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Ellie

ELLIE’S STORY

EllieIt’s been a year since Ellie came into our lives and can’t believe the difference she has made to us, for the better.  Before she found her ‘forever home’, Ellie had had 3 previous owners, through no fault of her own,  and for most of her life had been living outside on a concrete floor with not even a rug to lie on and keep warm.

My husband Andy had always wanted a Rhodesian Ridgeback after seeing one as a child and on one of our early dates he showed me all his books on the breed which he had collected over the years – it would have been a deal breaker if I didn’t like them!  When we got married, we decided it was the right time to bring a ridgie into our lives, especially as we both worked opposite shifts and there was always one of us at home.  We discussed the pros and cons of taking on a puppy or going down the rescue route but I was concerned that as we were inexperienced and the breed was known as strong-willed and stubborn we might be taken on too much.  However when we spoke to Janice Ellis and met Dorothy and David Grayson Wood from the club who had 4 Rhodesian Ridgebacks, we knew we could give a good home to a rescue.

Ellie & AndyJanice contacted us when Ellie appeared on the site and said she would be a good match for us.  When we first met Ellie, she was very timid, especially with Andy but her tail wagged slightly so it was love at first sight for us and we knew, in time, that we could make her feel more secure and confident.    She settled with us immediately and now her tail is always wagging extra hard, clearing everything in its path!  She fits into our life so well and a real daddy’s girl with Andy now and hardly leaves his side – I’m happy to take 2nd place in his affections!   Our parents also treat her as their precious granddaughter!  With her great temperament and boost in confidence, she has many admirers.  Everyone we meet can’t believe that she was a rescue but it’s makes her extra special to us.   We love her to bits and it’s so rewarding seeing her progress and the total loyalty and devotion she has for us.  Hope our pics do her justice!

EllieMany thanks to Janice and the Midland & Northern club for helping us bring Ellie into our lives.  We will always be eternally grateful!

 

Fiona & Andy Jay
August 2010

 

 

 

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