Meet Ellie, the English Cream Golden Retriever

Meet Ellie, my new little English Cream Golden Retriever.

Ellie and I
Ellie and I

So you might wonder the background as in: “Why did Sarah decide to get a dog?” At the end of the year, I began to seriously consider a dog.Β I researched options, prayed, and thought things through. We’ve loved golden retrievers, but I was specifically interested in the English Cream Golden Retriever.Β About three years ago, when we were in Indiana, we saw a beautiful English Cream Golden Retriever near our conference location. It was incredible!

So, I began the trek to find my dog, occasionally waffling between a regular Golden and an English Cream. You can do a Google Search on the difference, but the English Creams have European roots and are very light among several things. Selecting the name was difficult. I searched through so many options and finally settled on Ellie. The funny part is that’s one of the top 150 names on AKC’s site.

After many closed and then open doors, I found this little darling. Wow. She’s so sweet: cuddly, lively, and Miss Personality.


"Anybody want to play?"
“Anybody want to play?”

“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast…”
Proverbs 12:10

35 thoughts on “Meet Ellie, the English Cream Golden Retriever”

  1. Oh how sweet!! I’m so happy for you, Sarah! Ellie is a very cute name and she’s an adorable dog. She’s so small right now, aww! Very precious! Thanks for sharing – you gave me a big smile today πŸ™‚

    Thanks. She’s a cutie! Yes, small right now, but she’ll probably be up to 75 pounds ;).

  2. What a beautiful little thing! I am sure that she will provide hours of entertainment and companionship.

  3. Oh, Sarah, that might be the cutest puppy I’ve ever seen! I didn’t even realize Golden Retrievers came in that lighter color. She’s adorable.

  4. She’s absolutely adorable!!!!! So cute!! Glad for you…somehow it makes sense that there’s a golden retriever in the Maxwell house again, haha πŸ˜‰ Ellie looks so cuddly and lovable πŸ™‚

    I know; it does seem right. πŸ˜‰

  5. She is so beautiful. We have a golden also. They are wonderful dogs. I’m sure you’ll enjoy her.

  6. Ohhhh, adorable with a capital “A”! Congratulations! So how old is she? I’ve been helping take care of my friend’s new puppy and it has been so much fun (she’s almost 5 months now and losing teeth everywhere!). I’m glad I don’t have to do the night shift! She’s a gorgeous little fluff-ball — I’ll bet you are having fun!

    She’s 8 weeks! Yes, I’m really enjoying her. She’s a live wire. πŸ˜‰

  7. She’s so cute, and her fur looks incredibly soft.she’s very blessed to be chosen by you too! Enjoy……

    It’s true. She’s incredibly soft!

  8. πŸ™‚ We acquired a cat this last summer, and even though we had no real plans for pets, he has been a real joy to our household πŸ™‚

  9. I am so happy for you Sarah – and what a lucky doggie little Ellie is to have you! Golden Retrievers, whatever the colour, (and however naughty) are such a joy.

  10. What an absolute cutie. !! You’re going to love her. I’m quite jealous actually. Puppies are so much fun and so cuddly!!!!

    She melts anyone’s heart. She is so lovable!

  11. Sarah:

    Enjoy your new puppy. Dogs bring great joy and unconditional love to a home.


  12. Oh how adorable! I’m sure there will be a lot of excitement around your home and all the nieces and nephews will have so much fun helping to care for her!

    Yes, everyone loves her!

  13. Aawww! So sweet. I didn’t know you were getting a puppy! So cute. Puppies, dogs are such blessings. I can’t imagine life without them! Congratulations, Sarah on your little bundle of joy. Enjoy your cutie!

    Love, Rebecca

  14. She’s beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! We had a lot of fun guessing. πŸ™‚

    Dana for all

  15. What a gorgeous purebred puppy, Sarah! We hope to see many more posts about this cutie!

  16. Oh my gosh, puppy Ellie is so cute! Did you pick her up at the breeder? Maybe you can do a photo shoot with the littles and Ellie. I am sure that everyone is fighting to hold Ellie. I hope that she isn’t keeping you up at night. Cannot wait for more photos of Ellie.

    Yes, definitely Miss Adorable. πŸ˜‰ I did pick her up at the breeder’s. I hope to do a photo sessions with all the little kids and Ellie with the red wagon. Talk about cute. She’s doing very well at night! I will post more photos.

  17. What a cute puppy! Congratulations, Sarah! Since animals played such a significant role in your Moody series, perhaps Ellie will give you some inspiration for your new book. πŸ™‚

  18. Congratulations on your new furry family-member! πŸ˜‰
    Ellie is absolutely precious, and I’m so happy you’ve gotten her. I feel sure she will bring many fun moments in the days ahead. πŸ™‚
    Love, Mrs. Patti (A “Cat-Lady” but likes dogs too!)

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