Everything About Her

I love everything about her.


I love her scrawny, wiggly little body.

I love the way she sighs when she’s frustrated.

I love the way she stands at the top of our bed at nighttime, waiting for us to lift up the sheets so she can dive underneath.


I love her for teaching me to appreciate the little things in life more often.

I love that simply saying the word “walk” brings the most intense joy to her face.

I love that she smiles.


I love how cuddling her makes all of my worries and sadness fade away.

I love that she actually knows how to hug.


I love watching her relationship with Ryan.

sadie 019


dog eating turkey

bulls fan

I love how she can barely contain her excitement when I walk through the door… even if I’ve only been gone for five minutes.

I love how she gets “huffy” and pseudo-barks when she sees something that upsets her.

I love her nibble kisses.

I love how she immediately acts like she’s dying if you start babying her because you think she hurt herself.


I love that there is not an evil bone in her body… unless a stick is involved.


I love that she made it nearly impossible for me and Ryan to take a quality engagement photo of ourselves with the self timer in our backyard.

engagement photo with dog

I love that she has no concept of personal space.


I love that whenever Ryan and I talk about getting rid of some of Sadie’s toys we never do because she honestly plays with all of them.


I love when her jowls get caught in her teeth.

I love that her yawns are the most dramatic thing in the entire world.


I love that she can look like an old man one second…

old man sadie

And an adorable little puppy the next…


I love that she loves peanut butter just as much as I do.

peanut butter dog

And I even love her ass grass.

Questions of the Morning

  • What do you love most about your pet?
  • No pet? What is one thing you love about animals?


  1. says

    I swear my dog is me in puppy form. She is just as ditsy and clumsy as me. :) I love when I’m following her into the next room and she gets so excited that I’m coming with her. She starts to walk sideways and looks back at me, continuing on her random path… until she runs into a wall and/or door. But just keeps on walking, completely oblivious to her klutziness. Its the funniest thing. I couldn’t imagine life without her!
    Love this post Julie! I totally relate. :)


  2. Colleen says

    Yes! Ass grass was my favorite!

    I love dogs so much. Funny story actually:

    One time my boyfriend and I were driving and I saw a woman walking her *extremely adorable* dog on the side walk. I said “Awwwww babyyyyy” (in this annoying voice I do ONLY when I see dogs) and my boyfriend said “I like to you were saying that about the dog and NOT about her baby.” To that I said, “She had a baby?!” Apparently the woman was also pushing a stroller and her child was walking along next to her! I didn’t even notice!

    I suppose that makes me quite the dog person!


  3. says

    Great post! Almost brought a tear to my eye! People that love their pets totally agree…it’s all the little things that add up and make them so special in our lives!

    I couldn’t imagine a day without my morning hug from Mack. I ask him every morning before he eats if I can “have my morning hug”. He wiggles over, wags his tail, and let’s me squeeze him. As much as he probably hates it, he knows that I love it, and he puts up with it every morning. He’s good like that :)


  4. says

    Aw, it’s amazing how much love we feel for our little buddies! My cat is old, fat, and diabetic but he’s the most loving, cuddly man in the world! He tries to squeeze himself next to you on the couch, but he totally doesn’t fit :)


  5. Jenny says

    I agree with the one about being so excited to see you, no matter how long you’ve been gone (even if it’s just running back inside right after you left because you forgot something). I also love his kisses & how enthusiastic he is to have you play ANYTHING with him! Pets are the best!


  6. says

    This is SO cute! I’m glad to see that I’m not the only person so in love with my dog. :) My hubby always says that I’m obsessed with our dog, Diesel. I love so many of these…but my favorite is when Diesel’s jowls get caught in his teeth and he looks so goofy.


  7. says

    I’m a cat person and our pics of Saddie always make me want a dog!

    I love that my cat thinks she’s a dog and when I get home from work she comes running to the down meowing and then hops up on the back of the couch to get some lovin’ !


  8. Ashlie says

    Aww Julie, I’ve been reading your blog since March and liked it so much that I went back and read every. single. archived post. You got me eating healthy and have truely cahnged my life. But this is my favorite post of all.

    I smiled, laughed and teared up as I read this as if I knew Sadie personally (because you do a great job describing her personality on the blog). I’ve got a little doggie girl myself and she brings us more joy than anything else every single day. Thanks for writing this post Julie…I really really love it!


