Yesterday, we said good-bye to our sweet, sweet Sadie.
Those of you who knew Sadie also knew how accident prone she was and that I didn’t expect her to make it past the age of 2 years.
She had a broken foot at a few months old when she was stepped on by a horse. She was run over by a horse and a car (our car in our driveway) and our tractor (nothing broken in any of those incidents). She had a shattered jaw when she was kicked in the head by a horse – yet she never lost her herding instinct and would get in way too close to their hind legs.
Her barking drove me crazy at times. She alerted us (by barking) when the horses played, ran or rolled. It was her job to keep order on the farm (in her mind anyway). As she lost her hearing, she didn’t bark so much. But still I feel the silence today.
Sadie loved everyone she met and welcomed visitors and friends alike. Everyone who met her commented on her sweet looks and sweet nature. If everyone treated people and other animals the way Sadie did the world would be a much more peaceful and wonderful place.
I am grateful to have had her in our lives for 12 1/2 years. And at the same time I feel like it wasn’t long enough.
There is a Collie shaped hole in my heart.