The Pawgress Report

The forever puppy at heart

(Photo courtesy of Patty Cooney)

Introducing Sadie, sophomore Patty Cooney’s T.V.-watching, apple-eating, snuggle-loving Labradoodle. 

Curly, cuddly and cute enough to get away with anything, Sadie has been stealing hearts since she was just a little pooch.

Cooney picked out her lively labradoodle pup from a breeder in Rhode Island during the summer of 2010.     

Despite being six years old, Sadie is forever a puppy at heart. “She has the energy of a 2 year old, and she loves to play ball. She also loves to run around and play with her dog friends,” said Cooney.

According to Cooney, Sadie is a bundle of joy with a lot of curls. When the cuddly canine isn’t rocking enough hair to model the latest Pantene product, she’s “cut really short and soft.” 

When she’s not up and about or running around with her dog friends, Sadie likes to kick back, relax and unwind while watching her favorite T.V. shows. “Sadie watches T.V. – especially football and ‘Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,’” said Cooney.

For Sadie, nothing complements an episode of “Dog Whisperer” like a wholesome snack. “Sadie loves to eat apples. In fact, she eats the entire apple, including the core,” said Cooney.

She notes that while Sadie likes plain apples, she simply can’t resist one that has been generously smothered in peanut butter.

When her show ends and the afternoon apple has settled, it’s time for some snuggles. “She loves to snuggle with you, but eventually, she will end up literally pushing you away with her feet,” said Cooney. Other times, “She won’t move and you are trapped under her.”

According to Cooney, the selective snuggler sure isn’t shy. “Once, my grandmother was taking care of Sadie while my family and I were on vacation. My grandmother told us that one night, Sadie just jumped right into her bed and slept beside her for the rest of the night. For the rest of our vacation, my grandmother told us that Sadie slept with her every night,” said Cooney.

That’s Sadie – the T.V.-watching, apple-eating, snuggle-loving Labradoodle that’s forever a puppy at heart.  

Editor’s note: “The Pawgress Report” is a bi-weekly column featuring FSU students and their dogs.