So, I decided to start blogging about my pup, Sadie. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of corgi blogs out there, and wanted to get in on the action. Because I tend to tell anyone that will listen stories about Sadie, and shove pictures in their faces haha. Perhaps having a blog will be good, so that people that actually WANT to hear about Sadie will be able to come on here whenever they want, and get their dose of cuteness.
I’ll start with a little background on us. My name is Laurie, and Sadie and I just relocated to Long Island, NY from Boston, MA. I’m an editor/writer, and I am planning on going back to school to get a degree in Mental Health Counseling. I’m happy to be back in NY, and Sadie is enjoying it too. There’s lots of grass and time to play outdoors, which she loves. I was home every day until recently when I got a full-time job. Sadie hates when I leave her for work (and I hate it, too!). She always manages to guilt trip me by hanging her head and giving me the sad puppy dog eyes. It’s killer.
I rescued Sadie about three years ago, from a high-kill shelter in Tennessee. I found her on Petfinder.com. At the time, I wasn’t looking for a Corgi in particular, but I found her and fell in love. Who knows, maybe she found me! She was adorable, and I submitted an application right away. I spoke on the phone with her foster mom, and she said they could drive her up to me right away. I was so excited! The shelter had a relationship with another shelter in Rhode Island, and drove up dogs for adoption every weekend, dropping them off in RI, CT, and NH. (MA apparently has a law that you can’t do out of state adoptions this way, so I actually had to pick her up in NH.) I was very nervous, because I hadn’t met Sadie prior to the adoption, but from what her foster mom told me, she was a sweetheart. So I drove to NH, stopping at Wal-Mart first to pick up the essentials — a bed, food, some toys.
(This is the first picture I saw of Sadie, and the reason I fell in love!)
I was told to meet the adoption van at a park and ride in NH. Seemed slightly sketchy, but I was ready to get Sadie and start our life together! I got there, and there were a lot of other people picking up dogs, so that made me feel better about the whole situation. We had to go to the driver and tell them who we were there to pick up. Sadie’s name was Cory at the time, so I told the driver I was Cory’s new mom, and gave him her collar and leash. He went to the back of the van. I could hear lots of barking, and a few minutes later, out he came with little Cory. It was a lot like the Lion King, when they hold baby Simba up for everyone to see. All you could see was him holding out this scared little Corgi pup. You could tell she was very nervous, but I took her and walked her around a bit before we headed home. We got in the car, and she immediately went onto my lap. She looked up at me, and gave me a big kiss on the face. I knew we were a perfect match.
While I don’t fully know Sadie’s genetic make up, I do know she has some Corgi in her. I think she may be mixed with some kind of terrier, but I’m really not sure. She definitely has the Corgi ears and legs though! And she definitely has a Corgi personality. I am officially obsessed with Corgis now!!!
When I adopted Sadie, they estimated she was about 1-2 years old. I’m guessing she was a lot closer to 1, or even younger, because she grew a lot since I first got her. Sadie’s birthday is actually this upcoming Sunday, November 1! She will be 4 years old. I’ve always had pets growing up, both dogs and cats, but Sadie is the first pet that is truly mine. She relies on me, and I am her Mama. It’s a completely different feeling. One I never knew I could ever experience. I have no interest in having children. (Yes, I am only 27, but I’m pretty certain this won’t change.) However, I definitely feel that Sadie is my child. My little furbaby! I never thought I could love someone as much as I love Sadie. I would do anything for her. (This may explain why she is soooo spoiled. Haha.) She seriously has saved my life though.
I won’t get into it here too much, but I have battled with depression for most of my life. It has been debilitating at times, and I have hit rock bottom more than once. I can honestly say that Sadie has given me a reason to live. Everything I do is now about her, and she is why I wake up in the morning. And how can you not look at her beautiful face and smile? She means the world to me.
Well, I think that’s enough background for now. If you have any questions, please ask! I will probably “go back in time” for a few entries, just to share some special times with Sadie, until something fun and cute happens in the present day! I hope you enjoy our little blog.
Here are a few pics for you to enjoy! The first two are right after I adopted Sadie, and the third is a picture of the both of us!