No, not my Sadie. This is another Sadie, recently adopted by my friend Gail (Georgi's mom). Sadie is a very petite four year old border collie. Both she and Eddie needed a playmate who could help shape their play/socialization skills so Gail and I decided to introduce them, starting with a walk through Osborne Bay Park and along the beach.
While they still haven't quite made up their minds about each other, and had a couple of - um - little disagreements, over all it was a very good start.
Gail's Sadie loved the beach, fetching sticks, rolling in the mucky sand, even swimming in the ocean. Eddie mostly just meandered along - his first time off leash - checking in with me frequently just in case I happened to have any more treats in my pockets. He did go check out the spot where he stole my egg salad sandwich the other week...just in case he had missed a crumb.
Here's a few of my favourite pics from today:
|Throw it, mom, throw it!|
|Why won't it move?|
|Off Leash Eddie|
|Just mucking about|
|This is fun!|
|Sadie seeks the Squirrel|
A couple of hours later and Eddie was all tired out for the rest of the day. Sadie, however, went home and was soon ready to play fetch again.
Tune in next Thursday for the further adventures of Eddie and Sadie.