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Happy Birthday To My First Baby: Sweet Ellie

People always would say to me, just wait until you have a baby.  I would softly smile, nod pretending to agree.  What they were referring to was the love I have for my dog would never compare to love that I would have for my daughter once she was born.

The love for a child is undeniably the strongest love you can ever give.  It’s right up there with olive garden dressing now being sold at grocery stores, fresh cut grass in the summer and sleeping in on the weekends.  I’m kind of kidding, but those things are pretty fantastic in my book.

At the end of a given day, she is more tired than even I am.  She has followed me to every diaper changing, napped beside her sister after busy mornings and afternoons of playing & learning, and stood guard at the window when she thought she needed to serve and protect.  The love I have for my first baby is undeniable.  As she watches TV at the end of the day sitting beside me with her paw on my leg; she sighs in relief.  Happy 9th Birthday to my sweet Ellie; I’ve never appreciated her love more.

This morning we took some time to celebrate with party hats and balloons.


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  • March 16, 2016 - 12:55 am

    Lisa Castillo Richmond - Awww baby Ellie all grown up. So glad she had a party in her honor today. She’s such a good sport. Love you Ell!ReplyCancel

  • March 15, 2016 - 8:07 pm

    Michelle Vitale Lee - Annie…that is such a heartwarming tribute to your fur baby! You are a very special lady and I truly believe Ellie is well aware of that as well!!!!ReplyCancel