In April 2015, Amanda and I adopted Sadie, an 25lb, 6 year old American Cocker Spaniel. She was an owner surrender from Western Massachusetts, and based on her temperament, physical appearance and the fact that she was unspayed, we speculate she may have been used for breeding. Welcoming her to our family has been an interesting, rewarding and challenging experience that started with frequent bites but now involves tons of love. Sadly, Sadie passed in November 2019. I miss her.