Friday, February 18, 2011

Who rescued whom?

I’ve been having a rough time lately. Just typical life stuff and stress. When I was talking about it with a friend yesterday, I mentioned how all I want to do is snuggle with Sadie. This is usually my go-to de-stressor. Corgis make excellent cuddlers, and Sadie in particular loves to snuggle. The night after I adopted Sadie, I called my friend crying. I was worried I was adopting a dog for the wrong reasons. I was scared I couldn’t do it. That I’d be a bad dog momma. At the time, I had just moved into my own apartment, so it was just me and Sadie. I hoped a dog would keep me company. I was worried I thought a dog might fix all my problems, but instead just give me new ones to worry about. My friend reassured me, and luckily I got over those fears. Sadie became my best friend.

Sadie was the first pet that is truly mine. She depends on me. She loves me. I can see it in her eyes. That may sound insane, but it’s true. Like when we’re at the dog park, and she scans the crowd for me. She looks scared if she can’t find me at first, but when she finally sees me, her eyes light up, and she comes bounding over to me. It makes me smile every time.

Every time I come home, she shakes her little nub like crazy and jumps up and down. What human will ever be this excited to see me??? And when we get into bed at night, she wants to be as close to me as possible. I cannot imagine what my life would be like without her. I probably would have been a lot worse off in Boston if I didn’t adopt her. She is the best little girl in the world, and I love her with my entire heart.

Yes, Sadie is a rescue dog, but truth be told, she’s the one that rescued me. And I will be eternally grateful for that. I didn’t post anything about Valentine’s Day. I am not a fan of the holiday. But I wanted to post this to express my love for Sadie. She will always be my Valentine, and she will always be my little girl. Thank you, Sadie, for rescuing me.

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17 comments:

  1. aww this is so sweet. I am so glad you found each other!! :)

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  2. awww, very sweet. *tear* :-)..I never understood the love between dogs and people before I got Bailey, and now her and Cali are my world.

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  3. This is the sweetest thing I have ever read. I love you both so much.

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  4. Our Mama says she definitely understands what you mean. We are actually emotional support animals for her and we help treat her depression and anxiety! In fact our Mama is not even on meds now and is doing really well. Can you believe that dogs and cats can be the best medicine???

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  5. Oh yeah and by the way, if you look on our blog today, we've passed an award/meme on to you!

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  6. Such a sweet story, I'm so glad you guys met!

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  7. Sweet thoughts. Corgis are the best fur babies around. I have had 4 of them. Two (Billy and Yancy) have crossed the rainbow bridge. Pete and Bella are alive and take very good care of their mommy.

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  8. You rescued each other and that is the way it was always meant to be.

    Happy Weekend!

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  9. It's amazing how much a dog can enrich your life. Stanley & Charlie are the loves of my life and my life is definitely richer with them in it so I totally can relate with this post.

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  10. What a sweet post!

    Your pal, Pip

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  11. Now that was just so sweet. You rescued each other that is what you did. My little Chancy loves to cuddle and he panics if he can't see me so I understand totally what you are saying. I so enjoyed this wonderful post. Hugs and nose kisses

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  12. This is a very sweet post dedicated to Sadie. :)

    Woofs,
    Pepsi

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  13. So sweet... I think this is very common of people who find their hearts stolen by a pup (or a corgi). I'm floating that same boat right now with Luna - she's my love.

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  14. too sweet. :) we are too lucky to have such loving dogs

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  15. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! I am so happy I found Sadie :) And I am also so happy to be able to share my life with Sadie with all of you!!

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  16. Laurie - such a cute story! I'm a sworn corgi lover too, after adopting Jack a few months ago.
    I love that Sadie has her own blog, too!

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