Best Tricks: high five and ten, digging holes to China, sneaking into mommy and daddys bed
Arrival Story: My husband and I just happened to be at the mall after I got my refund check from my taxes. My husband, ever the dog lover, wanted to stop in at Petland (just to look). The lady working there asked me if I wanted to hold the dog I was looking at and of course i said yes. She was the sweetest thing and I hated to see her in that filthy cage. Well, once we got her home we realized she had a bad case of kennel cough. She was so sick we thought we would lose her, but eventually she got better, and we were so thankful. After about 6 months of nonstop chewing and biting my feet, she eventually settled down into a wonderful companion. The funny thing about Sadies breed, they told us at the petstore that she was a Rottweiler and Shepherd mix!! We thought she was going to be a big dog. Now that she's grown, she's definately a shepherd(we knew that one for sure) mixed with some kind of terrier.
Bio: Sadie is a high energy hellion!! She loves to play and will fetch the ball until either she wears you out or her legs go out!! She is her daddy's "little princess" and loves to snuggle at night between her mommy and daddy.
Today has been a great day so far :) mommy woke me up to tell me that i,sadie lee, had gotten the honor of dog of the week. It was such an amazing feeling. I feel like a queen. Ive been so sick lately,it was nice to have something to smile about. Mommy says my smile is like a thousand light bulbs flashing,so better wear your shades today ;). Mommy and daddy are going to make me a special dinner for their special girl. Thank u all so much. Maybe ill feel good enough to play today too
This morning my sweet Baboo made the journey across the bridge to join Pebbs,Arthur and Gracie J. His mommy and daddy made the bravest and most selfless choice in letting Sammy go and run free of his pain. I'm just beginning to lose that numb feeling that you get when your world has changed furever, and the pain is starting to get overwhelming. Mommy and Daddy keep reminding me of the joy and love that Sammy brought to my life, to my world, and to the worlds of so many others, and it makes me remember my smile.
I remember when he and I first met, or when I first laid eyes on him, and my whole face beams with the love I felt right from that moment. As I got to know him and his family better, I realized that I must have been touched by a miracle, to have found such a precious gift. He was the strongest and most inspiring person or pup I have ever come across in my life. To go from the beginning he had, to the struggles he faced, and to STILL have such a sparkle, he is my hero. Every Day I had with Sammy made me realize how much I should appreciate every single moment I have with my family, every single breath I take of sweet air, every single hug I get from mommy and daddy. The biggest gift Sammy ever gave me or my family was teaching us to thank DOG every day for all that we had and(and not what we didn't have) and that the bad things are never as bad as they at first seem. If Sammy could face each day with such strength and hope, couldn't we all do that, or at least try?
I will miss my heart,my soul, my love, for every day until we meet again. But for now, in honor of my sweet Baboo, I will live one day at a time, and hold each and every second precious. My love always,
Mrs Sammy J , Sadie Lee
My sweet Sammy J and his family have been to hell and back with all his surgeries and illnesses, and then this last amputation. Now I check his diary this morning as usual and I see this brilliant picture of him in his chariot and he looks woofderful!!!! Even more, he got to sit out in the garage with the rest of the family and watch his daddy mow the lawn. It may not sound like much to you, but it is a HUGE deal for him to be back to doing what was once a "normal" activity. I am so excited for all of them. I was praying that this amputation may lessen his pain and bring back the "normal"ness to his life. This is a great start to a fresh beginning for him and the rest of the Roo Crew!!! I am off to sit in the sun and dream of Sammy's smile...