Sunday, March 12, 2017

March ~ Celebrating Sadie


March is always a time to celebrate

here at Hyacinths for the Soul.

It's the month that our sweet

 Sadie Mercedes came to live with us.

When we adopted her on March 10, 2012,

our life was immediately filled with a new joy.

Here we are getting to know each other that first week.

She arrived a shy little girl,

having been left at the Austin Humane Society

by previous owners who for some reason 

could no longer care for her, her brother, and her parents.

Luckily for us, Wee Rescue

rescued her from the Austin Humane Society

and fostered her until we showed up at a 

Saturday Wee Rescue Meet and Greet.

It was love at first sight!

Sadie loves her toys and brings them

to us when she wants to play.  

She likes us to throw them for her to retrieve.

Then she brings them back and wants to play tug of war.

A girl after my heart, her favorite toy 

is her Courtly Check bone.

Sometimes she gets a bit mischievous and pulls

things out of the closet wanting to play.  

I'm always finding socks scattered about upstairs.

Sadie has the sweetest disposition, loves to snuggle,

and is always right where we are.

And this girl loves to eat!

Thanks, Wee Rescue!

Our hearts are full of gratitude 

as we celebrate five years!

I'm pleased to announce the winner of the 

MacKenzie-Childs Green Flower Market Vase is
  Bonnie @ Living With Thanksgiving.


Bonnie, please send me an email so we can get

this pretty vase to you for those spring bouquets. 

Look for the Traveling Totes to return June 1st

with new adventures and a new give away.



The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. Sarah,
    Such sweet eyes looking up at you... She has good taste in toys. :)


  2. So dear!!! She looks just like our rescue Simon! Have fun!!!

  3. Sarah, What a sweet little girl you have! So glad you took her in and I know she couldn't be happier with her home!

  4. I thought we were the only ones to give our dogs middle names...Milo James and Layla Louise! They fit. Your Sadie is so darn cute. I can see her personality just in these photos! Hard to remember life before these sweet souls came into our lives!

    Have a great week, Sarah!

    Jane x

  5. Sweet photos of your darling girl. I think she fell on her feet when she found you. X

  6. Sadie has the sweetest face! We miss having a dog but will probably wait until Joe retires :-). Congratulations to your winner Bonnie. The vase is lovely.

  7. How sweet your dear Sadie is, Sarah! I know she brings you great joy in life and living. Congrats to Bonnie for the giveaway!

  8. Sadie is so sweet, Sarah and I know she brings much joy! Congrats to Bonnie!

  9. Sarah... Sadie is so cute and gives a whole new meaning to the term "lucky dog." Have a wonderful week!

  10. Your Sadie is precious. I know the love she brings to your home! Hugs!!

  11. I can't believe the three of you have been together for five years now, it seems like only yesterday that you introduced her to us. What a sweetie she is all dolled up in her Courtly Check jacket and eating dinner from a CC bowl.
    Fleur sends her love!

  12. The gift that keeps on giving. I see how Sadie has stolen your heart Sarah. Sadie is adorable and who wouldn't love to snuggle with her! Lovely pics of you and Sadie. I miss my Bentley (springer spaniel) and couldn't stand the thought of getting another. Maybe someday..........Give Sadie a squeeze for me and hugs to you sweet friend............Happy March.

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  14. What a sweetie Sadie Mercedes is! Whose heart wouldn't melt.

  15. Awww. Look at that sweet face...lucky girl to have found such a loving "forever home".

  16. Sadies so adorable. I am so glad you found each other. Our fur babies bring us so much joy. She looks darling in her sweater. Congrats to Bonnie on winning your lovely giveaway.

  17. Congratulations to Bonnie on winning the MacKenzie-Childs flower market vase, she will love it!

  18. What a sweet little doggie! You can see the love in her eyes, and it is so obvious that you adore her, too. It was a match made in heaven!

  19. She is a doll! And a lucky, lucky little girl!

  20. Sarah, a beautiful thing to celebrate. She is so cute. Love the bangs cut! Isn't it remarkable how much joy and love they bring into our lives?..Happy Monday..Judy

  21. Such a sweet is a four-legged word! �� Congrats to Bonnie~ she'll be filling that vase with beautiful garden blooms!

  22. Oh that Courtly Check Sadie..

    Isn't it wonderful how someone can just fill our lives with joy:)
    Both you and she:)
    She is a lucky girl.:)

  23. Congrats to Bonnie!! She will LOVE this vase, she is always surrounded by blooms from her garden. Your Sadie does look like a sweetie Sarah, we had a white shiz tzu named Sherlock who we all's funny how such a little fluff ball can change your world! I'm so glad to see see has proper MKC accessories to enjoy! Happy Sadie anniversary!

