There’s a dog-sized hole in my heart.
Our lovely, crazy labradoodle, Sadie, had to be taken to the vet last Friday with sudden hip failure and there was only one option to take.
We are still coming to terms with her absence and probably will be, for the foreseeable future.
I was in the house on my own yesterday. That’s not been the case for over 14 years.
She was my shadow, sometimes admittedly due to her fondness for food, but mostly we were her pack and she liked to keep a watchful eye on as many of us as possible at all times. Doorways and staircases were frequent haunts.
I miss our walks already.
I find myself deliberately taking Sadie-approved routes round the village. (She’d become very particular over the last year!)
Nevertheless, we had some great hikes during Lockdown. They definitely helped keep me sane!
Rest in peace, Sadie girl