Our Granddoggie, Sadie Belle is right at 7 years old now. We never knew her actual birth date, but we celebrate it on Nov 25, the day before our SIL's birthday. That is pretty close to being accurate.
She is a Boxer. Our oldest daughter and SIL got Sadie when she was a baby about 4 months old, we guessed.
Sadie loves to run and play with everything she can find. She loves to "help" with everything you do, and ends up in the middle of laundry, carpentry projects, and most definitely all cleaning projects.
She has a rope swing, a soccer ball (slightly deflated so that she can hold it with her teeth. She is a great Frisbee player, and the best sleeping buddy.
She loves to cuddle and go for rides to the post office and the bank. She sits in the front seat of the pick-up truck, then when the driver gets out, she moves over and sits in the driver's seat. Everyone in the tiny little town knows her and speaks to her, calling her by name, maybe asking her how her truck is running today.
She gets a doggie biscuit at the bank and post-office and of course, those are her favorite destinations. She takes her guard dog position very seriously though, and will not allow anyone in her yard until our daughter or SIL says, "OK Sadie. It's OK."
Basically a house dog, she is allowed to go out and play with supervision in their totally fenced-in yard, and considers the electric wheel chair "her own private car" which keeps her feet dry when she goes out first thing in the morning. She does not like getting her feet wet and she does not like her toe-nails trimmed. She is getting better about that though since our daughter started filing them with a small emory board just the same as she uses herself. Sadie kinda likes that. I guess it's a "girly" thing. Sadie has done so much for our daughter and SIL since they retired.
They have to have things to do all the time, and she is always there to play or run or just watch TV and cuddle with. She adds a lot to all our lives and knows every family member.
The photos are of Sadie playing with a battery-operated turtle that a friend sent to us from SC. Sadie had never seen a turtle before but she wants to "talk" to every other animal she sees and "taste" of it when she can as well. After playing with the turtle which moves its legs head and tail for quite a while (trying to coax it into running with her), the turtle lifted up its head as though to kiss her, so she kissed it. She so wanted that turtle to play chase with her though, but she also likes to give kisses.
Note how shiny and beautiful her coat is. Our kids cook everything Sadie eats so they know exactly what she needs and likes best. She can tell time as good as most people too. She knows her breakfast is at 8am, and she'll get them up at 7:30 to make sure it's on time. Again at 4:30pm, she'll tell them it's time to start cooking her dinner. It's to be ready at 5pm sharp or she's at her bowl looking into it like "where's the beef?" She is truly the smartest dog we've ever seen.
This made me cry out of happiness! I had a dog like this once, and I remembered her as I read your words!
I love the way she is interacting with the turtle toy!
I voted for this to win!
I'm beginning to feel as if I know this granddoggie of yours. It's so great to be able to hear more about an animal the way ThriftyFun keeps and uses the archives. Anyway, we will look forward to hearing more about your Sadie Belle and her latest antics.
Thank you for sharing her with us. You write such a good story Pookarina, and we love the pictures.
Sadie certainly does have quite the personality and she's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your grand doggie with us :-) Thumbs up!
We're beginning to feel like we know Sadie Belle too. Seeing her through your words brings her as close
as our own living room. I would love to see her run and play. Thank you so much for sharing her with us.
Sadie sure looks healthy and sleek. Looks likes she might get a lot of good brushing which is always a wonderful way of keeping their coats free of dirt and dust. We do enjoy the animal stories and photos, and thanks to everyone who takes the time to share with us, Pookarina
What a beautiful boxer. We had 2 and they are the best dogs in the world. They want to help do everthing. It was a wonderful act of kindness and we know she will give them many years of joy. We will be watching for more about her.
God Bless You,
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