It took me a few months, but I finally found a responsible breeder that only had three left and they were yellow. A color my husband had never owned. One was a female, a preference of my husbands. I took a look at the dogs, and this female was quite the little spit-fire. A personality all her own already at a young age, she was tormenting her siblings and then running away as if to say "HA - catch me if you can!" I gave the breeder a deposit to hold the puppy for me. Now the only thing to do was convince my husband to get another dog.
I managed to convince Bill to just "look" at the puppy. It took a while, but reluctantly, he finally gave in. I think it was for the main purpose of getting me to leave him alone about it, but whatever the reason I'm glad he went.
He looked at the puppies, not saying much and i pointed out the female. He remarked at her coloring - she looked white with yellow markings. The tips of her ears looked as if someone had dipped her in Yellow Lab as well as a strip on her back.
Next, as he was watching her, she was "attacking" a weed. Biting it, yipping at it, pouncing on it and running around it in circles. Then she would start all over again. She was entertaining herself. Bill reached down to pet her and she immediately took the submissive position, belly up. He rubbed her belly, looked at me and said "Lets take her home". Mission accomplished.
Sadie has been a ray of sunshine in our lives from day one. She has filled us with so much joy and unconditional love we can't imagine life without her. The amazing thing is that she shows qualities of Ebony and Dillon (the chocolate lab) as well as qualities of her own. Its as if we were meant to have her.
We have our share of experiences with Sadie that will always be memorable just because she never fails to amaze us with her personality. I would like to share one of those moments with you.
the following story was written 5 years ago and t is the story that I submitted for The Gage Project and will be submitting to the MasterKoda writing contest for unpublished manuscripts. Please, enjoy!