Credit: Douglas H Darter
My Ellie Mae was dumped in a rural area by her "family" to fend for herself as a small puppy.Luckily she found a house nearby with people kind enough to feed her until they could arrange a better situation for her. They contacted Legacy Boxer Rescue who found a foster home for her.
I was looking at meeting several other dogs when Ellies foster called me. I agreed to meet them and they brought Ellie Mae to our home one evening nine years ago. She was seven months old by this time. I knelt down to meet her in our entry hall and she put one of her front paws on each of my shoulders and gave me a big Boxer kiss on the face. I was in love and she never left our house. She is the center of our world and we love her dearly.
I found out later that when Ellie Mae greeted me as she did her foster Mom was shocked because she had always been afraid of men before. She still is of most men she doesn't know. I guess it was just meant to be.