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Ella is an eight year old Morkie born on 3/9/2009 in the state of South Carolina. Her genes come from a purebred Mom Yorkshire Terrier and a purebred Dad Maltese. We think she is quite the sweet doggie but definitely holds true to some of the common Morkie tendencies. She loves to cling close to her humans and stands tall against most anything. Ella’s pet parents, Sara & Ryan DeYoung, are always looking for the next exciting Ella escapade!
We went to visit Ella in her home, located in SC, to get to know her and her family a little better.
Ella at a glance:
Name: Canela Rose DeYoung. Canela is the Italian word for cinnamon. When she was a puppy, she had a tan-like swirl on her head with a white line that reminded Sara of a cinnamon bun. Sara decided to use a shortened version of Canela for her informal name which is how she ended up being called Ella!
Why get a Morkie?: Ella was a mend token after a really rough relationship fizzle for her mom, Sara.
Mom instantly fell in love with her stating, “She was the perfect puppy for a broken heart. We have been inseparable ever since. When I went to look at her litter, Ella started following me around so she really chose me first.”
Ella says, “ I used to sleep with Mom until she got MARRIED! Now, I freely choose to sleep in my cozy crate right by the bed. It was just too crowded for me!”
Where: Ella’s roots go back to her breeder’s home in Traveler’s Rest, SC
Born: March 3rd, 2009 As all puppies are, she was a precious baby!
Favorite Food: Bacon and Chick-fil-A fries (ours too!)
Favorite Treat: Milk Bone's Mini size
Daily Food: Purina Beyond – Simply 9
Favorite Toy: Ella isn’t much of a toy girl but does love her human’s socks!
Now that you have an overview of Ms. Ella, let’s dive into a great story that supports our rundown of her.
Our funniest and yet OMG moment about Ella we will call, “Chicken Bones Gone Wild!"
Once upon a time, Ella and her friend Willy stayed at a college townhouse while their humans went out for supper. Before they left, the boyfriends had been busy eating on some good ole chicken wings. As normal as it seemed, they put the chicken bones into the trash before leaving. The humans head out the door and lock it thinking all was safe and good inside…
After the door clicks closed, we can imagine the two dogs having a conversation something like this…
Ella: So what do you think Willy, should we head on down to the trashcan now and jump in?
Willy: Are you kidding me Ella? You know we will get into bad trouble if we do that.
Ella: Seriously, they never really spank me. I can get away with most anything…
Willy: Well, I’m staying put. I do get reprimanded and it’s getting close to Christmas you know and I have to keep my nose clean! I am asking for this new toy called “The Loopy Loop”.
Ella: That’s fine – be a wiener dog. I will do it all myself! You stay here and I will be back in a bit because you know you want a bone, don’t you?
Willy: Ummmm, yes, I kind a do….
So, Ella makes her way down the stairs and into the kitchen where she finds the best smelling garbage can ever! Chicken surprise is just oozing into the air with its many aromas. Ella makes a running jump and catches herself onto the side of the can….hangs on…pulls…throws her head into it…can is rocking and YES, the can is over!!! Victory is here! Ella begins to comb through the can digging out the prized chicken parts and with some meat still on them!)
She begins to eat the first one, then remembers she was suppose to take one to Willy. She starts up the stairs. Heading up the stairs…but it tastes so good… she decides to stop and pick all the meat off of this one. Okay, so she leaves the bone on the steps and heads back to the kitchen for another…
Back up the stairs and repeat… whoops head back down for another. Okay this time she does make it up to Willy and proudly drops one at his feet. Ella is strutting around pretty proud of her accomplishments about now… UNTIL…..
Yep, you guessed it…the back door opens and their humans are back home.
Can you guess what happened next?...
Sara's first thought: "Why do I see chicken everywhere? Why is Ella hiding? Oh my word, is this real life? ..... Whaaattt has she done?!"
They found chicken ALL OVER the townhome...trails of it leading upstairs to Willy, who was hiding under the bed, along with Ella. Can you say, "rut roa"? (in your best Scooby voice)
We are thinking it was a bad day for Miss Ella and maybe poor Willy too. :-( Talk about “trouble makers” bringing ya down…
If you enjoyed this funny tale, you might also like to learn about Chelsey the Beautiful Calico or Five Remarkable Dogs that went from Homeless to Flying High.
Ella also has been known to display very protective and “killer dog” instincts (yes, we’re grinning) toward anyone approaching her home.
Sara says, "Regardless of her little shenanigans she gets into, we love and adore her so much and feel so blessed to be her humans!"
We will close with a few more pics of Ella being Miss Ella.
Pet Hangout hopes this little preview into Ella’s life has brought you some smiles and insight into life with a Morkie. Ella is truly very special and a God send, despite her little “bad” moments. We understand there isn’t a perfect pet and always encourage you to embrace your pet’s strengths and weaknesses. After all, they give us this unconditional love every single day!
Many thanks to Sara and Ryan for welcoming us into their home and letting us peek into Ella’s world. We are grateful to all of our pet parents and their loving pets!!
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