This is Sadie.
She was picked up by animal control and taken to the the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce Counties when her family moved away without her. She's a 1 year old pit bull mix, and the sweetest dog I've ever met. She is potty trained and walks so well on a leash. She doesn't know many basic commands yet, but she is a very polite dog. She doesn't jump up on people or bark or run around like crazy. This girl is a lover.
Roxy had a similar story. Her family couldn't take her when they moved, so they dropped her off at the Kitsap Humane Society. With both of them, we knew right away that they were ours. Those two are soul sisters. Both are snuggly companion animals who want nothing more than to be by your side. They just need some time to overcome their differences in species lol.
We decided to adopt Sadie because I've been struggling a lot lately with anxiety, and the most recent medication I tried gave me really severe depression. My doctor took me off of that after a really bad week and I felt a lot better, but it was a pretty eye opening experience. I realized I needed to do whatever I can to take care of myself. Ryan is a huge comfort to me, but he can't be with me 24/7. Sometimes he's at work when I'm in desperate need of comfort snuggles. That's where Sadie comes in.
Sadie and I... we need each other. She was abandoned. I'll be here to give her the love, reassurance, and stability she needs. At the same time, she will be here to give me the comfort I need while I work with a psychiatrist to find the right combination of medicine to manage my GAD.
She already helps so much with the boys. They used to demand so much attention from me all the time, but now Sadie has taken over that burden for me. They love to snuggle and play with her, and she loves the attention they give her, even as she's trying to recover from being spayed.
The boys adore her, and so do Ryan and I. Welcome to the family, Sadie!
P.S. - People have varying opinions on pit bulls. Personally, I've always admired them and am proud to finally own one. Here is an interesting article about the history of pit bulls.