I’m always up for a good challenge. Accepted. This week we are finding all of the things that made Sadie happy. She loved her sunspots. If you know anything about Oregon, you know that when a sun shines, you enjoy it for all it is worth.
We said goodbye to Sadie on Friday. It was a very sad and emotional day for Megan. I’ll go back through and pull some memory photos for her, but I at least wanted to show one of the photos we took Friday morning.
My daughter has a pair of antique Italian greyhounds. Sadie will be 14 next month and Caleb is nearing 16. When Megan adopted them, they were both over 25 lbs and their weight should be about 12 and 14 lbs. Megan has worked through weight loss, luxating patellas and grand mal seizures with Sadie.
All that life has thrown at them, both good and bad, is beginning to take it’s toll on Sadie.
She needs a little white light her direction tonight.
I have to be the luckiest mom around. I know I am the luckiest mom around. I have such great joy looking at the photos from the two sessions I did on Sunday with both of my daughters. I am so proud of both of them. They have grown up to be such delightful, amazing young women.
I taught them and they listened to me when I talked about loving and caring for their pets for life. Both girls have senior pets along with all of the trials that go along with senior pets. They get it. They also picked partners in life that get it too. I am so thankful for both of the young men that they have chosen.
This is Sadie and Caleb and my almost grand daughter Olivia.
When Megan took Sadie and Caleb in, their owner had just died. Both of the dogs were extremely obese, like more than double their normal weight. Megan worked with them and got the weight off, but it certainly took it’s toll on the dogs. Sadie suffers from grand mal seizures and arthritis. Caleb is having some real balance issues.
My oldest daughter has two Italian greyhounds, Sadie and Caleb. They are both senior dogs now, Sadie is 12 suffering from arthritis and Caleb is 15, can’t see, can’t hear and nearly toothless. Despite the problems of old age both dogs seem very happy and get around in their apartment quite well.
We went up today to take some pictures. My daughter and her significant other have this fabulous corner apartment on the third story of a major street in Portland.
We were having a grand time taking photos when we heard a loud crash. Megan ran to the window, looked down and called out to Karen, “we have to go, you’re a nurse”.
The three of them ran out the door and I stayed up in the window with my camera. Apparently the Toyota ran a red light and was hit by the city bus. Fortunately, the driver was buckled and her two kids in the back seat were in car seats.
Karen’s nursing instincts kicked in as she talked to the little girl and they waited for the fire department to arrive.
It felt like forever, but when I looked at the time stamp on my photos, they had arrived in less than three minutes. I watched as they extricated the little girl, the little boy and broke out the windshield for the mom to get out. Nobody was hurt, not in the car and not on the bus.
Everybody returned to the apartment, we took the family pose and Karen and I were on our merry way back home.