I AM SLEEPING. GET YOUR DAMN CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE.

Fridays With Gap-Toothed Ellie

Date: June 17, 2016 at 7:57 am- by Ali- Comment(s): 6

My poor puppy!

It's not your fault you're so gap-toothed. (Name that movie.)

It’s not your fault you’re so gap-toothed. (Name that movie.)

As I mentioned yesterday, Ellie had some surgery on Tuesday to remove a “kissing wart” and to extract two of her chipped little bottom teeth. “Poor puppy” = she has not been phased in the slightest by this procedure. She’s as happy and active and psyched about life as normal. (So thinking it was going to be an extra productive week because she’d be sleeping a lot? LOL no. We’ve gone to the dog park no fewer than three times every day, plus a long walk. Ain’t no Ali got time for that. Sorry, all my deadlines.)

Head tiltin' like a real confused doggy.

Head tiltin’ like a real confused doggy.

Here’s a little peek into The Life of Ellie. (Kanye, make an album about her!)

SO FOCUSED.

SO FOCUSED.

Well, she had her surgery. Here are some before and after pictures…

BEFORE. Notice the nice, full underbite. Filled with teeth of all shapes and sizes!

BEFORE. Notice the nice, full underbite. Filled with teeth of all shapes and sizes!

Before! Being sweet at the vet.

Before! Being sweet at the vet.

Last shot before the Tooth Fairy came!

Last shot before the Tooth Fairy came!

And after. Fewer teeth, as you can see.

And after. Fewer teeth, as you can see.

STILL SO CUTE, THO.

STILL SO CUTE, THO.

That face...

That face…

She learned some new tricks.

Still can't jump off the bed or out of the car, but she can get whatever she wants off the counter...

Still can’t jump off the bed or out of the car, but she can get whatever she wants off the counter…

She learned that when she's tired, she will just SIT and not continue with her walk. Doesn't matter if we aren't home yet.

She learned that when she’s tired, she will just SIT and not continue with her walk. Doesn’t matter if we aren’t home yet.

She learned the importance of proper recovery!

She learned the importance of proper recovery!

She made some new friends.

Ellie makes herself small when she plays with little dogs! She snuggled with these Yorkies in the grass for a solid 20 minutes.

Ellie makes herself small when she plays with little dogs! She snuggled with these Yorkies in the grass for a solid 20 minutes.

Here is Ellie with her new friend, Nemo!

Here is Ellie with her new friend, Nemo!

She's the submissive type...who gets kissing diseases. WONDER WHY.

She’s the submissive type…who gets kissing diseases. WONDER WHY.

ELLIE DOESN'T SHARE FOOD. But she will share water, which is nice.

ELLIE DOESN’T SHARE FOOD. But she will share water, which is nice.

She took the usual amount of naps. Maybe fewer naps than normal. IDK.

I AM SLEEPING. GET YOUR DAMN CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE.

I AM SLEEPING. GET YOUR DAMN CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE.

She sleeps at my feet all day. It's cute, but I wish she'd get a job. Those vet bills are no joke...

She sleeps at my feet all day. It’s cute, but I wish she’d get a job. Those vet bills are no joke…

Snoozin' in the car, like a human baby.

Snoozin’ in the car, like a human baby.

The sleepy post-surgical princess.

The sleepy post-surgical princess.

Queen Gap-Tooth upon her throne.

Queen Gap-Tooth upon her throne.

GIRL, SAME.

GIRL, SAME.

SHE'S WINKING!!!

SHE’S WINKING!!!

She watched the Tony Awards on Sunday, and has been ever more obsessed with Hamilton than normal since then.

She is very excited about the new issue of Dance Spirit because guess who wrote the cover story about Hamilton?

She is very excited about the new issue of Dance Spirit because guess who wrote the cover story about Hamilton?

Most notably, Ellie was a serious mommy’s girl this week, which I obviously loved. Normally I’m the one who does everything for her all day — the walks, the poop pickups, the feedings, etc. — but Brian does the morning and night walks, and she is obsessed with him. This week, though, she was so attached to me. She followed me everywhere like a shadow and was super snuggly at night. I basked in it. Because I’m sure as soon as Brian walks in the door today, I’ll be old news. BOYS ARE THE WORST.

Puppies make the BEST napping buddies.

Puppies make the BEST napping buddies.

Hiking buddies! Ali and Ellie on the hike!

Hiking buddies! Ali and Ellie on the hike!

She just wanted to snuggle up with me!

She just wanted to snuggle up with me!

NO PRIVACY FOR ALI THIS WEEK! She likes to sit at my feet while I go to the bathroom...

NO PRIVACY FOR ALI THIS WEEK! She likes to sit at my feet while I go to the bathroom…

No, it's cool, Ellie. I LOVE having an audience when I pee...

No, it’s cool, Ellie. I LOVE having an audience when I pee…

She likes to sit side-saddle next to my desk while I work. She's a good coworker.

She likes to sit side-saddle next to my desk while I work. She’s a good coworker.

Ellie is very excited for Brian to come home today, and to get to see her puppy cousins on Sunday.

These are all two of my favorite things.

These are all two of my favorite things.

WE'D LIKE TO BE ALONE, PLZ.

WE’D LIKE TO BE ALONE, PLZ.

Have a great weekend, everyone! “Be kind to one another.”

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