Likes: Catching the ball and rolling in the grass, or under a blanket with Gary.
Pet-Peeves: The Vacuum Cleaner and the Lawn Mower.
Favorite Toy: The Tennis Ball and her blanket.
Favorite Food: Anything Gary is eating.
Favorite Walk: To the river.
Best Tricks: Smiling, Rolling Over, Shaking Hands, Jumping High, Catching the ball, Sitting, Staying, Lay Down.
Arrival Story: Before I had The Sadester, I lost my last ACD Peady... I was heartbroken. A friend just got married and his new wife had a puppy, he had his pure white full grown ACD. Two seemed too much, and they knew I would take care of Sadie. We have bonded and she never leaves my side. Thankfully I own my own business and she is with me practically 24-7. She is spoiled, but doesn't take advantage of the situation. She is an incredible dog and smarter than I ever thought a dog could be. She understands me when I talk to her, honest! She and I live alone, and she is the perfect room mate, she loves to clean the dishes and the floors. I love my "Little Sadie"...
Bio: She was born from working stock in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
As always, I must apologize for the delay in my post. Gary was trying his best to get his work caught up this last week so that he could lay around this weekend. As for me, that's the last thing that I want to do. GET ME OUTTA HERE! But then really the way that the weather has been, as soon as I get out the door and realize that it's pouring rain out there, I turn right back around and high tail it back inside.
Oh! Gary finally found a diet food that I like. Near as I can tell, it serves a dual purpose. It's good for my eyes and my waist line. The magical snack is carrots. I love them... although not quite as good as biscuits... I still like them allot. They beat the heck out of them dern rice cakes he was trying to get me to eat. GACK!
As for me... my leg is getting better I still limp a little bit, but not very much. My right eye is still bad and I'm starting to think that I'll never be able to see out of it again. I keep turning into things and hitting my noggin. Other than that, not much to tell. I am very happy to be able to go for walks again, and speaking of which...
Gary made a movie about me and my first walk to the river since my operations. You can see it here at YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYAX46qZFEw Or you can see it in my Dogster video's.
That's about it I guess. I hope that you like my new video.
Like always, I want to apologize for not writing more often. Gary is always running here, running there and then hogging the computer in-between.
The big thing that I want to tell you about is my day today.
My leg is getting better it seems, but it’s a slow go. I spend way more time napping than I want to. I would like to go for a walk about ten times a day. I’m not talking about those little pee walks in the front yard, I’m talking about a nice walk to the river, at the very least… but anyway… I was really getting bored out of my gourd today, and kept giving Gary the moon eyes. He was just sitting there working on his computer when he stood up and looked at me and said, “Let’s Go!”, and he took me for a walk all the way to the river and back again. Yup... :)
The river isn’t a long walk, but it is a walk that I haven’t been able to take in a very long time; especially in dog time. Let’s see… four months in dog years is three years and one month. That’s a very long time if you think about it. I haven’t been able to go there in over three years, so you can imagine how excited that I was.
While I was there I noticed that the water is pretty high and the beach and banks are different. I wasn’t able to go to a couple of places that I wanted to go, but I was able to walk through the woods, and wade in the icy, but terrific cold water of the Sandy River. I feel great.
As for the leg, it held up fairly well. I walked on all of my legs while I went slowly, and then limped when I wanted to go faster. So I guess that means that I’m getting better... or I'm getting better at limping.
The one bad thing is the eye problem. I can't see out of my right eye anymore. I keep hitting my head into things like the furniture and the wall. It's a good thing that I'm a dog that was bred to be kicked in the head by a cow.
I’ve had a big day ands so it's time to lie down, clean my feet and take a little nap.
Take good care everyone, and I’ll write again soon.
I’m so very sorry about the discouraging post that I wrote last night. I wasn’t in a very good mood I suppose. I’m in a much better mood tonight. My mood is much better because I realize that I’m such a lucky dog in so many ways. I stopped to think about having a nice comfy place to sleep… and I felt lucky. I thought about the food and biscuits that I get every day… and I felt lucky. I stopped to think about all of my friends… and I felt lucky. I have more friends than most any dog in the world. How many dogs can say that a whole town came to my side when I needed my operation? I’m a very lucky dog.
Today was a great day. I got to go to the Wildwood Café, All Season’s Property Management, Wy’East Book Shop and Art Gallery, Mt. Hood Mortgage Company, El Burro Loco, Mountain Retreats Property Management and the Post Office. Everybody was so glad to see me, and I was very happy to see them too.
Another thing that made me so happy was that when I went to the Post Office with Gary, he came out and told me that I had mail. I had a Get Well card in the mail today. I was so excited. I met the nicest lady at Sadiepalooza II named Sarah. She lives in Brightwood like I do. I saw her again at the Post Office last week and she asked how I was doing. She also said that she reads my diary. Sarah sent me a card… She is so nice. I hope that I can see her at the Post Office again so that I can give her face a good lick. Thank you Sarah, you’re so cool.
While I was out today, I walked pretty well on my leg for the first half of the foray, but by the time I came back home, I was limping pretty good again. It was three weeks today since the last operation, so I shouldn’t expect to be all better yet.
Thank you so much to all of my friends. I can never say thank you enough. You make me a happy dog.