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Birthday Puppies

As some of you may know, my first dog was a Golden Retriever named Addie. When she was a year old we found out that she had been born with undeveloped kidneys, and she was given a five year life span by vets. She never made it to her fourth birthday. 

I was devastated, and never thought I would love another dog like I did Addie. Fast forward to winter of my freshman year in college, when I got a text message out of the blue from my sister. It had a photo of a Golden Retriever puppy and said, "This is your dog!!!!" I called my family crying tears of happiness, and in a week I met Sadie when she came home with us in December of 2010. Four years later, I can't imagine my family's life without her.

Yesterday, October 16, Miss Sadie turned 4! In honor of her birthday, here are some photos of her from when we first got her up until the present.

Warning: blog post may contain unreasonable amounts of cuteness.

 Sadie when we first got her, December 2010

 Being a puppy in New England during the winters can be ruff.

Sadie, Christmas 2011 (I take an annual Santa hat photo!)

Sadie 2012- how can you resist those eyes?!

Sadie, June 2013 - yes, my dog will do just about anything for a cookie.

Sadie on July 4th, 2013.

Sadie, fall 2014.
Right now we are dogsitting another Golden for a family friend, and get this- not only did I drive Penny from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts to get her to the family (above photo), but she and Sadie have the exact same birthday!

So naturally, a birthday photo had to happen.

The birthday princesses themselves

 Not ready for their closeup

Happy birthday to my favorite fluffball! Mama loves you Sadie!


  1. Pictures of Sadie are the best way to start my day. Just sayin'!

  2. Sadie is so cute!:)
    Happy Friday!

  3. Adorable! I had a Golden growing up and they are the best dogs in the world. Enjoy your time with Sadie! I cherish the memories I have with my Golden every single day.


  4. This is absolutely adorable post! I love how you respected your sweet baby, Addie.

  5. I can't handle all of the cuteness! I'm pretty sure I've been scrolling through this for about ten minutes now. I have always wanted a Golden Retriever and they are absolutely my favorite dog so I was freaking out over these pictures!! Happy Birthday to your little baby girl!


  6. Thank you so much! They really are the best dogs :) I'd recommend them to anyone!

  7. Thank you! I still miss Addie, she was a 1 in a million dog. Sadie may not be as smart, but she's healthy (sometimes a little too healthy... we had to put her on a diet!)

  8. Thank you!! They are seriously the best dogs :)