How Dogs Win Friends and Change Attitudes

| 2/20/2015 2:52:00 PM

SadieMost people choose their dog, Sadie chose me. You might say she converted me. Sadie left this world last week, but her impact on my life will forever remain. In honor of her life I’m posting this story I wrote about how she came to be ours several years ago. May her story help make you a better person too so that her positive influence will live on.


Sadie’s story:

My husband and I recently moved to a farm. It didn’t take long for farm stereotypes like, “all farms have a dog,” to encroach. Being a clean person, my dog would not: shed, bark, dig, chew, absolutely not jump, and, of course, be intelligent. A stuffed Chinese breed; perfect. While enjoying the lack of responsibility my lifeless breed offered, a large hairy thing began hanging around. “If we ignore it and don’t feed it, it will go away,” I declared.


While I maintained strict control over “don’t feed it,” the “ignore it” part of my plan quickly began to falter. My first indication came when one of our horse boarders darted around the corner hollering, “Come on, Sadie!”

2/24/2015 8:21:33 AM

Funny. Thanks for the laugh. I like mutts too! Sadie was a mutt and a pretty one too. Mosie (our other dog) is a mutt too and she is also beautiful. Another rescue, this time off the side of our road. I also told her story...

2/23/2015 12:01:07 PM

Is it bad to admit that I generally like dogs better than humans? In both cases I think I am more drawn to mutts.

2/23/2015 8:32:16 AM

Thank you. She was indeed a big hairy loveable girl. She is greatly missed. Thank you for taking the time to read her story.