Home for the Holidays


Written by guest blogger Sadie

Mom took me for a car ride! I love car rides, but I had no idea how long the ride would be. I was so excited I didn’t sleep the whole way!

It turns out, we went to visit Grandma! Grandma had visited me in the summertime, but I’d never been to her house before. She lives in a faraway place called Southern Illinois.

Sadie and Uncle Marc
Sadie and Uncle Marc

When I got to Grandma’s house, there were a couple of dogs outside to greet me. They were friendly, but I was on a leash and they weren’t, so that’s no fun.

I went into Grandma’s house and met Sugar. Sugar is a nice dog that’s a lot like me but twice as big. That didn’t bother me, though. She’s nice but didn’t want to play. Grandma was nervous that Sugar and I wouldn’t get along, but I knew we’d be the best of friends.

Exhausted after the long trip

The next day was Thanksgiving! I don’t remember having Thanksgiving before; I’m sure I would have remembered something that made the house smell so good! Mom wouldn’t let me have most of the Thanksgiving, but she did give me a few pieces. It tasted like turkey. Yum!

Sylvia and Uncle Danny
Sylvia and Uncle Danny

Uncle Marc was there. I’d met him before at my house. He’s really nice and takes me for walks. He even feeds me when Mom’s not looking. Uncle Danny and his wife Sylvia came to visit too, and lots of other people I’d never met before.

Being at Grandma’s house was fun and different, but I’ll admit I was also a little nervous. I get a little scared in new places, and I didn’t want my mom to leave. I tried to follow her around everywhere and look extra sad so she’d take me with her. She didn’t always take me with her when she was going somewhere, but I never had to go into a crate, and I still got to sleep with Mom at night, so all in all, it was a nice time.


The next day, Mom took me to the Humane Society where she adopted me. I saw the nice lady who had taken care of me before, and I was so excited! But I remembered the smell of the place, and I was afraid Mom was going to leave me there. As much as I like visiting people, I couldn’t wait to leave!

Sugar, Sadie, and Uncle Marc
Sugar, Sadie, and Uncle Marc

Most of the time at Grandma’s was just laying around. But there are always people visiting Grandma, so I got lots of attention. I really enjoyed seeing cousin Kaiden again too. He’s really nice like my brother Alex, and loves to cuddle.

Grandma and Kaiden

I really liked visiting Grandma for Thanksgiving, but I’m glad to be home.

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