Sorry - I haven't blogged about Sadie since last June. You see, Sadie got very sick at the end of last May. I thought that we were going to lose her last summer. It was one of the worst summers of my life, until this summer. The summer of 2011 is not that I will soon forget.
After her "retirement" from Maricopa Medical Center, Sadie was getting restless to get back to work. Ann, from the Maricopa Medical Center left and was hired by Hospice of the Valley. She got the perfect job in being one of the Pet Therapy coordinators. The first thing was to call us and ask Sadie to come out of retirement and for the two of us to be a "pet therapy" team for them.
We agreed and found ourselves volunteering once a month at Huger Mercy Living Center.
See volunteered there for almost 2 years but it wasn't the same as Maricopa Medical Center and her kids. At this point, she cared more about chasing the birds in the courtyard then visiting the people in their rooms.
Last May (2010) we were playing Frisbee (her favorite game) when, while she was running hard for the Frisbee, she suddenly stopped and came up lame. I will NEVER forget the look she gave me when she turned around! I knew that she was seriously hurt, I just know how "hurt" she really was.