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“Sadie Sees a Bunny”


Description from Karokat: This is a story pick - part of the ongoing adventures of my miniature long-haired dachshund, Sadie (yes, my icon is a picture of her). In most of these story picks, the Black Sardonyx represents Sadie.

Last week, right after it snowed just a tiny bit, I let Sadie out into the back yard. It was early in the morning and Sadie sniffed her way over the patio, past the trashcans, and under our low-hanging crape myrtle branches. She smelled the snow briefly, then suddenly she barked and shot across the yard as fast as her tiny, short legs would carry her - and then I saw that she was chasing a bunny. Around the yard they went, with Sadie just a few feet behind the bunny - around the big tree, under the dead forsythia vines, and around the bird bath, where they scared a few sparrows. Then they ran toward our old shed and I realized that Sadie was going to corner the bunny against our chain-link fence. I screamed, afraid that Sadie would actually catch the rabbit, but the clever bunny somehow sailed right through the fence, safely into our neighbor's yard, leaving Sadie standing there barking and confused. I heaved a sigh of relief and went over to look at the fence, because Mr. Bunny didn't look small enough to fit through one of those wire diamonds. Sure enough, there was a small tear in the fence, just big enough for the bunny to make it through. Sadie sat by the fence and waited for the bunny to come back and play until I convinced her that it would be more fun to go inside and help Daddy make cookies.


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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    You have some lovely stones in this pick. Glad Sadie had some fun and the bunny lived another day.

  2. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Thanks, Coral! It was a close call – I guess that bunny has the exact location of the hole in the fence memorized!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    Is that Sadie in your photo? If so that bunny must have been about as big as she is.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    GREAT story Coral! :-D
    Ahhh, the wonderful life of pets and wildlife! It can be quite interesting at times! ;-) Thank you for sharing!
    BTW; I love this pick!!

  5. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Yes, Coral, this is Sadie as my icon. She’s only a little bigger than the bunnies we usually see in our yard. But she’s fearless! She once went after a male pheasant that had wandered into our yard – and those things are MUCH bigger than Sadie. Fortunately the pheasant was able to flutter over the fence to escape the “vicious” dog.

  6. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Thanks, Sweet Chick. Glad you liked the story and the pick!

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    What a wonderful “Sadie story”! I just love your writing style and Sadie is simply adorable (of course!)!!! So glad you decided to share more of her fun adventures with us! :D

    Your pick perfectly illustrates your tale — or would that be “tail” — as in bunny! LOL ;) Sadie, the bunny, the wire fence, your home, the trees, the birds….so clever! :D

    Looking forward to more of The Adventures of Sadie the Wonder Dog! 8)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Oops! I called you Coral. 8O Please forgive my mistake! 8)

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    What a great story! Clever pick!

  10. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love the story, love the pick, and please leave the hole in the fence unrepaired. :)

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh yeah, and I think Sadie is just the cutest! I used to babysit (not dogsit) a red mini longhair and I know what kind of spunk they have. Have you seen the T-shirt that says, “my dachshund thinks he is a Doberman with short legs ” ?

  12. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Thanks, Lynn – glad you enjoyed it!

    And here’s another picture of Sadie – as you can see she’s filled out a bit. We’re all on a diet now that the holidays are over.


  13. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    No problem, Sweet Chick – it’s easy to get confused, looking at a string of comments.

  14. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    Thanks for the comments, NY Bella and Puppychick!

    Don’t worry, Puppychick, we’ll let the bunny keep his escape route. And yes, I’ve seen a similar saying on a bumpersticker, and I’m sure it’s true. Sadie barks at the two Great Danes across the street, so she probably does think she’s just a Doberman with short legs! Sadie’s only afraid of men, except for my husband and my chiropractor (who owns Sadie’s big dachshund friend, Oliver).

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Love the new photo of Sadie! Thanks so much for posting it for us! :D

    Our 10-pound toy poodle also thinks she is a large dog trapped in a little dog’s body!!! Such fun to watch her go up to the big dogs and bark or want to play! 8)

  16. Karokat
    Karokat says:

    It’s really funny to watch tiny dogs interact with large dogs, isn’t it Lynn? They don’t even look like the same species but they obviously understand each other. Is your Coco just 10 pounds? The picture I remember seeing of her made me think she was a little bigger than that. Sadie is supposed to weigh about 10 pounds – she’ll get there by spring unless she has to go on steroids for allergies again.

  17. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    What a great story and pick! Perfect choices! My favorite saying about little dogs is that the only thing small about them is their stature. They are HUGE in their hearts and minds!

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