The life lived by a professional athlete is hard. Aside from being constantly away from home, they are also at risk of getting injured which can potentially end their careers. Professional athletes make huge sacrifices to make their dreams come true and also to make their countrymen proud.
It’s no different for Elena Dell Donne who’s a professional basketball player for one of the teams at the WNBA. Elena also played for the US Women’s basketball team in international sporting events, such as the Olympics. When Elena started playing professionally for the WNBA Mystics, she needed to move to Washington.
Elena wasn’t good at being away from home. Thankfully, Elena and her wife, Amanda, adopted a Great Dane named Wrigley who helped Elena get through her rookie season with the WNBA. On the court, Elena is an amazing basketball player. However, once she’s off the court, all she wants to do is get away from basketball and be with her wife and, of course, with her pup, Wrigley.
Whenever Elena’s home, she would spend as much time as she can with her dog. She would take Wrigley on walks and spend countless hours playing with him. Wrigley is such a spoiled dog and it shows by the way he acts. He would bully his doggie sibling, Rasta, to get him to play with him and he also gets what he wants from his mom.
Whenever Wrigley gets bored, he would always find a way to encourage his mom to play with him. Sometimes, he would look at Elena with those sad puppy eyes and Elena just gives in and ends up smothering Wrigley with cuddles, kisses, and belly rubs. Wrigley may be spoiled rotten but he’s an amazing dog that makes his mom feel accepted and loved.
Wrigley is such a lucky dog to have such a great mom to take care of him. And, whenever Elena is playing in a different state, Wrigley still gets a lot of love from his other mom, Amanda. Here’s a heartwarming video showing the bond and love between Elena and Wrigley.
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