“They share the same age so they both have a long life of friendship ahead of them.”
Ella Peggie was born without her left arm due to Amniotic Band syndrome. However, a new three-legged-puppy brought her a beautiful life-changing bond.
Brooke Hodgson, Ella’s mother, saw the abandoned three legged Staffy Boston Terrier Cross puppy on a listing on Facebook, she instantly knew this he would be the perfect companion for her one-year-old daughter.
Ms Hodgson told Daily Mail Australia,
My heart skipped a beat when I saw Snowy online,’ ‘I knew she was going to be perfect for Ella – they share the same age so they both have a long life of friendship ahead of them. I just know that Snowy is going to give her a confidence boost growing up.
‘It’s going to be great for her [Ella] when she realises she’s different or when she’s having a bad day, she will see the resemblance and know that she’s not alone.’
Although it took a little while for Ella to warm up to the puppy, the two since were inseparable.
Ella hasn’t been around animals before so she was a little iffy when we picked Snowy up but she has warmed up to her pretty quickly.’
Snowy addition to Ella’s Family alongside her 3-year-old brother Blake, her mother, and father is a great one.
They snuggle up together and Ella gives her kisses all the time.
‘And I’ve noticed every morning, Snowy would look for Ella first before she runs to anyone else. It’s quite a unique bond and just beautiful to see that. I know it will make a world of a difference for Ella.
‘I’m just thankful that I was able to give her this dog. I just can’t wait for them to get even closer. Not many people are able to do this for their children so we’re very lucky to have Snowy – I can’t even explain how I feel right now.’
Ella is perfect and she is just the same as any other child out there,’ Ms Hodgson said.
‘She has found a way around by herself and doing things her own way. She uses her head and feet a lot to play so she’s adapting quite well. Instead of crawling, she has learned how to bum shuffle around the home.
When she was born at a hospital ward, I was a bit worried at first – like how she would cope when she starts prep school. She won’t be able to cut paper using a pair of scissors or do other things that you could do with two hands.’
But we will cross that bridge when we come to it. Right now, she’s our beautiful, happy and healthy little girl and I can’t ask for anything more.’
Article/Photos: Daily Mail UK