ella enchanted

by lea
(crittenden,ly)

The night I meet Ella, she was four months old. She had been bought from a local farmer as a toy for the couple’s young child. When she grew, as pyrs tend to do, she became unwelcome. As I understand she did not meet their standards and was kicked down the stairs and out into a freezing rain. This landed her between an interstate and a railroad track.

Overwhelmed by her beauty, I spent several hours coaxing her into my car, after confirming fifty dollars would solve the ownership issue, I headed to the local shelter. Funny thing about ice storms, they close roads, our only option was to four-wheel it home. Fortunately, the resident pyr, husky, calico, Maine coon cat, the geeko, the horse, the kids and the husband all said welcome to the family.

Last Friday our community got hit by tornadoes. When my kids got home from school, they were playing in the yard instead of taking cover from the f3 tornado coming toward our home. Ella jumped her five foot woven wire fence and barked them into the house. The storm did change paths and missed us by one mile. She was very brave.

Unfortunately, what we thought was a jump driven by adrenaline was just a routine feat. The next day, while we were at work, she jumped again, but this time got hit by a car. She has nerve damage to her right front leg, internal bleeding, resolved, a punctured lung, healing, a swollen spinal cord and a bladder infection. She is home now, but can not get up without the help of two. The docs think she may have to have the leg amputated. Any body with experience in getting her through this, she seems stoic about the pain, but really upset at not being able to get up herself. Worse of all she has not uttered one bark since she got hit five days ago.

Comments for ella enchanted

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 02, 2017
Wish her well
by: Kimberly

Not sure when this was posted but wishing your girl a speedy recovery.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Tell Us About Your Great Pyr-Revised.








Breaking News

  1. Jake

    Sep 20, 18 02:20 PM

    *ADOPTING PENDING* Best guess: Pyr/Leonberger mix Companion dog Children: Over 16 due to his size - guess of 95 pounds Cats: Probably be fine but proper

    Read More

  2. Water - Drinking too much?

    Sep 19, 18 09:45 AM

    My Great Pyrenees drinks excessively. Is this normal? He is mainly indoors where it is cool and he is not high energy.

    Read More

  3. Diet

    Aug 30, 18 08:05 AM

    What age do you switch from Puppy food to Dog food with a Great Pyrenees ?

    Read More

  4. Daisy

    Aug 28, 18 08:15 AM

    Angel and Daisy came to us because someone did not do their research. They wanted dogs they could just let loose and expected them to hang around the home.

    Read More

  5. Angel

    Aug 28, 18 08:14 AM

    Angel and Daisy came to us because someone did not do their research. They wanted dogs they could just let loose and expected them to hang around the home.

    Read More

  6. Dew Claws - Single or Double

    Aug 27, 18 10:47 AM

    Is it a bad trait to have 1 or 0 dew claws on the back paws?

    Read More

  7. Milo walks fence line why does he do this ?

    Aug 26, 18 08:18 AM

    Milo walks fence line at the dog park. He is serious and dedicated in his attitude. If he meets any dogs that are submissive in thier personalitys .

    Read More

  8. Lion roar and wolf howl

    Aug 26, 18 08:17 AM

    We live in the country with Gabriel (Pyr) and Patches(mix). They are our much-loved house companions and guardians. Nothing passes their notice unannounced.

    Read More