Ella Did It, In the LR, With a Candlestick

August 4 | 2 Comments

Uhmm, these aren't the people I was looking for!Never let it be said that the Bo Monster doesn’t like a good sentimental story.

Oh my! I just referred to myself in the third dog. Hmm…what does that say about me? Probably that I’m a narcissistic, bigheaded blowhard.

What can I say, guilty as charged.

But I won’t let your judgmental ways get in the way of a good old fashioned touching tale.

The kind of story where the heart is skewered through the middle and turned over an open fire. Unless, of course, you own a Ronco Rotisserie 6000. Your heart will still be skewered. It’s just that with the RR 6000, it will automatically be rotated for you, and you won’t have to worry about putting out the fire in your kitchen either!

But I digress. Here’s the story I refer to from 3News.

We all know that a dog can teach us a lot about friendship and unconditional love but in Tennessee, one family’s Rottweiler is offering an astonishing lesson in patience and loyalty.

Sitting on the front porch of Kathy Wilkes-Myers’ house, Ella is happy but not at home.

Ms. Wilkes-Myers says “if her eyes could talk, speak words I mean they’d speak volumes.”

Most humans would say that Ella is lost, but she’ll tell you it’s the other way around.

Her family has been missing ever since a serious accident in which Ella’s human mum Michelle Kelley flipped her car on July 1st.

Husband Joe Kelley described the accident saying “she slammed on the breaks and we went into a spin.”

Michelle Kelley also remembers the crash “I just remember slamming right into the mountain.”

A frightened Ella watched as the medics took Joe, Michelle and their three children away to the hospital.

Mr Kelley said “the last thing I’ve seen was her looking straight in the eyes before she ran up into the woods.”

From then on Ella was alone but she waited for her family to return for 13 days.

Ms Wilkes-Myers drove by the accident the day it happened and two weeks later she spotted a dog near the same spot.

“I saw a beautiful Rottweiler drinking water out of a ditch. She was starved and covered in ticks.”

Ms Wilkes-Myers brought Ella back to her rescue ranch where the two became friends. She also brought back a plastic bag full of clues hoping they could lead her to Ella’s owners.

It’s a pretty normal list of things- until you realise where Ms Wilkes-Myers discovered them.

“I found another little nest…where she had put all these personal items.”

Since Ella couldn’t find her family at the crash site, she decided to find everything that belonged to them.

Wilkes-Myers said “it just blew my mind…this dog was just trying to find some comfort.”

While searching the area, Kathy also found a notepad that led her to insurance agent April Bowers. Ms Bowers said when she got the phone call “I knew exactly who it was, whose dog it was…what was going on.”

And just like that the pieces came together and Ella was reunited with her family

Despite all they’ve been through, the Kelley’s never once forgot their dog and Ella never once forgot her family.

Better yet is this video of the Ella and her story.


2 Responses to “Ella Did It, In the LR, With a Candlestick”

  1. Checkers on August 10th, 2009 7:07 am

    Such a beautiful story, Bo.  This really shows just how loyal we are and how we truly appreciate our families.
    Thanks for sharing this great story.
    ~ Checkers

  2. Mya on September 28th, 2009 10:26 am

    Such a beautiful  and touching story, Bo.  I’m glad Ella was reunited with her family.

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