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wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

Keep thinking good thoughts for Sadie (read all 48 entries…)
travel thoughts...

I thought a lot about Sadie while we were traveling. She didn’t especially like to travel, but that didn’t stop her from being a great dog to travel with.

She would curl up in the back seat and be so quiet that you could forget she was there. She didn’t like it if the car rolled over those rumble strips on the road, though. Whenever that happened, she would stand up, groan, and turn around a few times before settling back down again.

I also took her on so many walks wherever we were staying. I always enjoyed walking with her in new places, and people were always stopping to give her a pet.

Another thing about Sadie was that we could leave her alone in a hotel room without worry. She was always perfectly quiet and never tore anything up or made any messes.

Sadie sure was a good dog. She traveled all over the US and Canada with us, from coast to coast.


mrsrad is reengaging with the working world

what a great companion

she was. Becca and Elbee will get there too. They’re still a little young and trying to figure everything out.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!

You're right!

Becca is already a perfect travel companion. Elbee is a handful, though. She can’t be left alone, as she will make lots of noise and tear things up. Also, it is just harder to walk two dogs than one. But they are good dogs, and I know Elbee will keep improving.

Some dogs are just like that, unfortunately.

I’ve heard, wren, that as a whole, most Dalmations need constant attention and can’t be left alone by themselves or they will tear things up and destroy furniture. (I know that Elbee is not dalmation. ;) ) It’s too bad that Becca’s presence doesn’t help her in this way.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!


I’m hoping she will calm down eventually!

I love stories of Sadie.

wren You'll not see nothing like the mighty wren!



Even though they make me feel a little sad.

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