This afternoon, just an hour ago, we had to have Sadie put to sleep. It is so sad. She was such a good dog. Our vet said she was one of the best dogs she had ever worked with. Sadie was 14. We got her at the Graham, Texas, animal shelter when she was about 6 months old. She was beautiful and loving, a good dog for boys. John sat with her while the vet put her to sleep, and now he and Raf are digging her a grave. She was the best dog I ever had. She was my old brown Sadie Mae, and I loved her very much.