Photo by my friend Maurica Anderson:  Although Sadie is no longer with us, her story is touching.  She was rescued from an abusive home while in a family way and brought to a local shelter where she had her pups and, eight weeks later,  was adopted by Maurica who gave her the perfect home.  Sadie and her new-found protector hiked everywhere together.   She looks so happy and self-assured in this photo.  Truly a happy ending!