  9. Rafaela says

    That’s so adorable! Sadie is suuuch a cutie! I have lived with animals of all kinds my entire life and I love them just as much as my mom does. We have 2 dogs at the moment (Puppy, a 13 year-old cocker spaniel and Vicky, a 7 year-old half blood border collie) and it is amazing how animals can brighten even our darkest days!
    I simply adore how loud Puppy snores and her cute baby face, even though she is already an old lady… and I love the fact that Vicky sticks religiously to the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” (everyday, when it’s close to 5am, she barks in a special way as if she was saying “hey! wake up.. it’s breakfast time, and we’ll have APPLES!” haha she loves it and she must have at least one a day)…

    The more I know dogs the more I think they actually understand everything we’re saying (and are even more intelligent than us)!

    Btw, I really like your blog and think it is very inspirational :) Big hug directly from Brazil! haha


  10. Stephanie says

    I am leaving my dog Bradley for 2 weeks on Monday for the first time EVER! (Ok, I only had him for a year but I cannot remember life without him sometimes lol) How did you handle being away from Saddie? I am honestly have anxiety about it and I am going to Italy- I should be excited! Please help..:(


  11. Jessica Corbin says

    Sadie is seriously super cute, I cannot say it enough! Makes me want a new dog or kitten.

    My beloved cat, Millie, died last October…I cannot believe its been almost a year. I wish I was not the one to find her, but I was. Still hard to this day…but she knew when I was crying, she would come up and jump for me to hold her. Loved her belly rubbed, loved cheese and looooooved tuna…

    She would always talk back to me and would always be there for me. She would nudge me when I did and meow insanely when I came through the door. I miss her so very much, brings tears to my eyes writing this!

    RIP Millie!


  12. says

    Sadie is the cutest! I’m so thankful y’all found her quickly and that she was alright! This post is so sweet. Its amazing how much y’all love your little girl. I completely understand that love! All the dogs I’ve ever had, and now the boyman’s dog just get so dear to your heart so quickly. I can’t stand being away from her while I’m at work! She does the “so excited I can’t hold in my pee” thing too. Definitely trying to get her to stop that haha!


  13. Heather B says

    You’re so sweet, Julie! Wait until you have a baby! It’s the feelings you described times 100!! You’ll be a great mom. Sadie makes me want a vizla so bad. I need a running buddy :)


  14. Erica says

    Aww what a sweet post. I’m getting all teary here! Even if Sadie can’t read (wait, can she?) I’m sure she felt all the love in this post! One of my favorite things about our chocolate lab, Vernon, is how he acts after he’s done something bad (this is not endearing to anyone else, mind you). If I take a stern tone and say, “Vernon, did you do this?”, he immediately plops on his back with his paws bend up at his chest and closes his eyes. I’ll admit (guiltily) that I sometimes bring on this behavior even when he’s not misbehaving because it’s funny.


  15. says

    Omg, after reading your first post and reading this one I got teary too! And I’m at work!

    I love when Edie’s jowls get stuck in her teeth too! So funny.

    PS-I had a dream you came to visit me (even though I don’t know you) and we had a lot of fun. You were super nice! I must have read your blog before I went to bed. Ha ha!


  16. Beth says

    I have a chihuahua…yes I’m that girl. I swear she doesn’t have sweaters, though.

    CoCo squints at people. At first we thought she just couldn’t see well, but now we laugh and say that she’s “judging” people.

    She also will wait all day to eat until I come home. It has to be on a soft space (the couch, carpet, etc.) and someone has to be watching her. It cracks me up.


  17. Nicole says

    Oh gosh, this was so beautiful!!! Thank you for writing this, Julie. I love people who love their pets!

    My very favorite things about our dog are his kind heart, his sense of humor, and his gentle, loving spirit. I know that sounds absolutely stupid, but it’s true.


