It's time for more Sadie pictures.
We're having a slight problem with turning her loose in the pasture when we go on our daily walks. Our neighbor dog, Buddy, always had a morning run with Mandy when she was alive, and if we turn Sadie loose, he takes her for a run. I allowed her to go with him a couple of times, since they are back in the woods and, hopefully, safe from any traffic. However, Buddy runs SO far, we have no idea where they are when they're out of sight. Eventually they split up and, after much frantic calling, Sadie returns to us.
The other day we were finished with our walk, but still no Sadie. We came back to the house and Buddy was here, but not Sadie. That scared me. I returned to the pasture where my dog came running up to me, panting. But that was the last straw.
One day I locked Buddy in Mandy's old pen before we walked, which worked out beautifully. But Buddy's no fool, and he's not about to let me put him in there again. If I'm in the vicinity of the pen, he won't come near me.
Sadie is so hyper, she really needs the outdoor exercise. But right now, I don't know what else to do except keep her on a leash when we walk (she hates that) or just leave her behind.
The reason I'm so terrified at the two dogs running together is that, according to a witness to Mandy's accident, she and Buddy were wrestling and chasing one another across the highway when the car hit her.
I can't stand to go through that again, especially so soon.
On a side note: Wouldn't you know it? Now that my diet report day is past, I'm three pounds lighter. Geesh.