Sweet Sadie, Lovely Lady

by Marsha April. 09, 2012 4901 views

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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Helen Hooker 5 years, 1 month ago

She looks absolutely adorable!

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Renato Martins 5 years, 1 month ago

Wonderful portraits. I love the last one

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Natalie 5 years, 1 month ago

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 )

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Mimmo Mallamo 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Betty 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 1 month ago

Can not say there is one shot I like more then an other, they are all so lovely!

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Christa 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Gregg Maretka 5 years, 1 month ago

What a great post and lovely pooch....Great story Marsha !!

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Maz 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Tom 5 years, 1 month ago

Pretty Dog and even better the whole set

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Pegah & Gelareh 5 years, 1 month ago

Great set!! Last one is my favorite : )

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Finbarr 5 years, 1 month ago

Awesome shots Marsha !!

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Sara G 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Rob Gant 5 years, 1 month ago

Amazing portraits of Sadie

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 1 month ago

great shots!!

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Gonia 5 years, 1 month ago

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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Larry Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

What wonderful puppy portraits, Marsha!

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Goldbrandi 5 years, 1 month ago

Sweet set!

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Dunja 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Moira 5 years, 1 month ago

What a graceful "lady" fabulous portraits of this sweet dog.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Pandka 5 years, 1 month ago

Great set!

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Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Breizh 5 years, 1 month ago

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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Sadhya Rippon 5 years, 1 month ago

What a lovely post Marsha, and such a lovely dog.

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Eric J H Joyce 5 years, 1 month ago

What a great doggie............

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Jacki 5 years, 1 month ago

What a heart warming post! 8^)

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Mallusatish Reddy 5 years, 1 month ago

Lovely post,Very inspiring~!~

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Nancy 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Neil 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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