Roxie is well loved, especially by Gabriella. I'm amazed at how much love toward animals Ella has. It would not surprise us in the least bit if she grew up to be a Vet or a Zookeeper or lived on a Farm. Regardless, I know she'll have a ton of animals in her care someday (just not at our house \"/).
I came downstairs one day to find that she had made Roxie a picture and posted it up right by her bed. She loves her wanted her "To be happy and always think of her (Ella) when she looks at it!" Since then Roxie's art wall has been growing and she now has 5 or 6 pictures tacked up to look at. I can't bring myself to take them down. So they'll stay there till they fall down. I really love watching my children's personality unfold - I really love being a Mom.