Monday, April 04, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Sadie!

You came to us about a year and a half ago, Miss Sadie, and you've been keeping us on our toes ever since. We were thinking about getting a puppy, but your special situation forced us to make a decision quicker than we planned.

I think most people would say that the puppy years are over after 2, but apparently labs have a longer puppy-hood than most breeds. Even so, I can see you maturing in the way you carry yourself and the way you interact with our family. We still have a long way to go in greeting new people *calmly* and approaching other dogs without making them feel anxious.

I'm so glad that you and Lachlan will be able to grow up together. You are gentle with both kids and watch them closely, especially when we are playing outside. Lachlan loves to feed you and take you for walks and especially to set you free from your kennel. Kenley gets so excited to see you and waves her arms like crazy - then usually cries when you leave the area.

Bill gives you a hard time, but he loves it when you slowly creep up until you are sitting up on his lap - all 50 lbs.

We love you, in spite of all the hole-digging, couch-sitting, wire-chewing and craziness you bring to the party. Good girl, Sadie.

Ha! I had forgotten all about the Story of the Frog until I went back looking for photos in my blog archives.

Sadie and the Snow

(p.s. Lachlan suggested we have a robot party for you, but I convinced him that you'd enjoy a new toy more).


  1. What a nice story. So happy she has settled in with your family. Labs can be a challenge at first but they make great pets for kids & everyone. Happy Birthday Sadie! So happy we got to meet you last summer.

  2. LOVE that bottom photo!!! :)