Likes: pig ears, hiking/ walking in woods that have small animals, the beach
Pet-Peeves: loud noises; thunder; she's sick of posing for pictures; doesn't seem to like playing dress up
Favorite Toy: pulley (tug-of-war)
Favorite Food: cottage cheese; fresh meat
Favorite Walk: woods or on the beach (beaches don't always welcome her!)
Best Tricks: tricks? depends on the treat
Arrival Story: After college I searched harder for a dog than a job. I wanted to adopt from a shelter but I wanted to make sure I found the right match. I had been to at least 6 shelters before I entered Sadie's. Despite being so careful the woman at that shelter had me adopting Sadie when all I asked was could I see her outside of the cage. I could tell nothing about Sadie except that she was female (according to the sign) and extremely shy (she cowered in the far corner of the cage). I decided to take the dog away from that shelter no matter what. If she didn't work out with me I could bring her to a more responsible shelter.
Of course that was not necessary. Sadie crawled out of her cage when the door opened and I could see how much she wanted to be loved. She was so submissive it took a few days before she would consider fully standing up around anyone. Today, while she is still nervous around vacuums, she will walk up to anyone and force their hand to her belly where she loves to be scratched. Some people would describe her as spoiled; I just try to treat her the way she makes me feel.
Bio: The picture of Sadie looking in the tree shows what she does almost every day - chase the stray cats in our neighborhood. The picture of her with her chest shaved was taken after her ultrasound. Sadie developed a heart murmur at around 10yrs that so far has not caused other problems except stress for me.
The flowerdog picture is from our wedding. Sadie was our flowerdog although she didn't do much for that role :).
Sadie has a new website now: http://www.mysadiedog.com