Sadie is trying out a new hair color for the new year. I told her that red might be a little drastic and might not go well with her tail, but Sadie wanted to try something bright and bold. She really enjoyed her new look for a few hours, but got annoyed when her flowing red locks kept getting into her food. Sadie is glad she didn’t make any permanent changes and can just put her red wig back on when she’s in the mood for a change again.
Sadie is starting another relaxing staycation today! Unfortunately, cruise lines still refuse to realize that Sadie would be the cutest passenger ever, so she can’t come on a cruise with me. This time my family and I will be gone for a 12 day Caribbean cruise which happens to coincide with my 31st birthday. I don’t like that I’ll be missing my favorite family member during my birthday celebration, but who could say no to a birthday cruise? So Sadie will be in charge of the house while I’m gone, helping out our family friend who will be house sitting. On the blog I’ve got some random cuteness scheduled to post, so don’t worry, you’ll still get your Sadie fix while I’m away!
Sadie and I were hanging out on the deck this weekend, enjoying the brisk Fall air and the colorful leaves. Quite a few of the beautiful leaves found their way onto our deck and I thought it would be a shame just to throw away something so pretty. That’s when I decided to make Sadie a Fall leaf necklace. I collected some of the prettiest leaves that had long stems. Then I tied the stems onto Sadie’s collar. Sadie seemed to enjoy looking pretty in her fancy necklace. But eventually my knots came undone in the wind and pieces of Sadie’s necklace scattered in all directions. It was a beautifully festive fashion accessory while it lasted.
It’s officially that time of year here in NJ when the sandals must be put away and the socks come out to stay. Sadie is pretty happy about this change in the weather, as you can see by the big grin on her face. She doesn’t actually enjoy wearing socks herself, although she humors me by keeping them on for a while. Sadie is actually smiling about the perfectly comfortable Fall temperatures. Since she’s always wearing a fur coat, it’s way too hot in Summer. But Sadie is a little sensitive to the cold and doesn’t like Winter temperatures too much either. So Fall is the best time of year for Sadie. While I’m mourning the loss of my sandals and grumbling about putting on socks all the time, Sadie is loving nature.
Today is the Day of the Dead, the traditional Mexican holiday where you honor the spirits of those you have lost. Sadie and I love the cool skull decorations associated with this holiday, but what we love even more is the spirit of the holiday – honoring the memory of friends and family. It’s the perfect day to make time to visit the cemetery and remember your loved ones. Or sit at home and look at old photos or tell family stories at the dinner table. Make sure that those you love, whether they’re still around or have moved on, know that you still care and are thinking about them.