  24. What a sweet girl. You are both blessed to have one another.

  25. Sadie is so adorable!! I love the pic of you and her when you first brought her home, you look so thrilled! And I am so glad that she is rewarded well with Courtly Checks!!

  26. oh Sarah, she is so cute and lovable. I think when we rescue dogs they are so happy to get a wonderful home. I know that she has brought so much happiness to you. Like her choice in toys.

    I have two rescued dogs and they are the very best.

    Congratulations to the winner of the vase.

    Waldo and Lili send doggie hugs to Sadie.


  27. I am honored to be the recipient of your Mackenzie Childs giveaway vase. Flowers make me so happy and I can't wait to fill this new vase. This giveaway was perfect for me as having a new vase is like having a brand new outfit to wear.
    Thanks so much.

  28. Sadie it the lottery when she adopted you!

  29. I love how our pets become so a part of our lives. So, glad you rescued little Sadie! Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  30. There is just something about a dog's unconditional love! I am glad your Sadie found a very loving home with you.

  31. Sadie reminds me so much of our dear Miss Molly, whom we lost very unexpectedly only a few days ago. She looks like a real sweetie and I just know she'll bring you as much love and enjoyment as you'll bring to her.

  32. Oh Sarah, she is such a cutie! I can tell you adore here (and that's a wonderful photo of you as well!) I'm so glad you found a rescue. They're so dear and need loving homes.

  33. I want to retire and adopt a dog just like your sweetie

  34. Oh My Goodness I am so in love with your little dog. My neighbors two doors down just adopted a small poodle mix that had been surrendered to the Animal Care Society. They call him Mister ;)

  35. Sadie is such a cutie! It's obvious that she was meant to come to your home. What other dog would love a Mackenzie childs checkered bone? :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  36. Sadie is such a pretty little one! You three were meant for one another - you can see it on her face.

  37. Sarah - What a precious addition to your family. I'm sure Sadie is as much a blessing to you as you are to her. She is darling!


  38. She's a beautiful girl and you make great portraits of her. The one with the blue flowers is my favorite.

  39. I always love reading about your sweet Sadie and seeing your cute photos, Sarah. I know she brings such joy to your life. I also loved reading about YOU as the featured blogger at Michael Lee's party last week. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀

  40. YAY! Congrats to Bonnie...she is the sweetest! Sadie is so cute in her MacKenzie-Childs sweater! It's amazing how much joy our fur babies bring us.

    I hope y'all have a blessed and *fun* St. Patrick's Day!!!


  41. Sadie is the sweetest looking thing! I am hoping to get a puppy when we move.

  42. Sarah,
    She is beautiful!! Since Joe is now retired, we are thinking of getting another dog. It has been several years since we lost our Savanna but I think we may be ready to open up our hearts again.If we do decide to get another dog, we will work with a local No Kill Shelter that has such great reputation. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  43. She would have captured my heart as well. What a sweetie!

  44. Dearest Sarah,
    Congratulations on your five years with sweet Sadie Mercedes!
    She is one lucky girl for having found her forever home.
    On St. Patrick's Day we celebrated our eldest cat boy Barty's 13th birthday. The eldest pet I've ever had!
    He had some problems with over grooming but with a steroid injection he's doing well.
    Always worrying when your little ones are not well... We never want them to suffer!
    Sending you hugs for a happy weekend and we're so glad we got over that final frost this week.

  45. I recently found your blog and it's lovely! Congratulations on 5 years with your sweet Sadie! I look forward to reading more. -Anne

  46. Lovely blog! Congratulations on 5 years with your precious Sadie, she's a sweetheart! I look forward to reading more.

  47. That is certainly a nice thing to do! I've heard that rescued dogs are even sweeter than others. Like they know they were saved. She sure is cute.

  48. How wonderful! Those eyes! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  49. She looks just like our first dog we adopted years ago - Sushi - she came with that name ;). Sweet post, I will be featuring you at Home and Garden Thursday,

  50. Aww, that is wonderful that you have had 5 years with that little sweetie. She sure is adorable, Sarah. I know she brings you much joy!


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