I lost my co-pilot last weekend,
Sadie, my Golden Retriever of 14.5 years. I got her as a gift for my birthday, a complete surprise, when she was already a big pup at 8 months old with a big pink ribbon around her neck. I thought, “Oh wow, that’s a big responsibility.” But our love for each other began from that point and never wavered.
Many of you have met her in the office or out on deliveries. We have quite a few customers because of her. She was a top salesman hanging her paw out the window observing. She was stoic and smart, quiet, and cunning; a great communicator. She was raised to be a companion dog, but that didn’t work out, possibly because she was too stubborn. She was also called a “fence runner,” and that’s why she was available through the organization. She could easily drive the dogs on the other side of the fence, nuts. She loved it!
Well, she was a special dog to me, always by my side, always willing to say hi or give a hug or a paw. She helped me rescue quite a few stray dogs on the route for rescue that wouldn’t have come up to me otherwise. When she was amongst other dogs, she’d quietly be in charge. She’d push to the front of the food line, she’d let a puppy know “Ok, that’s enough rough housing” and strong paw them down to behave with one forceful bark. She didn’t chase the ball, didn’t like dog parks and didn’t like all dog treats; she’d turn her head and blow thru her nose, it was the funniest thing. She was her own dog.
I appreciate you all loving Sadie over the years and asking about her or stopping to visit with her.
On Saturday, July 13th she left us quietly, still beautiful, still sweet, we miss her so much. Bye Sadie and Thank you.