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Sweet Sadie, Lovely Lady

  • Posted April 9, 2012 by Marsha Viewed 4686 times

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Credit my daughter, Leslie, for snapping the last shot.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sadie lives with her mom (lifeisgood) [photoblog.com], 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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    • # Natalie

      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 )

      2012.04.12 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mimmo Mallamo

      Beautiful post, wonderful portraits of Sadie. My congratulations to Leslie, that shot is really incredible, so clear, so perfect. Very good!

      2012.04.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Betty

      Beautiful shots of our gentle, Sadie. Left me in tears. Thanks for a lovely post!

      2012.04.11 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      Golden Retrievers are my favorite dogs (sorry Tomie) and these shots about the aged lady are fabulous.

      2012.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Maz

      Lovely dog!! Golden Retrievers have such a warm temperament. :))

      2012.04.10 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      Awwwww, sweet, beautiful Sadie. Love all the shots, especially the last one! :-))

      2012.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # 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.

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    • # Dunja

      [b][i]She is a real lady with a fabulous personality...Simply gorgeous Sadie !!:))[/i][/b]

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    • # 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 !

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    • # Nancy

      Inspiring, exceptional captures and post!!! Golden's definitely have a remarkable heart, Buddy the Moose sends a hug or two and many kisses:-)))

      2012.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Neil

      Great Post of a Wonderful breed of Dog !! Jannie had "4" goldens when I met her .

      2012.04.09 Edited Reply Cancel