Sadie Turns Three

One day we started talking,
On a walk out by a lake,
Should we get a dog?
Is this a task we can undertake?

It can’t be that hard,
Let them out to pee and poo,
Fill their bowl with water,
And some healthy doggie food

We waited with anticipation,
For our puppy to arrive,
We knew we’d call her Sadie,
And soon she was by our side

Baby Sadie

"Come In Close For the Good Stuff, Mama."

Now by our side we always find her,
A “velcro dog” through and through,
Do you have to use the bathroom?
Well, Sadie’s coming too!

"Wait Fo' Meee!"

Raising puppy Sadie wasn’t easy,
Casualties were designer pumps and a coffee table,
But ask us if we can imagine life without her,
And we’ll tell you we’re not able

Three, Oh... Is the Magic Number. Yeah it is!

Today she turns three years old,
She now has some white fur on her chin,
But every day we wake up with this dog,
We know an adventure is about to begin

"I'm Part Fish!"

"You Don't Have to Say It. I Know I Look Good."

Her energy level is unsurpassed,
Not even the Energizer Bunny can compete,
She’s a crazy nut-job doggie,
Generous with kisses and fast on her feet


She likes to cuddle up at night,
And waits for us to tuck her into bed,
Sometimes she thinks our pillowsโ€ฆ
Are meant for her head

"What Are You Waiting For, Guys? Get in Here!"


Sadie loves her toys,
And thinks that you should too,
She’ll bring them to you one by one,
Until you throw one across the room

She can sit, stay, shake and lie down,
Even fetch a ball or two,
But bring that ball right back?
Well now the joke’s on you!

"See That Ball There? Go On... Pick it Up..."

"Muhahaha! I Don't Think So!"

Sadie is a true comedian,
And makes us laugh with her antics,
She runs into glass doors,
And chases laser pointers, feeling frantic

"I Love to Smile. Smiling is My Favorite."

She also senses when you’re sad,
And cuddles up real close,
Placing her front paws on your shoulders,
Reaching up on her tip toes

"A Hug Would Look Great on You!"

A hug from Sadie is like nothing else,
She makes us smile every day,
This dog has captured our hearts,
In an undeniable way

"Shake What Yo' Mama Gave Ya!"

A Little Love for My Love

Happy 3rd Birthday to Sadie!


  1. mel says

    this whole poem reminded me of my choc lab!! she is never two feet behind my hubby or myself. haha. I love you more than anything.!! happy b day Sadie.


  2. Gillian Young says

    Happy Birthday Sadie! She is soo cute as a puppy!! And now of course! So nice to see your history together ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Natalia@ The Health Script says

    Happy Birthday, Sadie!
    These pictures are all so precious but my absolute favorite is the 3rd one! I wish they could stay puppies forever!

    Also, I just wanted to share that I take more pictures of my dog than anything else, which is saying a lot since us food bloggers take lots of pictures of our food ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. says

    Sadie sounds just like my pups. Well one of them at least! We have a pointer (fast like sadie) and a chubby golden retriever (slow like a slug). Happy Birthday Sadie!


  5. Laurie says

    Aw, Julie, that was a wonderful birthday tribute (poem) to Sadie! Love all the pictures! You can tell she is so special to you and Ryan! Have a great birthday Sadie!


  6. Casey says

    This is so sweet, Julie! Happy birthday to Sadie. ๐Ÿ™‚ My dog Riley barges into the bathroom while I’m busy in there and just rests his head on my legs and stares at me. It’s bizarre but I think it’s pretty cute, haha.


  7. says

    You know you adore your dog when…you write poems and songs about them! Sometime I will have to share the “I wanna be a padoodle” song written about our standard poodle, Chip (sung to the tune of “I wanna be a Producer” from the Producers). ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy birthday, Sadie–that’s one lucky pooch!


  8. says

    Your poem is AWESOME- you have such a talent!
    I love that picture of Sadie’s little nose- she’s so cute ๐Ÿ˜€
    Oh, just an fyi- I ran to Publix on my lunch break today & guess what’s BOGO– Alternative Bagels!! woohoo! Thought you might like to know ๐Ÿ˜‰


  9. Jessica says

    Happy birthday Sadie! I literally was tearing up a little at the end. This was such a cute little ode to Sadie. I’ve always preferred cats but for some reason, Sadie’s little grin definitely wins points in the doggie world for me!


  10. says

    This made me cry.

    Oh Animal-love, you never cease to amaze me.

    When I lived with my parents I had 2 cats & a dog that I loved to pieces. 2 of them are still alive. Sadly, my first cat I ever had passed away 6+ years ago.. but I love all three of them so much.

    Then Tyler (my fiance) and I moved out and we decided to get a kitten since we both worked and were gone 9+ hours every day. The enormous amount of love I feel towards Pebbles our cat is insane! I think it’s really special “owning” (or having a furchild, a saying I prefer! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) with your fiance/boyfriend/husband… it really made Tyler and I feel like we were a complete little family. This past Christmas, we added a second kitten (Emma) to our family, so Pebbles has a friend… and surprise surprise, my mama heart grew to love her just as much as I love Pebbles!

    I can’t imagine coming home after work to an empty house… seeing their cute little furball faces when I walk through the door makes my heart burst with love.

    Eventually when I can go part-time we plan on getting a black or chocolate lab…. I can’t wait for that day!


  11. says

    That was freaking adorable! Happy Bday Sadie! I love the dog pictures you get when they sniff the camera. They make me laugh hysterically. I have one of my dog Chelsea just like that and I keep it at my desk at work for when I need a little laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Carolyn says

    Awww!! What a sweet poem! You’re such a great writer! I adore your puppy and wish her a fantastic birthday! She’s a Vizla, right? I’m a Pre-Vet student away at college and miss having critters around so much! Thanks for always having such cute pictures!


  13. Lorraine says

    Happy Birthday Sadie! Loved your poem. We have a five year old vizsla who sounds just like Sadie! We love him with all our hearts!


  14. caryn says

    is it too creepy to say that i love sadie even though i’ve never met her?! lol she makes the best faces i’ve ever seen! i hope her birthday was fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. says

    Happy Birthday Sadie!!
    I swear she seems half human sometimes! When i moved out of home, i had to part with two dogs and two cats… they seriously make up a huge part of your life and contribute so much to it!


  16. Lana says

    You had me in tears, Julie! We lost Heidi, our 4 year old vizsla, to lymphoma this past summer. Sadie looks so much like Heidi in these pictures, it’s crazy! Brought back a lot of amazing memories. I can tell you and Ryan are great owners. Aren’t vizslas a breed of their own? We’ll never get another type of dog ๐Ÿ™‚



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