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Sweet Sadie, Lovely Lady

2012.04.09
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We had a house guest over the weekend, an older retired lady named Sadie.
Sadie is a sweet golden retriever with a lovely, gentle disposition, takes life
one moment at a time and enjoys everything to the fullest even though her
health isn't what it used to be and she's getting on in years.
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Sadie retired from her job a few years ago as a therapy dog
visiting folks in hospice. No doubt she brightened the hours
of many people who needed a caring friend just to sit with them
in silence for awhile, or maybe listen to a story or two.
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Sadie now has arthritis and has difficulty walking; she's also a bit
hard of hearing and seeing, but none of that seems to matter at all to her.
She takes everything in stride and never complains. Often she hobbles
over to get a hug and be petted and then lays down peacefully by your
feet - she just loves to be close to people
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When the back door opens it takes Sadie awhile to make her way outside
and around the the yard but as I observed her it was obvious how much
enjoyment she was getting from the little things....putting her nose up
to breathe the fresh air, sniffing a pine cone, or watching the other dogs play.
Here she is taking a rest on a bed of pine needles and basking in the warmth of the sun.
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Sadie lives with her mom (lifeisgood), dad, and brother, Sam, in comfort and surrounded by love.
It's always a pleasure to have her visit and if you watch her long enough you can
learn some lessons about enjoying life. You're a good girl, Sadie, come back soon :)))
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Credit my daughter, Leslie, for snapping the last shot.
32 Comments
catdad Great Post of a Wonderful breed of Dog !! Jannie had "4" goldens when I met her .
catdad · 2012-04-09: 00:00
nssco50 Inspiring, exceptional captures and post!!! Golden's definitely have a remarkable heart, Buddy the Moose sends a hug or two and many kisses:-)))
nssco50 · 2012-04-09: 00:35
mallusatish Lovely post,Very inspiring~!~
mallusatish · 2012-04-09: 01:13
DancingDolphin What a heart warming post! 8^)
DancingDolphin · 2012-04-09: 01:17
joycephotography What a great doggie............
joycephotography · 2012-04-09: 01:33
SADHYA What a lovely post Marsha, and such a lovely dog.
SADHYA · 2012-04-09: 03:15
breizh That's a wonderful post . Well done Marsha .
Tout ici est Beau : le Titre , les Photos , les Mots et l'Histoire , et par dessus tout Sadie !
breizh · 2012-04-09: 03:59
EvaLizette Wonderful post and Love the story:) Brought me a good tear Marsha :) Animals are so good for us:))
Love the pictures of her,nr 2 in favorites
EvaLizette · 2012-04-09: 05:34
pandka Great set!
pandka · 2012-04-09: 06:19
MoMac What a graceful "lady" fabulous portraits of this sweet dog.
MoMac · 2012-04-09: 06:20
Dropblue She is a real lady with a fabulous personality...Simply gorgeous Sadie !!:))
Dropblue · 2012-04-09: 08:26
Goldbrandi Sweet set!
Goldbrandi · 2012-04-09: 08:27
????? So sweet and graceful.
My favourite dog has always been the Golden Retriever...
????? · 2012-04-09: 09:08
danrav Awwww. Sweet, sweet Sadie. You have really captured her specialness in these shots Marsha!!!
danrav · 2012-04-09: 09:21
lgnelson What wonderful puppy portraits, Marsha!
lgnelson · 2012-04-09: 09:50
gonia excellent pictures! I love this dog! She is much clever than many people I think.send all my kisses for your Friend - lifeisgood!I know she lives just near you - she also loves Colorado.
gonia · 2012-04-09: 11:01
jennyLit great shots!!
jennyLit · 2012-04-09: 11:14
digitalideas Amazing portraits of Sadie
digitalideas · 2012-04-09: 13:33
NellyBly Awwwww, sweet, beautiful Sadie. Love all the shots, especially the last one! :-))
NellyBly · 2012-04-09: 13:38
finbarr Awesome shots Marsha !!
finbarr · 2012-04-09: 16:33
photogp Great set!! Last one is my favorite : )
photogp · 2012-04-10: 00:16
mystic1 Pretty Dog and even better the whole set
mystic1 · 2012-04-10: 01:37
mazpics Lovely dog!! Golden Retrievers have such a warm temperament. :))
mazpics · 2012-04-10: 09:12
MARETKA88 What a great post and lovely pooch....Great story Marsha !!
MARETKA88 · 2012-04-10: 09:15
Unchained Golden Retrievers are my favorite dogs (sorry Tomie) and these shots about the aged lady are fabulous.
Unchained · 2012-04-10: 10:25
Ryana Can not say there is one shot I like more then an other, they are all so lovely!
Ryana · 2012-04-10: 13:26
lifeisgood Beautiful shots of our gentle, Sadie. Left me in tears. Thanks for a lovely post!
lifeisgood · 2012-04-10: 22:47
????? beautifully posted, she deserves the retirement she is getting!!
????? · 2012-04-11: 09:24
iso400 Beautiful post, wonderful portraits of Sadie. My congratulations to Leslie, that shot is really incredible, so clear, so perfect. Very good!
iso400 · 2012-04-11: 12:35
nataliemanco wonderful post Marsha...made me a bit teary too. ( you know we have 2 dogs and one of them getting a bit old now too )
nataliemanco · 2012-04-12: 01:56
renatomartins Wonderful portraits. I love the last one
renatomartins · 2012-04-14: 09:28
girafferacing She looks absolutely adorable!
girafferacing · 2012-04-23: 17:39
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