Meet Sadie, (above) the newest member of our family! We rescued Sadie from the local shelter. She’s a four-year-old Spitz mix (which would account for the wolf-like appearance) who was not treated well by her former owner. She was left outside on a chain and has not been socialized at all. She is timid and fearful of strangers, loud talk, big men, and unfamiliar noise. She doesn’t bark, doesn’t know how to play, but she has a heart of gold and has stolen mine. She’s totally devoted to me and is at my feet constantly, mostly lying down keeping my toes warm. I know she’ll eventually come around, because her need to please is more than obvious. She seems eager to learn, and every day she opens up a little more. It hasn’t even been a week, and already our cat, Cali (see other posts), has accepted her, which is amazing since Cali hasn’t accepted another animal in the house in over 14 years. Could it be she senses a wounded soul?