This past Friday was a terrible day for our family. Our beloved dog Sadie was hit by a car in front of our house. We had left that morning for a fun activity in Germantown and had left Sadie outside because we had workers coming to our house. I purposely put my phone in my diaper bag so I would totally focus on the kids and didn't check in for majority of the morning. When I finally grabbed it to take a picture I saw 6 missed calls and 2 voice mails. David had called 4 times and my heart just dropped. When I called him back he was on the way to the Vet with Sadie. Our interior decorator had come back from getting something at the store and saw a bunch of people crowded around something in front of our house and it was Sadie. Our neighbor saw it happen and said she was hit very hard. David took her to our Vet and they worked on her for about 2 hours. They then called and said she was still fighting and we needed to take her to an ICU Emergency Vet Hospital. I drove to the Vet to pick her up and transport her there. It was a terrible 20 minute drive. I could hear her struggling in the back of my car and honestly didn't know if I would make it to the hospital before she passed away. We did make it and they quickly assessed her and let me know what all was wrong. There was a lot of internal bleeding and damage especially to her lungs. She also had a fractured pelvis. She wouldn't recover from her injuries so we had to say goodbye. We miss her terribly and are completely heartbroken. We still have no idea how she got out of the gate. Everything looks just right so it doesn't make sense how she escaped.
This is the moment before we said goodbye.
Below are some pictures of our sweet girl. We had her for 8.5 years. She was David's 1 year anniversary present to me. I had been broken into my senior year of college so I was afraid to stay alone in our home so he thought she would help. Man did she help...she was a guard dog through and through. I felt so safe with her around.
She was always so sweet and protective of our children. She was amazing with them. Gentle and loving and let them do whatever they wanted to her without even flinching. She especially had a special bond with Austin. All the baby pictures are with Austin.
I have always said she was one of my saving grace's after Forrest died. She would stay by my side with her head on the couch or bed as I weeped and mourned. She never left my side when I needed her the most.
She had the biggest tongue. We always laughed at how big her tongue was.
Sadie Highlander Spence...you truly were the best dog. You were hyper, terrible on a leash, ate most everything in the backyard but you were the best. You loved us so well and showed us that everyday. You will be missed terribly!