A Very Ellie Update

Date: January 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 24

Well…this was bound to happen.

This may as well be Ellie On The Run at this point.

But since I take 600 photos of Ellie a day and exercise serious restraint by only posting one or two per day, I thought, “Hey, why not share a bunch here for the two people who are just dying to see even more of our little pup?!”

#tbt to when Ellie was so tiny!

#tbt to when Ellie was so tiny!

If you’re not a dog person — well first, I’m shocked you’ve stuck around this long! — fear not. I’m running again, and I have a little “blog challenge” for myself coming up, so I promise it’s not going to be all-Ellie-all-the-time for too much longer. (File under “Lies I Tell Myself” and under “Lies I Just Told Other People.”)

Anyway, a few Ellie updates…

1. We know what she is! When we adopted Ellie, the nice but not-so-sure people told us Ellie was a “golden mix.” A rarity at shelters! A unique species! A combination of cute and brilliant! Equal parts precious and mysterious!

MAYBE PART DINOSAUR.

MAYBE PART SLEEPY DINOSAUR.

We’ve always thought she was definitely part labrador, and at times thought she had some pitbull in her, too. I also thought boxer, because she has a wild underbite and uses her paws a lot, like a boxer. (I don’t know if that actually has anything to do with the “boxer” breed, but I think it makes sense.)

Now, thanks to science, we know what Ellie is!

OBVIOUSLY, amirite?

OBVIOUSLY.

So basically, she’s a mutt. Exactly what we thought. Also I call her Chow-Chow now, which is fun for everyone.

2. I love her. 

#tbt to when her ear used to flop forward!

#tbt to when her ear used to flop forward!

3. She is perfect. 

EAT YOUR HEART OUT, CESAR MILAN.

EAT YOUR HEART OUT, CESAR MILAN.

4. Soon she will be my only friend, because I don’t talk about anything else, and I guess not everyone cares about my dog just like not everyone cares about other peoples’ kids and babies and stuff. (Don’t worry. I care about your kids. I love your kids. They’re potty-trained, right?)

BESTIES 4 LIFE!

BESTIES 4 LIFE!

5. I keep a list in my phone of the weird things Brian and I will randomly call Ellie. It starts like this…

  • Ellie
  • Ellie Girl
  • Ellie Belly
  • Ells Bells
  • Ellington

And then it devolves into this…

  • Propecia
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Slippery Sleeve
  • Sherman Sharif
  • Lamb Steak
  • Westwood One
  • Wiggles
  • Wiz Khalifa
  • Pup and Circumstance
  • Trumpet
  • DJ Skribble
  • Noodle
  • Credit Suisse
  • Programmatic Advertising

The first list is mine. The second list is Brian’s.

In conclusion, here are 381 more photos of Ellie over time, because she has grown at a fast and furious rate, and I can barely scoop her up anymore. Brian can still pick her up, though, so that’s good. He can’t pick me up. That’s OK.

LET ME BE FREE. I MUST CHASE THOSE BIRDS.

LET ME BE FREE. I MUST CHASE THOSE BIRDS.

First, let’s start with photos of Ellie’s precious underbite…

UNDERBITE.

UNDERBITE.

No, she's not supposed to jump on my lap. We're working on it.

No, she’s not supposed to jump on my lap. We’re working on it.

I hope her teeth stay like this forever.

I hope her teeth stay like this forever.

Here is a series of Ellie enjoying her favorite place: Central Park!

Puppy model. Showing off. Such stillness.

Puppy model. Showing off. Such stillness.

Puppy's first Bridle Path!

Puppy’s first Bridle Path!

Ears very on fleek.

Ears very much on fleek.

Taxi beep beep! Join us daily on Snapchat for our Central Park adventures!

Taxi beep beep! Join us daily on Snapchat for our Central Park adventures!

BEEP BEEP!

BEEP BEEP!

This is her very sassy over-the-shoulder Glamour Shot. Girl knows how to work her angles.

This is her very sassy over-the-shoulder Glamour Shot. Girl knows how to work her angles.

Small doggy...

Small doggy…

...medium doggy...

…medium doggy…

...HUGE DOGGY!

…HUGE DOGGY!

She's very pro-Central Park workers, but is also very anti-motor vehicles in the park. She's conflicted. SHADE.

She’s very pro-Central Park workers, but is also very anti-motor vehicles in the park. She’s conflicted. SHADE.

Now how about some pictures of Ellie sleeping?

She loves sleeping on the warm heating pad. I used to love doing that, too...

She loves sleeping on the warm heating pad. I used to love doing that, too…

She fell asleep with her ball!

She fell asleep with her ball!

SLEEP WHEN YOUR PUPPY SLEEPS.

SLEEP WHEN YOUR PUPPY SLEEPS. I read that somewhere I think…

Such a lady.

Such a lady.

