Saturday, December 05, 2020
Essentially Nellie

Hello and welcome to my blog. I’m Nellie. I spend a lot of time at the vet.

When I’m not at the vet, I’m barking, wreaking more havoc, and eating more things that will probably land me, where else? Back at the vet.

I have always been strong-willed, opinionated, and hyperactive. My mom loves that about me but she also won’t pay as much attention to me as she used to because she is starting a magazine she says I helped inspire.

I am what they call a field trial labrador. This means that I have more energy than your typical labrador.

And that’s probably why I took a flying leap out of the back of an oversized SUV just before my 1st birthday and landed in a way I did not intend. I slipped on the gravel and long story short (it’s a really long story), it turns out that I permanently injured my knee and the muscles in my back.

I have a great family and great doctors who keep me happy, healthy, and active despite a chronic injury. I go to physical therapy every Saturday and clean out the peanut butter. I feel so great that I sometimes overdo it, and then my doctors get mad at my mom.

But nobody ever gets mad at me.

My favorite thing to do, apart from eating anything, is quail hunting, which is also eating in a way because I decapitate birds when I catch them, and swallow their heads whole.

I hope you enjoy my blog. XOXO Nellie

  • Nellie Halloween with Eve and Stephie

    Many important updates: Election 2020, dismembering a frog, physical therapy, and flirting with Shabba

    Dear Fans, There’s so much to tell you just 24 hours from Election Day 2020. I have to say, as a member of the canine race, I think the fact that so many people continue to show unrelenting faith in America’s democratic process, system of checks and balances, etc. is really, really beautiful. All of […]

  • My Orthopedic Lockdown Poem

    Nellie’s Lockdown Poem Nellie’s Lockdown Tumble The other week, I went to see Some of my friends at AMC. To recheck my gimpy knee. Dr. Hart is the best, There is no question. But I need a lot of trazadone and gabapentin Bird, Chipmunk, Rabbit, Shrew. Orthopedics says I am not allowed to chase you. […]

  • 2019-10-08-canine-review-nellie-seaisland-hunting1

    Dear Governor Cuomo, Please do not ruin my Georgia quail hunting trip.

    How many more sacrifices must I make this year? Dear New York Governor Cuomo: Now that New York is free and clear of the virus, I ask that you not force me to cancel my quail hunting trip. Your quarantine interferes with what I believe is, in fact, “essential travel” for me.  How do I […]

  • Nellie birthday 2020

    Celebrating Me: My Birthday Party

    On Sunday, I celebrated my birthday, the day of days, with my best friends and family.  Anyone who is anyone was at my party. It was the event of the COVID-19 season. My actual birthday is July 13. I can’t believe that I am six-years-old.  So many birds executed, yet so many birds still at large. I slaughtered one of Grandma’s little humming birdies a few days ago. Delicious. Where was I?

  • nellie-pool-2019-approachingbench

    Eat. Sleep. Swim. Vet. Repeat.

    Head Blogger Nellie (“Essentially Nellie, Confessions of a Labrador”) has updated her blog with a video.  She would also like to announce that she has lost another pound since her last blog post. She’s down a total of almost five pounds, and has five more to go until she reaches her bird-murdering/ideal weight. Nellie’s Vlog […]


Nellie is as Nellie does

Nellie Swimming

Nellie is as Nellie does

Nellie and Toys

Nellie is as Nellie does

The Canine Review is doing its part to encourage social distancing.

That is why we are offering 60-day full access, free trial subscriptions.

You may cancel anytime.