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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