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Meet the Latest RPO Winner - Sadie of Beaded Tail Fame!

The sponsor of this blog, CANIDAE Natural Pet Foods, selects one reader every three months to receive a free six month supply of their premium quality pet food. The winner is chosen at random from every new reader who subscribed to the blog via email during the past quarter. The winner gets to pick any formula of CANIDAE dog food or FELIDAE cat food.

The lucky winner from last quarter is Sharla V. of Corvallis, Oregon. Sharla has a beautiful Alaskan Husky named Sadie who will be 11 years old in December. Sharla also has two cats, but has decided that Sadie should be the one to try the CANIDAE food, and has chosen to receive 3 bags of All Life Stages (ALS) and 3 Bags of CANIDAE Beef and Fish.

Some of you may recognize the dog in these photos. That’s because Sadie is often featured on Sharla’s wonderful pet blog called Beaded Tail! I asked Sharla to tell us a little about Sadie, and here is what she said:

“Sadie was rescued by the humane society from a puppy mill in Nebraska when she was just a month old, along with 40 adult dogs and 6 litters of puppies. When my mom heard about these dogs, she went straight to the humane society and put our names on the list of people who wanted to adopt. When the courts finally said the huskies could be adopted, the humane society had raided a Yorkie puppy mill so the huskies were being sent to other shelters to make room. Only two husky puppies stayed behind; one went to a shelter employee and we got Sadie!  

We lived in Colorado at the time, and Sadie loved to play in the snow in the winter and hike in the mountains in the summer. Now we live in the Pacific Northwest and she's traveled all over the area enjoying hikes through the forests and to waterfalls and her favorite, the coast! We rarely get snow here but when we do Sadie likes to go out and play catch with snowballs! Her life is so far removed from how she lived for that first month but she still won't let strangers just reach out and pet her, and she squeals like crazy if a lady with long blond hair tries to get near her. We don't know why she does this, but luckily I'm not blond!  

Sadie is a Momma's girl and follows me all over the house. I can't go anywhere without my shadow coming with me!  I have conversations with her all the time, and I know she understands what I'm saying because of the way she reacts. Sadie is a big sisfur to two kitties, Angel and Isabella. She had kitty sisfurs when she was little, but they were always afraid of her and ran away when she got too close. Angel and Isabella have no fear of her whatsoever and that confuses her! They come right up to Sadie to sniff her or walk by so close they flick their tails in her face. She's very patient with them and just watches them go by. She and Angel are really good buddies. Angel will flop down right in front of her trying to play, but I always break that up since I don't want Sadie pouncing on her by accident! 

As Sadie is getting older, we've been trying out different food for her to try to keep her healthy. Her bloodwork indicates she has Cushings Disease, although the specific tests for it have not been done since the medication used for treatment would make her sicker than without it. We make sure she gets exercise and remains happy, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have her try CANIDAE pet food!”

Congratulations to Sharla and Sadie on winning six months of premium quality CANIDAE dog food. We can’t wait to hear what Sadie thinks of her new food!
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