06/15/2003 - 02/08/2018
"Sadie" is the dog that started it all. She was everything I could have ever hoped for and more and has left a legacy far beyond anything I could have imagined. She was an absolutely outstanding individual who put her heart into everything she did. Sadie was my constant companion for 14.5 years and traveled all over North America at my side. She competed in flyball, disc, and dock dogs and earned her share of titles in the conformation ring, especially in the "Family" division where she and her daughter's Keepsake and Calliope were undefeated. Most importantly though she warmed my bed and saw me through all the "firsts" of adulthood such as my first job, first house, first degree, and first child. She was my "first" and there will never be another dog that will ever replace the important role she played in my life. I am so thankful that she has left me with so many of her lovely descendants and that every time I look at them I am able to see little pieces of her reflected back.