my daughter, she would be moving in with you. Good luck!

Markie23 said...

You're not alone. I've made that same mistake myself. Call when you feel like kicking yourself.

Erin Beck said...

Gross! Make sure you keep a diaper on the thing. Congrats Ella!

ManicMandee said...

We've been thinking about getting a dog. If we ever get one, I'd like it to be just like that one!

Emily said...

How cute! The dog too:).

Annie said...

I can't tell you how proud of you I am. Way to go. You totally scored huge points in the Mom of the Year category.

Jana said...

I'm still trying to make sense of the fact that you bought your children chickens.
I'm nominating you for Mom of the Year Award.

grandmashouse said...

waht a cute dog and even cuter kids.

Flem said...

I am so jealous! I want to gift my kids with a dog sooo badly and we have the same allergy issues. Plus a small apartment that does not allow pets.

But when I am ready to take that step I am going to come back and ask you about this.

Mary said...

I'll attest to the joy Ella is experiencing. She just couldn't wipe the grin off her face when she came by yesterday to show us her new puppy. Very cute little thing; I'm just glad that I'm the grandma and can admire from afar!

Jenny ESP said...

Jane and Ella are an adorable team! And I would be very tempted to buy a dog if I had an "Ella" in my family. Luckily, my kids have only a smidgen of interest in animals. Phew.

Cathe said...

The puppy is sooo cute how could you resist. they make the cutest little duo...You are definately up for mom of the year!

Julie said...

OK. You're officially the best mom in the world--maybe also the most gullible, but that's besides the point.

The closest thing to pets we've ever gotten (or will ever get) are goldfish won at the school carnival.

Vegas Family said...

Aww, she's like Emma. Emma loves her animals. Cute, hope she continues to love the furry thing.
I have grown to love one of my 3 dogs and I thought it was impossible to love an animal.

Warriorcats said...

FINNALY! i found ur blog! congratz ella!! its me, Sara. I LIKE TURTLES!!!! lol.

TimW8 said...

That is awesome. Cross-breeds are the best! They don't have the issues that "pure breeds" do.