Our Sweet Sadie
(Kansas City, MO)
My sweet, sweet girl...we love you so much! Just yesterday you were running and playing, driving me crazy and stealing my spot on the couch every time I got up. How can you be gone? No reason, no explanation...just there by the bed, gone in your sleep. Everything is so empty without you, I miss you with every breath.
Thank you for every moment you shared with us, for never leaving the kids' sides when they were sick with the flu, for summers at the lake, for your warm body snuggled next to us in bed, for guarding the kids as they played in the yard, for every tear you licked from our faces and every snuggle you gave when one of us had a bad day.
The last four years of our lives were richer and so much more blessed with you in it. You were the best friend any family could ever ask for and we will miss you and love you forever!
We buried Sadie under the mulberry tree on my dad's farm, where every great dog rests in peace. May her spirit run free in Heaven, beside those precious dogs who have passed before her. She came to us a sad little stray that my husband rescued from a cop with a baton and a can of mace.
She ate our shoes, chewed our blinds, ran out the door every time she got a chance, and ate more crayons than you could imagine! She grew out of her puppy stage and became one of the smartest, most gentle and loyal creatures God ever placed on this earth.
We will never know why she passed away so young, but will be forever grateful for the joy she brought to our lives.
Rest in peace, sweet baby girl...we'll see you again in Heaven!