Monday, January 3, 2011

A New Year

Abbey's Life Lessons will return next Monday - and will continue to be a Monday Feature on our blog. I promised Abbs that I would always find room to love another golden girl - so in honor of her - and everything that she taught me - I'd like to introduce you to......

Eleanor Roosevelt - better known as ELLIE!

In Abbey's honor - I am turning over the reigns of this blog to our newest family member.

It's all yours Elle!

I'm a little overwhelmed here. I'm 14 weeks old - and have spent my young life on a beautiful farm in southeastern PA. My new Mom came to pick me up this morning - and 2-1/2 hrs later - I'M A NEW YORK CITY GIRL!

Mom and her friends Mr. T and Miss Liv met me in Pennsylvania for our journey to NYC.

I found the car ride very relaxing. There's was even a dog bed for me - I thought it might be even more comfortable to sleep UNDER the bed. Very cozy.

Apparently there were snacks in the back seat - but Miss Liv was in charge of keeping me in my luxurious cargo area. (I had toys - a bed - a blanket - but those snacks looked tempting)

When we got home - I discovered just how lucky I am...

There's Mom's chair. OK - so I'm not really suppose to be in it . I'm learning.

My big sis Abbey, left me her dog bed. I promise to take good care of it!

There's my new crate - with it's own custom slipcover.

I even have my own little pop-up "Pup Tent". Mom thought this would be great for weekend trips outside the city. I think it's pretty cozy!

So there you have it. I'm going to do my best to fill some pretty big paws. I look forward to sharing my stories and adventures with you. Right now - I think it's time to nap!

(so far I have been called Ellie, Elle, Eleanor, Mrs. Roosevelt, Elmo, El-ster - apparently I have many personalities!)


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Too bad woo didn't khall prior to heading to NYC -

I'm in South Central PA - we were probably all but neighbours!


Jan's Funny Farm said...

A big welcome to Ellie. We know she will walk beside Abby's pawprints proudly.

elsiegirl said...

Hi Ellie! My name is Elsie and I live in Florida with your Mom's friend Amy. Maybe someday we can get together! Can't wait to hear about your adventures in the big city.

house things said...

Good for you! She's a cutie.

Pigtown-Design said...

OMG!!!! She's gotten soooo big! She's just adorable! How's it going so far?

Love the classy dog cage cover!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Congratulations!!! We look forward to hearing all about Ellie...she is totally adorable!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Eeeeehhhh, Ellie, you are so cute. Our mom can't stand it. We can't wait to read all about your adventures, we are sure your mom is thrilled to have you home.

Tucker and Daisy

Curt Rogers said...

Ellie and Wendy,

This is great news! I am so happy the two of you found each other. I look forward to all the adventures you're going to share in the coming years. Happy new year to you both!

Sheila and Bob said...

Welcome Ellie, you have a great Mom and will have many wonderful adventures.
We know that Abby's paw will be guiding you and that she has a big smile watching from the Rainbow Bridge.

Hamish & Rescue Sophie &
Their Mom & Dad
Sheila & Bob

Kira said...

Ellie is absolutely adorable!!!!!


Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Welcome, Ellie! You are a cutie!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

deborah said...

Congratulations on your new family member! Can't wait to read of her adventures!

1000 Goldens said...

Welcome Eleanor - I already love you! You are a lucky girl to have been adopted by such a good Mom. We are so excited to share your adventures :)

Sam said...

So nice to meet you Miss Ellie! You are just adorable!

olivia said...

Ellie Bellie -

Be GOOD when I am gone!! So glad we met...

Miss Liv

Emma Rose said...

Welcome sweet Ellie. You are so beautiful! I bet you are a lot of fun to be around. You have found a wonderful forever home and I am just positive that Miss Abbey is smiling.

Emma Rose

Mr. Pip said...

Welcome Ellie! I think you are going to love NYC and your new mom.

Your pal, Pip

Wrigley said...

Very nice to meet you Ellie. You have definitely found a wonderful loving home! I can't wait to see pictures of you running in Central Park.

Wags N Kisses,

JackDaddy said...

What a wonderful surprise (for me that is). I wish so many wonderful things for you over the next year!

Meeka said...

Oh my, a puppy! Nice to meet you and looking forward to reading your escapades in NYC.

Elizabeth said...

Welcome Ellie! Looking forward to seeing you get big and furry :)

Sierra Rose said...

Oh yay Ellie!!! Such a cutie you are and so glad to see your many cozy hideouts!
We look forward to getting to know you and hearing all about your NYC adventures!

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Lola said...

Oh, it is lovely go meet you my dear! You're going to love Central Park, I know. Blog Mom says to ask to go to Riverside Park once in a while, too. That's where she played in the human puppy run when she was a girl. And the pee-mail just everywhere. The bestest part of being a city dog, I think, is that every time you go for a walk you meet new people who want to pet you. Oh, you're going to have a great time in your new life, Ellie.

lotsa licks, Lola

Brooke said...

Hi Ellie! What a lucky pup you are with some big shoes to fill!

Ollie said...

Ellie, you're too cute for words! Every person you meet is going to want to snatch you up for a cuddle.
You have an amazing mom who's going to make sure there's a whole lot of fun ahead of you.

Samantha said...

What wonderful news! You are totally adorable, Ellie - and what a wonderful new home you have, with so many cool amenities! We know your sis will be guiding you in your new NY life! Can't wait to read and see pix of you growing up and we look forward also to Monday life lessons from Abby as well!
Big Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and Avalon

Anonymous said...

Yeah! So glad you two found each other! Abbey was whispering in your ear, Ellie...and I know she will keep doin' that. After all, she has your Momma trained so well! I am a "sequel", too, and I know I am as much loved as my predecessor was. You have found yourself a mighty wonderful furever home, and we're celebratin' with you both.
Welcome home, Ellie,
Rex & Momma

Julie said...

Awwww! How adorable. Meg just told me that Ellie had arrived and I had to come and have a look.

That sweet little face! I would be helplessly unable to resist that face and would therefore be unable to prevent Ellie from sleeping on the couch, the chair, or any other place she wanted to!

Best wishes for a long and happy time together for you and little Ellie.

the booker man said...

i just got back to bloggin' after the holidays, so i'm sorry i'm late, but it's super duper nice to meet you miss ellie!! your big sis, miss abbey, was a super special lady, but i know you will do just as grrreat of a job with the bloggie! :)

the booker man

Sam said...

OMD! Mom is behind on catching up on her blog reading. This is the best news! She is so very very happy for you! She was hoping in her heart that you would make room for another Golden.



MySpecialDoggies said...

Welcome Ellie!

If you ever need tips on puppyhood, Neeli asks that you call her!

We're eargerly awaiting your new adventures!

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)