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Hamilton's Sweet Sadie
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Hamilton's Sweet Sadie
January 3, 1993 - March 18, 2003

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"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary
than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan."

Irving Townsend, Separate Lifetimes. "The Once Again Prince"

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Sadie was my first dog.  We had family dogs but Sadie was the first to be just mine.  She was very sweet and mellow.  Everyone that met her loved her.  I got her from the Hennepin County Humane Society when she was about 8 weeks old.

She was trained in Utility and we even entered a few shows but she never qualified.  We still had a bit of polishing up to do.  She earned her Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) in AMBOR, ASCA, and UKC.  And she earned her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate.  She also passed the Therapy Dog International (TDI) exam twice but I never got around to sending in the paperwork.

Sadie is competed in agility in UKC and NADAC.  She is enjoyed herself at her pace.  She tried very hard.  She earned her UAGII title in UKC.  In NADAC she earned her Superior Novice Agility Certificate Veterans (S-NAC-V), Outstanding Novice Jumpers Certificate Veterans (O-NJC-V), and Outstanding Novice Gamblers Certificate Veterans (O-NGC-V).  We've tried USDAA but she didn't really like the tighter courses.

She was ready to take the Tracking Dog test.  We did 1 certification test but she missed the article by about a foot.  She really loved tracking.  She would literally scream in excitement from the back of the truck while I was out laying the track.

She earned her Flyball Master (FM) title in flyball.  She was pretty slow but she seemed to enjoy it.  Before she got bit by another dog on her team, she was very confident and could run in any position.  Being as sensitive as she was, she was never really quite the same afterwards.  She'd start getting her confidence back and a dog from the other team would chase her and we'd be back to square one.  But she (and I) kept it together enough to finish the required 5,000 points for her FM title.  After she earned her FM she was retired from flyball.  She still came with to tournaments to sucker treats out of people, get petted and support Copper.

I miss her very much.  She was my constant companion for 10 years.  She will forever be in my heart.

Sadie's Puppy Pictures
Sadie and Kittens Pictures
Sadie's Agility Pictures
Sadie's Show Record

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This was taken while we were waiting for a parade to start

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This was taken in Iowa at a flyball tournament

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Sadie watching squirrels out the window and sitting next to me at a show

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Sadie sitting on me at a friends house

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Trying to get a stand stay

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Much better - she's not happy about it though

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Sadie opening a Christmas present

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Another taken in Iowa

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