I hope you are doing well.
We absolutely love little Ella! She is such a character. She is the sweetest little thing ever and every day she amazes us, she loves everyone and they love her. She is exactly how you described her, she goes off on her own and plays and is independent, and then she comes and lays in your lap and you can hold her and she will fall asleep. Also after the first 14 days of not looking at each other, she and our 7 year old golden get along so well now and play and play and then fall asleep next to each other. Ella is a true golden in every way.
She sits, stays, somewhat heels, stays away from gross things(after some training), and comes on command. She is entering obedience classes starting Monday night which should be a lot of fun for all of us.
Take care and thank you so much for bringing her into our lives.