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Sadie and Lily go for a Ride

Sadie and Lily are back from their long hiatus. They enjoy few things more than taking a joy ride through the streets of Philadelphia. Here’s proof, once again!

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Cake!

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

Seriously Sadie!

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's Window

Sadie's Window

Sadie lives in her window several hours each day. We try to keep it smudge-free, but that is a difficult challenge since she really does enjoy that spot. Most of our neighbors will support our claim that Sadie attends to footsteps, car noises, and sudden thumps of all kinds from her window perch. She closely watches all of the people entering and leaving their homes in her line of sight. She has a keen ear for activities at the bus stop and local restaurant too. Her responses to these stimuli include her trademark low pitch grumble growl, her sharp “what do you think you are doing/who do you think you are walking by my house” bark, and what we call bark-fest.

Bark-fest occurs several times per day. The mail carrier is almost always on the receiving end of bark-fest. Only a vigorous morning playground¬† visit can prevent it. The folks who drop off restaurant fliers in our mail slot regularly get a dose of bark-fest. Most of all, our dog-walking friends enjoy Sadie’s bark-fest. Some of her friends will hop up on our stoop in the hopes that Sadie will come out just at that moment. And, every once in a while she does! Her best friend at the moment is Max, a two-year old cutie who is smaller than Sadie. He adores her and surprisingly, she likes him too! Through all of Sadie’s noisy and smudgy window behavior, Lily-the-Smoosh naps in her chair. MM & RY 2011

 

Lily, Blanket, Pillow and Chair

Lily, Blanket, Pillow and Chair

 

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Sadie is a clever girl. She has heightened senses and therefore barks a lot. She barks to let us know that she has heard a noise in the distance. We often doubt her, but over the years we have learned she is not random. She simply has superior hearing. Last night she heard thunder in the distance many seconds before we did. Like all dogs, she also has a superior sense of smell as well. For instance, she discovered this eggshell at Fairmount Park last week with her nose! It has since washed away in the rains of the past couple of days. In the mean time, Sadie has parked on the favorite chair, positioned to alert us to all that is new. MM & RY 2010

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Sadie and Lily are trying to stay cool, just like all the rest of Philadelphia’s human and pet populations! They enjoy lounging in front of the fan and sipping chilled water. However, due to their status as “young dogs,” they require a lot of exercise. Today was typical of the hottest days at the playground. Sadie and Lily played alone. They ran from shady spot to shady spot. They enjoyed a bit of forest wandering. Lily wallowed in a dirt hole behind the bench. Sadie chased a bird. Both of them cooled off in a post-playground bath.¬† MM & RY 2010

Sadie cools off in front of the fan

Lily finds shade on the playground

Lily cools off under the bench while Sadie plays peekaboo

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Sadie in the Back Yard

There is a lot of snow in Philadelphia. Sadie is looking quite tiny against the mounds on our back yard stoop. She enjoys it, yet she’s a little intimidated to be out in the cold without her forever pal, Lily at her side. The dogs are due for a Fairmount walk in a little while. In the meantime, they are soaking up some sunshine in a favorite sunny spot on the stair way landing. MM & RY 2010

Lounging on the Landing

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