In memory of my sister’s sweet pup Sari, who had to be euthanized today after a long illness. These pictures are from 2009, Sari was sleeping on my mom’s bed. In the first picture I angled the camera so the picture of my sister hanging on the wall was looking over her pup. The picture below is my favorite of her, she seems so happy in her sleep, and look at those wonderful ears. She was a real sweetheart, she even got to meet Ellie one time when my sister came to visit us in Portland, I saw her for the last time this summer when I was in Atlanta.
Rest in peace little one.
Sari with ears on full alert as she rests on her dog bed.
Sari didn’t have the easiest start to her life but then she was trained to be a service dog that could detect when a diabetic’s blood sugar was getting low, which is how she came into my sister’s life. These days she’s retired from service work and the sweet tail-less pup enjoys walks and belly rubs. Although she lives far away in Georgia, she got to meet Ellie a few years ago when my sister visited us in Portland.
When Sari is around, you have to spell walk instead of saying it, her ears are on alert for the magic word.
Sari pants after getting back from a walk by the Chattahoochee River on a hot summer day. She rolled over for one last belly rub before I started my trip back home to Portland.
I haven’t seen Sari in years, she could barely contain her excitement at the reunion.