Sara and Sadie
This is a long time in coming – because by know most of you know we lost our beloved girls over a year and half a go – but I could not sit down and write this as I would end up in a corner bawling my eyes out.
Sara was the elder – and quite the little handful. Sara was our first foray into the pug life – she was very much going to be a part of our family whether you liked it or not. She had no interest in potty training – it is cold and I am not going out there – something that stayed with her all her life – the only time cold was accepted was if we said car ride or how about the park – then she was right there. Sam our Boston become her friend and the love of her life – she would hold tight to that rope or tug and Sam would shake the blazes out of her – but she would hang on like a trooper. Her second name came about because one of my kids started calling her Sara Lee and I did not think of her as a cake – so she became Sara Jane. Sam suddenly passed when she was 3 ¬and a half and my poor girl was beside herself in grief. At that point we made a decision to get our second pug – we picked Sadie Ann when she was 3 weeks old – learned to entertain herself - taught herself to come and go through the dog door and played like crazy and unlike her sister was pretty much potty trained by the time we got her . When Sadie was about 4 months old we made the big decision to start walking the girls at Kilcona. My nervousness about off leash disappeared very quickly – neither would go out of sight and just loved the walk through all seasons. Over the years you would see the 2 of them walking Sadie way out front and Sara bringing up the rear – making sure everyone was together. Unfortunately Sara was diagnosed with mast cell and ended up with a couple of surgeries – the last one where a lump was removed on her ankle and a nerve had been damaged in the surgery – so her walks became shorter and then we purchased a cart for her to move around with. The best part of their trips to the park started to come when there younger kids at the park – so you would see the 2 of them make a bee-line right to the kids sit down and waited until the lovin’ started – they would have sat there for hours and let the kids pet and love them.
Unfortunately through a series of falls Sara lost the use of everything and was in horrible pain – so we made the painful decision. That left us with Sadie and she had a rough spring – extensive dental surgery followed by a painful intestinal infection with which she was well under way of recovering by the time Sara passed – then just short of 2 weeks later she become quite lethargic and the tests came back with some serious stuff with her liver – and 36 hours later our girl took the decision into her own paws and crossed the Rainbow Bridge to join her sister.
In memory of our girls and the legacy of love the girls left us – we have since gotten our 2 puggers – Oliver and Gracie.