Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sadie's Saga

In the beginning Daffy and Charlie decided to have a family together at Countryside Kennels in Madison,S.D. On Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 , Daffy gave birth to the litter from which a very special puppy to me would come to be. The thought of becoming a dog owner began late last summer. So began the search for the "Right" one. For a while I tried to put the need down. Trying to convince myself that it wouldn't be a beneficial decision. Reasoning away why it wasn't something I should do. In February, being stuck inside with some not so nice weather, the puppy looking began again. Found some possibilities in all four directions from central Iowa, but with them already being 9 weeks or so old already, not knowing when the weather would be conducive to retrieve them. The goal for a Spring puppy was set. Locating Sadie using the website Puppyfind.com it worked out just great to make our initial visit on our way to another commitment. The excitement of becoming the owner of a sweet puppy came to a fever pitch come May 15th. After a restless early morning I headed out the drive at 5:25 A.M. to make my way up I-35 north to I-90 west. Stopping at one of my favorite Rest Stops, just a beautiful location overlooking the West Branch of the Des Moines River. The headwaters of one of our major rivers here in the State of Iowa. The arrangement was made to meet Dorothy Sanborn at the Pilot Travel Center off N. Cliff. Ave.,in Sioux Falls, SD. , since she had a trip into town that day making my leg of the trip a little bit shorter. Our transfer concluded,I was back on the road with Sadie by 12:33P.M., reaching home about 5:15 P.M.. Almost a 12 hour day for the total trip. So begins the continuing story of"Lady's Timber Life Sadie"...

6 comments:

Windyridge said...

Looking forward to the saga! Good luck!

CDGardens said...

Windyridge- Thanks! We have had a lot of fun and a few mishaps.

We certainly have a long ways to go. I'm up to the challenge I believe. ;)

Kristine said...

Yay! Sadie's home! I like her name too.

Now we can have lots of cute puppy pictures.

CDGardens said...

kristine- She definitely will be the focus of a lot of attention.

Like you said "LOTs of cute puppy pictures." ;)

The Hunter's Wife said...

I can't wait to see all the cute puppy pictures.

SimplyOutdoors said...

I'm looking forward to all the dog stories as well. Having a dog is a great way to enrich a life, while at the same time providing for some frustration and honest to goodness comic relief.