On the first day at home with her new family.
She was originally named "Marie" by the shelter, but Craig and I just didn't think it was an appropriate name for a puppy dog. During the drive home from the shelter to our house, Craig and I discussed names. I suggested "Angie" and Craig asked how in the world I came up with that. It was easy..."because she is the most beautiful dog in the world so we will name her after the most beautiful woman in the world...Angelina Jolie." And so "Marie" became "Angelina Marie Nelson."
Angie and her cousin dogs, Annabelle and Andy.
Angie's best friends live at my parent's house. The first time Angie ever met the cousins she was meek and shy at first, not wanting to leave my lap. Andy and Annabelle refused to take no for an answer and soon enough Angie had ventured out of the safety of my lap to interact and play with the cousin pups. I was a little disappointed at first because Angie was so reserved and skittish around anything and everything new to her. But after a little bit of playing with Andy and Annabelle, she began to make her momma very proud...especially when she established herself among "the pack" as the Alpha Dog. That's my girl.
Craig, Angie and me at my 26th birthday party.
Angie the snow pup.
Believe it or not...Angie loves to wear clothes. She gets excited when I pull out her hoodies (yes...plural...she has more than one), or her Big Sister t-shirt and especially her lady bug Halloween costume. This past Halloween everytime the doorbell rang to signal another Trick or Treater, she would sprint off the couch and trot her little ladybug butt to the front door to greet the children.