Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sadie Sunday: Favorite Dog Walk Memory

Sadie continues to amaze me.  Sure, there have been a few "oh no" moments.  But overall, she seems to be doing quite well.  Holding steady.

So instead of giving you a boring detailed health report, how about a favorite memory.

I walk Sadie three times each day.  Regardless of the weather.  Rain, sleet, snow, blizzard, cold, hot, we walk.  

Years ago, when she got longer walks before her arthritis had such a big impact on her life, our morning walk went past a building that is entirely mirrored windows.  And every morning for years and years, Sadie would look across to that wall-o-mirrors and see herself and get so excited.

For years, y'all, she thought she was seeing another little dog.  And she loves other dogs.  She would perk up and get peppy and sometimes bark a hello at that other dog.  Every single morning.  It was adorable.  And then the building would end and she would keep looking for her little friend across the street.  Where did she go?  Every.  Single. Morning.

It never ever stopped making me giggle and laugh out loud.  I loved it so much.  I am actually getting weepy thinking about it.  I wish so badly that I had thought to take a video of it at some point to savor forever.  

Oh man...why am I crying right now?  Literally tears running down my cheeks.  I think I just realize I will never see that again.  She stopped doing that a few years ago and now we don't even walk that way because she doesn't walk as far.  

My Sadie is the absolute sweetest soul alive.  She is so lovable and silly and just has the best little heart.  She thinks everyone is her good friend and loves unconditionally.  Even her mystery morning friend across the street in the windows.  

How is your furbaby doing these days?  So many of y'all have dogs and cats too.  I'd love an update!


Flo said...

That is funny. I wish I could say the same about Laney. She hates other dogs, it's crazy because she was raised in a house full of several of different breeds. I laughed when I read your story because when she was little, if she saw herself in the mirror, she would freak out and attack! Every so often she will see her reflection in the TV if it is turned off and I can see the wheels turning in her head.

I think you should put Sadie in her stroller and take her there. That way she could "visit" her "friend" without the stress of the walk!

Ruth said...

What a fun memory.


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