Even though Sadie spends her afternoons romping around with her cousin at my in-laws’ house (so as to keep her occupied while I work with students), I still refer to her as the official Music Therapy Connections studio mascot. After all, my students know her and ask about her all the time, plus she’s my constant companion as I blog away and plan music therapy sessions. Sadie even makes a star appearance in one of my songs.
So how do we plan to celebrate the big 2? This is one spoiled pup to begin with, which means we’ll have to outdo ourselves today. Sadie’s favorite treat is a peanut butter-filled Kong, and today she’ll get an upgrade from the mini to the full-sized version. My little girl is growing up!
Sadie is still a bit hyper, which is why I keep her out of the way of students as they come and go. But I can’t wait for the day she calms down and can handle a little more interaction every once in a while. I know a few kids who look forward to that day, as well :)
If you see this dog today, please wish her happy birthday!
That is one cute puppy! Happy Birthday, Sadie:)
Our dog, Moka turned 4 this month. He has learned to really relax the last two years and now he actually can be at the studio with the kids.
It’s pretty great when that happens. You’ll LOVE it!
Thanks, Susan! That’s so good to know about Moka – I’m sure the kids love him! I can’t WAIT for Sadie to get to that point :)
Ed wants to know if you’ve also been tracing her paws and marking her height on the wall.
VERY funny, Ed! There’s nothing wrong with treating your puppy like your own child…so there!
Happy birthday Sadie! Ask your mommy to send you to R.E.A.D. therapy school when you are ready. You would be an awesome help to students. You and your mom would make a great team!!!! Don’t worry if you are a little hyper, some of the most amazing humans I know are a little bit hyper too! (P.S. If you ever worry about being a little hyper, read “Walter’s Tail” and you’ll realize it is just part of what makes you so special!)
Now THAT would be awesome…for Sadie, me, and my kiddos! Sadie says “Yes please!” and thanks you for the reassurance about her hyperactivity :D
I treat my “puppy” (she’s 6) like my child, and she’s been known to wear a birthday hat in December. :) I love how a couple pictures show Sadie “smiling” with her teeth showing. She’s a golden, right? They’re fabulous dogs. Yay for our four-legged family members!
I knew there were others like me! ;) Sadie’s teeth are always showing, thanks to her cute underbite. It’s her defining characteristic! And yes, she’s a golden…the sweetest pup despite her hyper personality. Yay, dog mommies!