From Ellie: “Alex and Maddie first met at a breeder’s house. Maddie just had a litter of 11 puppies. Unfortunately, Maddie developed mastitis. Although Maddie was no longer part of the breeding program, the breeders intended to keep her as part of the family. However, while visiting, Alex fell in love with Maddie and jokingly asked if she could adopt Maddie instead of one of the puppies.
At first, the answer was ‘hell no!’ But after thinking about it, the breeder realized that Maddie’s active personality would be better suited with Alex where she’d get one-on-one time.
She’s six and a half now and is with Alex in every step of life. Some even call her Alex’s shadow.
Alex’s family jokes that she thinks Maddie is a Chihuahua because she takes her everywhere.
To this day, Alex is close to the breeders and takes Maddie to visit them.”
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About Ellie McKinney Photography: Based in Clemmons, North Carolina, Ellie specializes in lifestyle family portraits and wedding photography.