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Just before Christmas, Lindsay Ell broke up with her boyfriend Adam Roa but she didn’t stay alone for long as she welcomed a new member to her family, a Pomeranian named Hendrix.

Lindsay told People, “I guess I am the quintessential ‘break up with your boyfriend and then go get a dog’ kind of girl now.” Her new dog Hendrix is 1-year old and Ell rescued her from a Louisiana shelter days before Christmas. Ell shared, “Going through a breakup over the holidays and not being able to go home to see my family, I just knew that waking up Christmas morning was going to be so hard. So I literally woke up one morning and said a little prayer that, ‘If I am meant to have a dog, please send the right dog into my life.’ Hours later, the girl that I had been in touch with from the shelter texted me about Hendrix.”

That day was December 21, and Lindsay and her bandmates drove down to Take Paws Rescue in New Orleans the very next day to pick up the dog that Ell would name after the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. She says, “I love the boys in my band. They drove down with me, and we literally picked up a po’ boy, a beignet and a dog, and then we turned right back around. I was so worried about if Hendrix would like me, but thankfully, she was so happy. She just kept on licking my face and couldn’t stop moving her paws. She’s such a sweet little thing.”

Ell posted to her Instagram the next day, “Please meet my daughter. The newest member of my family, @hendrixthepomell.”

She added, “I’m looking at 2020 as such a gift. It was chaotic and a hard year in so many ways, but looking back, I learned so much — being in a relationship and being home full time to fully immerse and commit to that, and understanding that I could get a dog and love and nurture something else, and learning that I can work hard and tour and play shows, but also have a balance in life. I’m grateful for all of it.”

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