Ella Fitzgerald the Golden Retriever–Catahoula Mix

Napa Valley residents Karen and Jamie Jamison's dog runs with a ruff crowd in St. Helena

Ella Fitzgerald the Golden Retriever–Catahoula Mix
Ella Fitzgerald, center, with her weekend walking buddies, Tucker (Yellow Lab) and Brandi Chait of St. Helena's "Stice Street Gang."
Feb 23, 2021

Owner: Karen and Jamie Jamison

Location: St. Helena, Calif.

Dog Name: Ella Fitzgerald

Age: 5

Breed: Golden Retriever and Catahoula mix

In a Word: Loving

Job Title: Director of Rabbit Relocation

Affiliated Business: Jamie is the GM and Wine Director at Brix Restaurant, a Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence winner in Napa Valley. Ella loves to chase rabbits in the garden and vineyards there.

Star Quality: Plays hard, snuggles hard

Favorite Possesion: Extra-large bacon-scented ball

Favorite Getaway: She’s a beach babe. Loves Sea Ranch but any beach will do.

Forgivable Flaw: Probably the messiest dog ever to live. Leaves a trail of Rutherford dust wherever she goes.

Short Story: Ellie belly-escaped from her fenced yard and was promptly arrested by a Napa County sheriff driving by. The officer knocked on our door and released her into our custody.

 Ella Fitzgerald, a Golden Retriever and Catahoula mix, lying down in the clifftop plants above the Pacific Ocean
Ella takes a break from playing ball on one of her Pacific Ocean getaways.

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