Me and Elvis – together 7 years today

Seven years ago today, I gave myself the best Valentine’s Day present ever – a new best friend. I adopted Elvis on February 11, 2005 – he was just 3 months old. A few weeks before, I started my search for a dog. I had recently bought a house with a fenced in yard, and I wanted a dog. I thought about a bulldog or a corgi and then decided on a mutt from a shelter. I went on petfinder.com and found this dog already named Elvis, but there was no picture – it was fate. He was rescued from a kill shelter in West Virginia and was currently with a foster family with Furry Friends in York, PA. I drove up to meet Elvis on February 5th. He was 15 pounds at 11 weeks old. Six days later Elvis was mine. He came for a home visit and never left. Within a couple of days, he was potty trained and crate trained. I thought he was a genius! We bonded VERY quickly. We have been best friends ever since. Elvis has been by my side through a few boyfriends, friends come and gone, three houses, a few foster dogs, one permanent dog (he’s still not crazy about his sister Cilla), parties, outings, a great three month road trip on the U2 360 tour, and my everyday highs and lows. Through it all, Elvis is always there for me.

Elvis at 3 months old

Elvis in the car, when he was an only dog

Elvis my cuddle buddy

me and Elvis

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (547 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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