My Favorite Photos of My Dog

So, I recently came to the realization that I’ve never properly introduced you all to my dog.

I’ve shared photos of her on here and on all of my social media channels. But I’ve never dedicated an entire post to her.

But that changes today. Because today I will be sharing some of my favorite photos of my dog, Ellie, as well as telling you all a little bit about her.

It seems most logical to start with some general background information, so here’s a few things to know about Ellie.

She’s a rescue dog.

She’s two years old.

She’s a black lab mix.

Because she is a rescue, no one is entirely what other breed/s she is. I really wanted to do one of those dog DNA tests. But then, I saw how much they cost and that want quickly dissipated.

Despite not knowing anything for sure, we think Ellie might be part Collie. She has a small, athletic frame, as well as flecks of brown and white fur scattered throughout her coat. I’ve done some google searches of black lab/border collie mixes, and I’ve found some similar-looking dogs. But again, it’s all just speculation.

Personality wise, Ellie is as friendly as she looks. She’s a fast runner, an aggressive chewer (only with dog toys, fortunately), and a semi-decent retriever. She loves going after the toys you throw. But she doesn’t always love returning them…

I’ve taken quite a bit of pictures of Ellie, so it was hard to narrow down my top favorites. That being said, these are the ones I ended up choosing.


This is one of the first (and by far my favorite) pictures I ever took of Ellie. I actually took it during a blog photo session. I was holding my camera, trying to find a good spot to take my OOTD photos when I was able to snap this photo.

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Here’s a photo that I took of Ellie using my phone camera, believe it or not. It’s a real challenge getting her to look into the lens, so I had to include this one.


Unlike the previous shot, this one was anything but spontaneous. I had to do a lot of encouraging in order to get her to sit still. (Which was funny because up until I pulled the camera out, that was exactly what she was doing.) I like how the flowers are positioned right beside her. Since I took this in the fall, I thought it looked pretty festive.

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This is one of the most recent photos that I took of Ellie, during one of her first trips out in the snow. I like to think if a magazine were ever to profile a dog, this would be the kind of dramatic, staring-off-into-the-distance kind of shot that they would use.

Ellie seems to have a love-hate relationship with the cold weather. There are some moments when I find her racing around in the snow. And then there are others when I find her wanting to come back inside as soon as possible. I guess I’ll just have to see how her behavior changes as the winter progresses.

I realize this post is kind of short. But it’s all I’ve got for today.

I post quite a bit of photos of Ellie on my Instagram. So, if you’re interesting in seeing more, I suggest checking it out. That just sounds like self-promo, I know. But I promise I’m not lying about the dog pictures.

Thank you for reading! Until next time.

Do you have a pet? If so, tell me all about it (preferably with pictures)!! 

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24 thoughts on “My Favorite Photos of My Dog

  1. Ohhh, you don’t have to ask me twice to tell you about my boy, Caleb! He’s THE greatest dog of all time 🙂 Certainly that *I’VE* ever had the pleasure to know. He’ll be 15 in two months, so he’s in his wind-down years…in fact, for the past 2 or 3 years, I think *every* year might be his last, but…he’s still here. Anyway, he’s an Australian Shepherd, I’ve had him since he was just over a year old. He came from a show-breeding home and as he was maturing his head got a little big (literally, not figuratively, ha ha) for the show ring so they offered him to a pet home. Which was the best of luck for me as he, as I said before, has been just THE best dog ever. And I’ve had lots of dogs. But he’s The One…you know? He’s so smart and was always so intuitive…I barely even had to *actually* teach him anything, he just sort of KNEW as soon as I even THOUGHT about training something new! It was remarkable. He’s handsome – has always been a great model for my photography…he’s gentle and sweet but in a very quiet way, he was never one to jump around or lick your face. He’ll just quietly come stand beside you positioning his head near your hand til you notice him and pet him. He was always a perfect gentleman…waiting patiently for his food, taking biscuits so gently, not running out open doors. I could take him anywhere (and did) and he was always welcome as he was so polite. He would respond to just a whisper, people were always amazed by that. THEY couldn’t hear me, but he could. Now he’s practically deaf and it makes me so sad to think that he may not hear my voice anymore telling him what a good boy he is..oh no now I’m crying. I get so emotional thinking of how little time we have left together and how I barely know how to go on without him 😦 I don’t know how to show you pictures of him…unless you visit his Facebook page (ha ha yes) at

    Shutting up now 🙂



  2. Ellie is such a cutie! She seems like such a lovely dog, the way that you have written about her. My guess is that she is a lab/spaniel mix as I don’t think is mixed with a dog either lab sized or bigger.
    I have Lhasa Apsos, I actually lost one last year unfortunately and she was quite young. I don’t know why, but I always shy away from talking about my dogs and personal aspects to my life on my blog but behind the blog my dogs are truly my world and the house would be very empty without them!

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  3. Oh my goodness, your baby Ellie is beautiful! I’ve always heard labs (mixes or not!) are the best dogs to have. I think it’s awesome that she’s a rescue dog! Years before I was born, my mom bought my dad a dog for an anniversary gift. It was a Boxer mix that he named Rocky (Get it?… Rocky the Boxer!) and that was the only dog we’ve ever had. He died of old age and heart worms when I was about 5. Since then, I’ve only had cats, one at a time. My first cat disappeared, and after that is when we got my current cat, Princess. She’s just a simple grey cat, and she certainly thinks she is a Princess! She has an attitude of her own. I want a puppy more than anything, but I’m waiting until I finish nursing school and buy my own little house to do so. The breed I’m most interested in getting is an Italian Greyhound 🙂

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  4. All what a cutie!! I have a grey and white cat named Luna, we adopted her in may and they thought she was about a year old a that time. She is so loveable! She loves to cuddle! The closer to your face the happier she is haha


  5. Aww! Ellie is adorable! She looks like a big baby, I love her little face. This was a fun post, I like reading about other people’s pets. They have such vast personality and it’s fun to see them all. I have a cat and he pretty much has a love hate relationship with everything, hah.

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