We adopted Ella (and her sister Mia) in 2007. We had to say goodbye to her on Saturday (2/8), she was 9. She had fought an aggressive cancer for nearly 3 months. Ella and Mia have been enormous blessings to us and have brought so much joy to our lives. We had our first child in November and Ella loved her so much. We miss her immensely but are happy that she is now running without getting tired. Mia is doing well but misses her sister too. We are so thankful for the wonderful 6 1/2 years Ella brightened our lives.