Sadie and Lily are committed to food. Birthdays and other celebrations are high on their list of fun times. They are working this situation hard to get a bit of the fabulous Italian Rum cake on the corner of the counter. It’s from our favorite bakery in Philly. It is fair to say that the bakery is a favorite of Sadie and Lily too. The candles are vintage.
MM & RY 2012
Lily sits in disbelief at the antics of Sadie the Squirt
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Lazy Sunday Morning in Fairmount, January 2012
Sadie and Lily often nap in a pile on their favorite chair, covered by their favorite blanket. Lily is watching the street. Sadie is snoozing. Both are resting for the playground visit that is planned for the afternoon. MM & RY 2012
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Sadie and her sidekick Lily enjoy snuggling up in the loftiest, fluffiest blankets and pillows they can find. Here is Sadie breaking a rule by resting on a pillow. Lily is near by.
MM and RY 2012
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Another season of Terror behind the Walls has concluded at Eastern State Penitentiary. Soon the porta-potties, extra trash cans, entrance gates, and “ghost bus” stops will be removed from the perimeter of the prison. Sadie and Lily are both fascinated with the event as well as terrorized by it every year. During the evenings they can hear the music and people through the wall, especially when the crowds are heavy close to Halloween. In the morning, if they are lucky, someone will have dropped a morsel of food on the sidewalk.
During the Terror behind the wall season, Sadie becomes a Warrior Poodle at night. She runs out ahead of Lily to check out whether or not the line to get in the event is long. She watches people walking to see whether or not they are joining the line. She investigates everyone who gathers in group, either up close and personal or from a distance, to see if they are going to get in a car, enter a restaurant, or visit a neighbor. She is especially suspicious of the event workers who dress up in costumes and rush at the people waiting in line. She barks at them under her breath and always looks for Lily to see if she is afraid or relaxed.
Sadie’s warrior heart is hard humorous because she takes her protective duties towards the family very seriously despite her slight size.
MM & RY 2011
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Sadie contemplates next move from her hiding place under the throw.
Sadie, of Sadie and Lily, has a large vocabulary. It suits her since she is a vocal dog. She may be small in stature but she never misses an opportunity for her voice to be heard. Here’s the rundown:
Go Sadie Go *runs real fast, especially up the stairs*
Go home Sadie *darts down the block to our stoop and waits for door to open, Lily lags behind*
Wait Sadie *stops and retreats*
icccckkkkkk *considers NOT eating something she is sniffing*
Off *jumps off furniture and jumps back on again, as if it was the most fun a dog could have on earth*
Mine *Sadie yawns to pretend that she is ok giving up on a toy, rawhide, or nugget of food*
Sit Sadie *Sadie sits!*
Let’s Go Sadie *Sadie trots with you to the next destination*
Up *Sadie has permission to hop on the bed, chair or sofa and does so in an instant*
Right Now *Sadie must come immediately because she is lost in the forest, thick bushes, or some other place more interesting than her walk route*
MM & RY 2011
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Sadie and Lily have started today in full throttle. They have been chasing each other through the house hoping for a treat, toy, rawhide, or outdoor activity. Sadie already enjoyed an egg. They have shredded a toy and left it on deck for future playful activity. Lily is angling for a coveted can of food. She nudges the can with her nose since it is on an open shelf near her food station. Sadie is currently playing possum. She likes to pretend that nothing much will interest her by fake-napping on the sofa or on Lily’s chair. The nano-second that we make a move for the door or kitchen Sadie will present herself as Ready-To-Go. Lily will carefully study Sadie the squirt. If it looks like Sadie is on to something big, like a car ride or extra tasty treat, Lily is in. Otherwise, she will not be bothered to lift her head from her resting position. MM & RY 2011
Sadie Playing Possum
Lily keeps an eye on Sadie
Toy on deck
Lily wants the can
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Sadie and Lily love to play at a place we call the playground. It’s a corner of Fairmount Park that has been taken over by dogs in the mornings and afternoons near the Art Museum in Philadelphia. Today we were mostly on our own. Lily enjoyed thrashing on the dirt. Sadie investigated all of the smells and scouted out our route. At times Lily, our stubborn boxer, decided she did not want to go. Everyone had a great time because spring is in the air. Here are some photos of our walk. MM & RY 2011
Sadie the scout
Lily lounging; sometimes we call her Lily the Lounge Lizard
Sadie is on Nose Alert
Sadie and Lily run to greet Max
Lily rolls it out
Sadie investigates paper in the forest
Lily refusing to walk home - typical!
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