It's a pretty good time to be Elena Delle Donne. From heading to Rio with her first Olympic team to getting a name drop at the Democratic National Convention, life is good for the reigning WNBA MVP. And it seems that she's not the only one in her household riding high lately: Things are going pretty well for her dog, Wrigley, too.
No stranger to the limelight, her adorable canine pal was featured on Instagram's account on Wednesday with an amazing picture showcasing his seriously large size. Wrigley will apparently be watching the Olympics on TV and cheering for Delle Donne from afar.
Reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne (@de11edonne) will be traveling to Rio this summer representing the United States in the Olympic Games - her biggest fan Wrigley (@thewrigleydelledonne) will be watching from home. "He's an avid TV watcher," Elena says of her Great Dane. The 26-year-old is looking forward to teaming up with players she's been competing against since being drafted by the Chicago Sky three years ago. Prior to the WNBA, Elena became a star playing at University of Delaware, a school close to home, so moving to Chicago was a big change. "It was my first time really being away from home, so I decided to get a puppy," she says of Wrigley, whose namesake is the baseball stadium where the Chicago Cubs play. "I got him a couple weeks after I threw out the first pitch at the Cubs game." #BeyondTheGames is a series that spotlights inspiring women athletes in the Instagram community who are telling their Olympic story. Photo by @de11edonne
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I can't decide whether #DogGoals or #FriendshipGoals works better here, so I'm just going to leave you with both.
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