Go home, Ellie. You're drunk.

Go home, Ellie. You’re drunk.

Sleeping with her giraffe! (Thanks Anne Marie, Gary, and Hannah!) And half on her bed...

Sleeping with her giraffe! (Thanks Anne Marie, Gary, and Hannah!) And half on her bed…

Watching Gone Girl. AGAIN. (She likes the part when Ben Affleck is getting in the shower!)

Watching Gone Girl. AGAIN. (She likes the part when Ben Affleck is getting in the shower!)

And here’s how much Ellie loved playing in the snow the past few days…

TO ME, YOU ARE PERFECT.

TO ME, YOU ARE PERFECT.

Downward-facing Ellie.

Downward-facing Ellie.

Lemme lemme upgrade ya, upgrade ya, upgrade ya. The taxi wasn't cutting it in the snow.

Lemme lemme upgrade ya, upgrade ya, upgrade ya. The taxi wasn’t cutting it in the snow, so she got a fancy coat.

Classic fashion blogger pose.

Classic fashion blogger pose.

Another fashion blogger standby pose.

“Draw me like one of your French girls, Jack…”

Her boots are Christian Louboutins.

Her boots are Louboutins.

Finally, here is Ellie just being cute.

Apartment cleaning = throwing out the 18+ towels I've somehow accumulated from 8+ years of going to various gyms and studios in NYC. Oops...

Apartment cleaning = throwing out the 18+ towels I’ve somehow accumulated from 8+ years of going to various gyms and studios in NYC. Oops…

Ellie-88

BLUE STEEL.

HEAD TILT. Nailed it.

HEAD TILT. Nailed it.

She's smiling!!!

She’s smiling!!!

Now I will calm down with the Ellie photos.

Maybe.

Probably not.

(If you somehow haven’t had enough, I’m @AliOnTheRun1 on Instagram and Snapchat. There’s lots more where all this came from.)

Have a great day!

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24 Responses to "A Very Ellie Update"

Don’t you dare calm down on the Ellie photos! She’s so fun and precious! Love love love!

I suggest creating an Elliontherunblog.com and updating it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. k thanks. 🙂

Ellie’s adventures in NYC! Love it!

look at that sweet little pup! i have a goldendoodle puppy and i totally get the puppy obsession. and i need to get him the lion mane from your last post. obsessed.

Jillian J says: January 28, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Pup and Circumstance love it!

She is too cute. I love the Ellie pictures! Dogs and running my favorite things!

How did you determine what her breed make-up was?

We did a DNA test! It’s through a company called Wisdom Panel (http://www.wisdompanel.com/) and you just swab the inside of the dog’s mouth and mail it in. You get your results emailed to you within 2-3 weeks.

Keep the Ellie photos and updates coming! I’m living vicariously through you since we can’t have a dog in our building!

Christine says: January 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm

We did the wisdom panel too for our 45 lb “Lab mix”(she’s just a medium size black dog) – the results came back not a lick of lab – American Staff mix & mastiff mix. We were cracking up at the results. Somewhere in the mixes were toy groups and hound groups.. Keep the Ellie pics coming! so cute.

I adore all your Ellie pics…you make me feel normal? I’m mom to Wyatt and Gertie. After raising two human children, I can attest the love is just as real.

Love Ellie so much!! Hope we bump into you guys someday. I’ll be the crazy dog lady.

All Ellie pictures all the time. It will be so awesome when you can run with her. And her boots. Very nice. I would like to find out what Cocoa is. We think pure Plott Hound. Reading the traits fits her perfectly!!

Love Ellie. We have a nearly 6month old lurcher pup called Miss Lyla Day so I’m with you on the hundreds of pics. We also have a terrier called Dave -officially Davy Fitz who also answers to Doodler, doodles, doodle bug and Barky Pants. They are literally my life. I regularly have full blown conversations with them. ?

We just got a rescue dog a few months ago too and she is all I want to talk about too! and I have two kids!! I love looking at the pics of Ellie – she is adorable. She is one lucky dog! keep posting pics!!

She really is a doll. Even if I am a cat person. 😉

Ellie is adorable. I love the little model pose. I agree with her regarding gone girl. I think that is my favorite scene too

Love it. I have had and adore boxers and can confirm they definitely “box” – that is a thing. So cute!

Loving this Ellie-centric post. Makes me want a puppy so bad…
Mutts are the best!

So cute! Our beagle mix mutts are “Ellie Belly” and “Maggie Waggy” aka “Puddles” – dogs are the best!

Keep all the photos coming. Since I have a limit on the size a dog can be in my apartment I live vicariously.

CSchoeneman says: February 1, 2016 at 5:59 pm

I totes understand this. I am straight up obsessed with my dog. I’ve had her a little over a year now. In my experience the obsession does not fade!!

That puppy is adorable. Thanks for posting the pics.