One reason for Ellie's joy is that we often discover gems just lying around the fields -- baseballs that youth teams carelessly left around after their games. She knows that when she discovers one, I often will stop, remove her leash, and throw the ball for her to retrieve, with boundless joy. For sure, retriever is in the mix for this faithful companion. Our vet has figured that Ellie is part Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
© Robert Gray Holland 2017