Sweet Sade Sue’s Advice for Living Large

Photograph by Kevin Pieper for Mother Earth News

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll recognize the dog in the above picture as our Sweet Sade Sue.

Living Large in our Little House has gotten a fair amount of press over the years in publications such as Mother Earth News, US News, MSN Real Estate and Kiplinger.

Anytime a photographer has visited for one of these stories, Sweet Sade Sue has always been right there, ready to get in the picture, just like she knows what is happening.

She is pretty photogenic and, unlike our Emma was, she is not afraid of the camera.

I was talking with a friend a few weeks ago and she suggested that one of our 6-pack should be our official mascot. Since Sweet Sade Sue is already semi-famous, I thought that to be a great idea.

Sade is also a pit bull, but we like to call her a pittie or a pibble, because like many dogs of this breed that are mis-characterized and demonized, she would have no idea what to do in a pit and would want no part of it anyway.

She’s a lover and just really is a 50 pound lap dog. Anyone who has visited Our Little House with no impressions of pitties or the impressions they’ve gotten from the media leaves here with a whole new view of these love bugs and typically, they want to take her home.

Now that her past in another home is way behind her and she’s forgotten that she was dumped on the side of the road, she is a very fun loving girl and has some very definite ideas about what Living Large is all about.

So, today, on our Facebook page, we’ve posted a meme with Sweet Sade Sue’s picture and her first idea about Living Large. She tells me she would like to post a couple of times a week.

We hope you’ll join us there, enjoy Sade’s posts and share them with your friends.

Do you have preconceived ideas about pit bulls, if so, do positive stories help change your perception?  

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2 Responses

  1. Pamela says:

    Love Sade’s advice for living large. As a pibble (my favorite pet name), Sade’s heart is what’s really living large.

    My preconceptions about pibbles are that they’re very lovable and loyal.