The heartwarming bond between a beautiful little girl born with only one arm and her three-legged puppym, Support Each Other and Forge a Friendship
She will face the challenges of riding a bike to school or not being able to climb the monkey bars during playtime.
But little Ella Peggie, who was born without her left arm, will get an extraordinary opportunity to share a life-changing bond with her new beloved pet – a three-legged puppy.
When her mother, Brooke Hodgson, saw the one-year-old Staffy Boston Terrier Cross named Snowy, she knew instantly the hound pound would be the perfect companion for her one-year-old daughter.
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Ella Peggie, who was born with one arm, will get an opportunity to share a special bond with her new beloved pet – a three-legged puppy
Her mum Brooke Hodgson knew the one-year-old Staffy Boston Terrier Cross named Snowy would be the perfect companion for her baby
Ella smooches her new three-legged puppy Snowy
The 21-year-old mother decided to pen a heartwarming email to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland (AWLQ) asking if they could hold the abandoned dog at the Gold Coast rehoming centre.
‘My heart skipped a beat when I saw Snowy online,’ Ms Hodgson told Daily Mail Australia from her hometown of Loganholm in Queensland.
‘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.’
Ella’s mother seized on the opportunity to give her little girl a ‘fur baby’ of her own after seeing Snowy’s listing on the shelter’s Facebook
It took just three days for Snowy, who recently had surgery to remove a leg, to be adopted after she was surrendered to the animal shelter
Her loving mum said Ella, who suffers from Amniotic Band syndrome, is a healthy baby who has never failed to make people adore her
Snuggle time: Little Ella curling up with her new beloved pet (left) and the one-year-old toddler giving the pup a smooch on her face
Snowy was spotted after video was posted to social media
It took just three days for the pound pooch, who recently had surgery to remove a leg, to find a new home after she was surrendered to the animal shelter last week.
The mother-of-two said she has been touched by the tender relationship between the pair since the lively pup became the latest addition to the family. And she believes the affectionate pooch will be by Ella’s side – through the highs and lows of her life.
However, Ms Hodgson admits it took Ella a little while to warm up to the playful puppy.
‘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,’ she said.
Snowy has become the latest addition to one-year-old Ella’s family – her father, Stewart, mother Brooke and her three-year-old brother Blake
Ella and her three-year-old brother Blake (left) have welcomed the latest addition to the family this week – Snowy the three legged puppy
Ms Hodgson admits it took Ella a little while to warm up to the playful pup, but now the affectionate pooch is truly part of the household
‘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.’
The young mother said Snowy, who was welcomed into the family just a week ago, has been playing a very special part to Ella’s life as well as her three-year-old brother Blake and her father Stewart Peggie, 22.
The 21-year-old mother decided to pen a heartwarming email to the Animal Welfare League of Queensland in a bid to adopt the beloved pet
Despite her daughter’s condition, the loving mother said baby Ella is a healthy baby who has never failed to make people adore her
Despite her daughter’s condition, the loving mother said baby Ella, who suffers from Amniotic Band syndrome, is a healthy baby who has never failed to make people adore her.
‘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.’
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