Ellie the English Labrador

Sonoma County vintner Sam Lando's Lab is game for walking 10 miles around the neighborhood or touring the West Coast

Ellie the English Labrador
Feb 22, 2021

Owner: Sam Lando

Affiliated Winery: LANDO Wines

Location: Windsor, Calif.

Dog Name: Ellie

Age: 2

Breed: English Labrador

In a Word: Loving

Job Title: Director of Love & Hugs

Star Quality: She is game for anything ... car ride, belly rubs, walks through the vineyard, lounging on the cellar floor and, in some cases, traveling the West Coast and living in a cramped travel trailer with her family. She was with us as we took off on our first Sonoma Social Distance Wine Tour in May 2020: Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. It was an incredible experience for the entire family, and we were glad to have her with us.

Best Buds: Our children, Henry and Emma

Favorite Reward: Secondary clean up. Once the dishwasher door is lowered, it’s go time.

Favorite Activity: Jogs and walks. As the pandemic had us keeping close to home and our children are still distance-learning (almost 12 months now), she is the go-to companion for loops around the neighborhood—sometimes up to 10 miles a day.

Favorite Getaway: On the water at Lake Sonoma

Forgivable Flaw: If a toy or bedding isn’t to her liking (or if she loves it too much), it’s chewed to pieces.

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