Last Monday, Memorial Day, when many people were at the beach or camping or having BBQs with their families, I was picking up the newest resident at my house.
She's the brown bun on the right and her name is Ellie. She's approximately 3 years old and she was given to me by some friends who had rescued her from being taken to the Humane Society. They had intended to find her a forever home and two years later she was still living with them. After I lost Flower, they thought of Stormy and me. I agreed to give it a try. I wasn't committing to keeping her in case Stormy didn't like her. So, I brought her home. I fell in love with her at first sight. She's too cute for words (Squee!) and she's super tiny (less than half of Stormy's size). The two are still getting used to each other. I was only able to get this photo because they had stopped chasing each other to catch a breather.
All three of my buns have had 2 names (Cinnamon Bun, Flower Pot, and Stormy Bear). I decided that if Ellie was going to be staying with us, she needed a second name too. I tossed around a few ideas and decided on Ellie Mae. It just flows off the tongue and it's super cute, just like her. It's also sort of significant because she came to me in May. I have to admit, Mae isn't the only second name she has. I also call her Ellie Copter because her ears sticking straight out makes her look like a helicopter. Snart! (Snart is a word some friends and I say when something is silly/funny. It makes us laugh that much harder). I know, that's just wrong. But I think it's adorable. It's like when I call Stormy a Stinky Bear. I say it with love.