The day Sadie was born, her people took one look at her and exclaimed, “Runt!”
Now, there are advantages to being a runt – like getting to dine in one of Port Townsend’s premier restaurants via pocket. Sadie liked the food so much she summoned the chef to her table with a big-dog sized bark. It turns out that the chef was from the country of her ancestors (Switzerland) and he exclaimed “customers can wait!” as he showered her with kisses.
Within days of moving in with her forever family, she went on her first hike. She took turns riding in her human’s pocket and hopping behind them on the trail. Such was her routine during her first few weeks. Hiking is truly all she has known since she was weaned!
Sadie has spent most of her life defying the label “runt”. She has hiked Mt. Walker several times and up every mountain that her humans dared to tread. She didn’t even stop after a nasty yellowjacket sting left her temporarily paralyzed and caused her to be MediVac’d out of the backcountry in the arms of her humans.
Sadie has hiked thousands of miles in her good, 16-year life. Although she is taking it easy now, she regularly recounts her harrowing adventures with her friends around the table with a glass of wine (for the humans of course).
Do you enjoy reading about other adventureweiners? Send me your weiner dog’s adventure story at the email posted on the contact page and you just might see it posted here.