Saturday, February 7, 2009

Gotcha Day!

It was 8 years ago when Sadie became a part of our family! She was just about two months old on her Gotcha Day back in 2001.
As I've said before, she was rescued from a puppy mill type operation in January 2001 in Nebraska where my mom was living at the time. Sadie even was in the local news!
Soon after the court hearing allowing the rescued huskies to be adopted, another puppy mill raid filled up the humane society causing all but two of the huskies to be sent to other humane societies and rescue shelters throughout the region. One husky puppy went to a shelter employee and Sadie came to live with us!
Sadie loves to travel, go to the beach, go on hikes and she always guards her food and water bowl from the cats! She doesn't care for cuddling much, doesn't give kisses and hates to have her feet touched. Ever since she was a puppy, she squeals to no end when any woman with long blond hair tries to touch her. Thankfully I do not have blond hair!
We're very thankful to have Sadie in our family!

30 comments:

Duni said...

I really enjoyed reading more about Sadie's background. I'm so glad she found a wonderful home with you. She must have had a bad experience with a woman, who happened to have long blond hair! Sammy, my cat is very frightened of small children.

Furkidsmom said...

Happy Gotcha Day Sadie. We're glad you found your forever home!!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Nancy said...

Sadie is a peach, you are lucky to have each other for sure!

Casbah Kitten said...

How lucky she is to have found such a great forever home! I wish more animals were as fortunate.

Daisy said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sadie! I am very glad you found such a wonderful Forever home.

TiLT said...

Sadie is such a sweetie - and so lucky to have you as her "mommy" :)

Tulip's Talking said...

I too am thankful for the beautifilled Ms. Sadie that her Mommy does not have long blonde hair! Poor puppy, to a life I would trade for...

Love y'all

~Lily

moxylyn said...

I love this post! **LOVE IT** I wish there were more rescue stories and less about puppy mills. All 3 of my girls were rescues. Dogs are suppose to be mans best friend. Happy Gotcha Day Sadie!

storybeader said...

She's adorable! Looks like she has glasses on... and really looks like a wolf, though I'm a city girl, actually, so what do I know!

agoodwitchtoo said...

Sadie is beautiful! What a cute pup she was! I just want to love on her.

This would require I cute my hair and/or dye it. It would be totally worth it!

Mishkat said...

Happy Gotcha Day! I love this story - and thanks so much for rescuing Sadie.

Those puppy photos are truly adorable :).

FurbabiesGrandma said...

Sadie I can't believe it has been 8 years ago when I first picked you up at the humane society. Everyone there looking for a pet was jealous. One thing you did from the beginning that you have never stopped was your thinking you are a lap dog. You have the best home ever.

Meghann said...

YAY for Sadie! Yay for you! So happy for all of you - everyone wins and they all lived happily ever after :)

The Army of Four said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sadie! What a great homecoming story!!!
Love,
Ammy

Lux said...

Wishing you a Happy Gotcha Day, Sadie. Those pictures of you are wonderful - you're such a pretty girl.

myminimocs said...

what a GREAT story Sharla - and Sadie is one lucky pup to be part of your family and i know you feel the same about her!!!

tahtimbo said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sadie. You are one lucky pup! I'm glad you were able to find such a good home:)

Tink said...

Sadie is such a beauty. I'm glad she (an her brothers/sisters) was saved. She has a loving forever home with you. :)

Beadin By The Sea said...

I love stories with happy endings. I admire you for all your work to save animals and raise awareness about puppy mills. I'll have to write about my cat's gotcha day in the Fall. I love my adopted pet too and I wouldn't trade him for anything!

renovia said...

Really great story! I have forgotten Stoli's Birthday before but not his gotcha day! That's special!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Sadie looks so cute! Gerard would like to get a husky some day, but I just don't think we have enough room for one. Sadie looks very happy to have found you!

Michelle said...

Awe, Sadie is so cute, and very lucky to have such a loving family to care for her!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

What a cool story!

bananaicecream said...

Well hello Cutie!! All of my dogs have been rescues aswell, and i couldn't be more happyier to have them in my life. Puppy is 17 and wants nothing more than to sit in my lap. Jenny who is 2, is like a stubborn teenage who pretends she doesn't like cuddles, but look out when she lets her guard down :)

Meghann said...

I gave you a blog award! See my post at http://meglittlestudio.blogspot.com/2009/02/sweet-saturday-ive-received-blog-award.html

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

What a beautie Sadie is!

NICO Designs said...

You make me miss the days when I could cuddle with furbabies. But since I want to live and not die of suffocation, I will live the thrill of pet ownership through you and the girls.

MySweetThree said...

YAY! for Sadie to be rescued! And so happy that she has such a loving home with you!

Shinade said...

Happy gotcha' day Sadie. I am so glad that you were saved.

Those places are just awful. It makes me so sad!

Your story is very interesting and I am so glad that you got so lucky to have your current parents.

Because we too get to enjoy you!:-)

The Island Cats said...

Happy Gotcha Day, Sadie...belatedly! You sure are a purrty woofie! And we're glad you have a furever home now!