Sometimes the door gets left open by one person or another. Unlike the unruly children who leave the house with wild abandon Ellie is waiting to see what she should do. She stood like this sniffing the outside air, waiting, and waiting. She waited long enough that I was able to grab the camera and come back to photograph what she would do.
When she was a puppy I cursed the day we decided to get her. I was unprepared and had she not been an answer to a prayer we would have found a new home for her very quickly. Instead we found a wonderful trainer who helped us teach Ellie and more importantly taught us to be good owners.
It is amazing how loyal Ellie is. She adores the children, but I am the mama. She follows me all over the house all day long. She is waiting at my feet when I set at the computer or sewing table and at night she lies at the bottom of my bed.
I went about my business vacuuming the music room and Ellie waited. We could hear the children running around playing outside, but Ellie waited for me. When I was finally done with my chores and I took one last photo before I said, "Ellie let's go." I wish you could have seen her how quickly her tail began to wag and the spring in her step as she followed me out the door to play with the children.
There are a great many things I didn't understand about life until I became a pet owner. I had not idea. I am thankful this sweet little dog has become part of the family and even more thankful Ellie is at the groomers getting a nice short haircut.