  18. says

    Sometimes when Charlie (a 9-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) looks up at us, his mouth is a little crooked — reminds us of Elvis! Charlie has the best facial expressions, too


  19. jen says

    This post made me laugh & cry! I love the Sadiemeister! I’ve got a whole menagerie of animals (2 horses, 1 dog, 3 cats, 1 goldfish) but I’ll just say what my favorite thing is about one of my cats. I just graduated from a physician assistant program, which was an extremely arduous experience. The first couple months I would go to school 8 hours a day & study until midnight, then get up & study for an hour or two before school started. I was so stressed & afraid that I wasn’t going to make it through the program, I’d fail, etc. My kitty would lie on the back of the recliner every night as I studied & stay up with me. When I was near tears, he’d reach his paw down & squeeze my shoulder! It was the sweetest, dearest thing.


  20. says

    I love this! I went back and read your “ass grass” post holy cow funny.

    Actually the thing I love most about my pet is that I have one :). She is sitting in my lap right now. I had to put down my bff kitty Roxy last year in July. She was 14 years old and it was just that time. So we spent a year animal-less and it was hard. I’ve ALWAYS had pets in my house.

    So we spent time finding the right little munchkin and we found her. We named her Cleo and she is a 12 week old kitten that is pretty much our entertainment every night with her antics. I loved this post!


  21. Ashley says

    I loved this post! A week ago we saw a vizsla at a fundraiser for the Humane Society and I have been trying to convince my husband to get one ever since! Sadie just looks so lovable. This post was helpful in showing hubby how cute and fun this breed is. :]


  22. says

    LOVE this post! You have put it in a nutshell how I feel about our animals (we have 2 dogs and a cat). They each have their own personality and I love them SO much! Thanks for sharing!! :)


  23. says

    Ah! I feel the same way about my little princess doggie! I can’t imagine my life without her!!! I’m so glad that your scare this morning turned out okay!
    I wish I could photograph my dog as well as you do! Tia just won’t sit still for me!


  24. Nicola says

    This is such a cute post. Omg I could go on forever about the things I love about my dog. I have a labrador, Bonnie and she is 12 now. I hate seeing her get old, but she is still as cute as ever. I love the looks she gives when she wants food – so full of hope haha, and I love how when there’s food around, she tries to be really subtle that she is keeping such a close eye on it, then as soon as someone’s hand goes near the plate, her head shoots up.

    I love all her little positions she gets into when she’s sleeping and how when her water bowl is empty she stands at it waiting for someone to come with water. So many things…….


  25. Debbie says

    Hey just to say that i love this post and your blog in general, i have been reading/lurking for a few weeks now…ur always so upbeat and positive in ur posts and i love sadie, she is so cute. she reminds me of my dog, although he never tried pb, but i’m sure he would have lapped it up!
    keep up the great posts


  26. Gina @ Will Run for Cupcakes says

    This post may be my most favorite ever! There is nothing better than the unconditional love of your four legged child. Yes, I call my dog my child :)


  27. says

    Our dog Mason is really sick right now. He has to spend 4 weeks in his crate with only 30 minutes a day for bathroom breaks. I really hope he gets better …. he has the same spunk and energy that Sadie has and I’m not sure if our other dog Coco (his sister) could handle life without him. Please keep Mason in your thoughts….


    • Danielle says

      Wishing Mason a quick recovery. If Coco wants to try putting a bed for her next to the crate. She may want to be close to him.


  28. Danielle says

    OMG I had to check out ass grass and I’m still laughing. If you thought that was bad my Chewy has a knack for eating my hair. My long hair. And often needs help when he needs to go potty.

    There is not enough room to list all I love about my pets. But here are a few:
    Chewy, the way he kisses me when I cry.
    Bella, the way she crawles up my chest and rests her head under my chin.
    Oliver, the way he enjoys life, a very happy go-lucky guy.


  29. says

    !!! I love this post so much. The amazing thing about dogs is that the relationship we have with them is so universal. Your post made my heart ache for my Max, who we had to put down after ten awesome years last June. There is just something so special about pets, even when hilarious/gross things like ass grass occur. :)


  30. Alison says

    What a heartwarming post! I have a 5 lb tiny toy poodle named Lily and love so many things about her…

    I love how she shakes her green bunny stuffed animal to let me know that she’s hungry.

    I love how she “purrs” (really!) whenever I cradle her and rub her belly.

    I love how she barks at every single person on the street and thinks she’s 10 times her size.

    I love how she paws my foot to let me know she wants to be held.

    I love how she snuggles with me and cheers me up with doggy kisses.

    I love her!!!! :)



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