Since Mama OC is sleeping a lot lately and probably won’t notice, and since I, Dott, have taken over as Alpha corgi here in Corgi Country, I have decided to honor Mr. Mango’s request in our last post's comments, to also share some things about our Auntie Sadie.
(1) Hi, everyone! My name is Sadie aka. Silly Sadie, Shady Sadie Lady, or AOL (This is what they call me in OC’s hearing and refers to the fact that I am pitch black and it’s hard to take a picture of me… hence Absence Of Light.)
(2) I am about 7 years old and was a rescued dog. (This picture was from 2 days after I came here about 6 years ago. I was pretty thin.) Grammy had just lost her old “Shadow” who took the Bridge at 17 years old. She had gotten him when he wasn’t even two months old, and really missed him.
He was a Border Collie/Shepherd mix. She had also trained a black Border Collie when she was in High School that she really loved, and she said I looked a lot like them.
(3) I was totally thrilled to be rescued into a home that loves their dogs like Grammy and Papa love us, but OC, who had loved Shadow, and had recently been hurt and couldn’t do her “herding of the goats” job, got really jealous of me spending time with Grammy and “That young whipper snapper taking MY job!!!...” Corgis have LONG memories, and she has never gotten over that time… :(
(4) I am VERY SMART (like most Border Collies, I’m told) and learn things very quickly… sometimes just by watching without any formal training! I learned to bring things to Grammy, herd the goats (when we had them) and the horses, and do tricks that Grammy teaches the corgis.
I also learned to be a gentle, loving Auntie to the corgi pups. (BG & Dott when they were pups, and the new pups, Gimli, Mercy & Pip, now.)
(5) I will admit that sometimes I get a kick out of “being especially nice” to OC (the old biddie) by going up to her, licking her face and smiling at Grammy, while OC grumbles and fusses and Dott keeps a close eye to see that a fight doesn’t start.… :)
(6) Now that OC can’t go out running with us very often (not at all this past winter) I get to play with Grammy when we go out on runs and that is like heaven to me! I just get so thrilled that they say I “get goofy” and “monkey tail” all over the place.
(7) I really DO try to stay out of fights and run to get behind Grammy whenever one starts now-a-days. I do tend to warn them and then defend myself, some, when one or more of the corgis (especially OC) starts gnawing on my legs during the middle of a fight.
Thank you, Mr. Mango, for asking about me so that Her Highness, Dott, allowed me to tell a little about myself, too!