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.
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.
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)!!