Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve

Well, it's New Year's Eve already, a time to reflect on the past year. What better way than to tell you about a special book we got on Christmas Eve this year.

Leah wrote it and put it together. It's a book about someone that many of you may remember; it's about Sadie, our cocker spaniel who my family had before I came to live with them. I was born in the middle of July and Sadie went to Rainbow Bridge at the end of July.

Motch called her Say-Say Luv and said she was the most gentle and patient dog she ever knew. Sadie was Leah's best friend. Fig liked her a lot, too, because she never snapped at Fig, even when Fig was a psychotic puppy. And of course Tad liked Sadie, because by the time he met her, she was very old and spent most of her time sleeping, so he was never afraid of her.

This is the first page of the book. Page after page shows pictures of Sadie and our family. Leah included the tribute she wrote to Sadie about how much she loved her. Some of you from DWB are quoted in the book, because you brought a lot of comfort to Leah and my family during this sad time.
We got a memorial stone that marks the spot where Sadie is buried.

She is in our yard, right under a tree. I never knew her, but I like to think that we would have been best friends if we had met. If you look closely, you can see me standing in the background. I never go potty in this spot.

On Christmas morning, Leah gave us another book. This is a book about ME and my first month living with Motch and PA! This book brought alot of smiles to my family.

I'm so glad that I got to come and live here. I know that I will never replace Sadie, but I will stand right beside her in the hearts of all of my family.


Ruby Bleu said...

What cool prezzies!!! It's a great way to remember Sadie!!! And a book about you!!! Wow!!! You are so important!!!

Have a happy new year!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Mack said...

Sounds like Sadie was one special little girl. That was so sweet of Leah to make those.
Happy New Years to you and your family,

Ozzie, Rocky and Lola said...

Happy New Year Petra! You are sure to bring lots of smiles and fond memories to your family in the coming years!
Ozzie & Rocky

Little Buster said...

What a cute puppy you are. I'm sure Sadie was a great dog. You have big paws to fill. Happy New Year!

Peanut said...

Those are lovely lovely christmas presents

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is a very special book featuring Sadie!!
Happy New Year to you!

Big Sloppy Kisses,
Gus and Louie

Joe Stains said...

Those books look pawesome! We are sure having you to make the family smile has helped a lot. We cant help but smile when we see you! Happy New Year!

Luckie Girl said...

All the memories will be kept and remembered with that so very thoughtful pressie from Massah in Law.

Frasier said...

Thats a cool book.
We love having you here,Petra !

Asta said...

That is such a lovely twibute to Sadie that youw pawents did!
I don't think we evew weplace someone. we just cawwy on the love !!! and you'we doing a gweat job of that!!
I'm so glad you'we my fwiend
smoochie kisses

Stella said...

Oh, Petra.

I'm crying happy tears for you. You've got yourself adopted into the best family. They're lucky you chose them.

My girl says Sadie is part of your loveline (not the radio program with Dr. Drew). Because they loved Sadie so well, they were ready for you when you came along. I have a brother dale & a sissy dale (Bert & Rosie) who are part of my loveline, and I love to hear stories about them. All kinds of funny photos of them are around the house too.

Your big sissy, Leah, sure did love that Sadie, and I can tell she loves you too, girlie. Give her, Motch, Pa, Massah, Figgles, and Tadman all kissies from me. K?

Goob love & kissies for you,

2shibas said...

What a beautiful present for Motch and a testament to your whole family's love for Sadie.

We didn't know your cousins Tad and Fig when Sadie passed, so this was all news to us. We want to send big hugs and kisses to every one of you, especially Massah-in-Law. We'll never forget her tribute, and we know Sadie won't either.

Wiley & Fievel

Ferndoggle said...

What a fantastic family you've found Petra! We know Sadie will live in their hearts forever and she is watching over you too. She's probably watching over all of us.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

leah said...


Asta said...

hope you'we having a lovely day!! Awe you playing with Fig and TAd???I wish I had a bwuvvew!
smoochie kisses

Simba said...

That is just beautiful! What a great memorial of Sadie. You are a wonderful new addition to the family and will bring great new adventures for years to come!



Lorenza said...

Hi, Petra!
Happy New Year to you and all your family!
Those are great presents! The book about Sadie sure brings good memories to you family.
And your own book too!
You family is great, I am sure you know that!
Have a good night