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VIP (Very Important Pet)
is Sadie's story as told by her family:
came to me 19 years ago, an 8-week old bundle of energy with grey-tortoiseshell
markings and a white spot of the top of her head. I had a co-worker with
a farm in Woodstock, New York, who had kittens to give away, and I said
I would take one. "Just choose one for me," I told her. And
so came Sadie, in a little wicker basket, to my office on the 59th floor
of the Empire State Building in New York City. My friend warned me, "she
has plenty of personality!" From that moment on, Sadie took charge
of our lives - and our hearts.
Sadie's first home was our brownstone apartment
on 2nd Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Since then she's lived in Charlottesville,
Alexandria, and Falls Church, Virginia - Milton, Massachusetts - Edina,
Minnesota - Geneva, Switzerland - and finally, Edina again. A well-traveled
Sadie is our family's caretaker. She takes an
active part in our lives, showing up for every meal, of course, but also
telling us when to go to bed at night - 10:30, sharp, she comes to sit
at our feet and yowl! When our first child, Nicholas, was born, Sadie
watched over him in his crib, and would come find me whenever he cried
chirrupping to me to take care of "her" baby. Once, when Nick
was a toddler, a small dog tried to bite him and she attacked the dog
and chased him away. She was equally protective of Kit, who arrived two
years later. Nearly all his baby pictures show Sadie close by, keeping
a watchful eye on him.
Sadie is old now and near the end of her life.
Although her bones are creaky and she no longer hears well, she is still
very much involved in her family's life. She loves her food, and purrs
ecstatically when we stroke her. And she still tells us when it's time
to go to bed each night - 10:30 sharp!
We are so blessed to have had Sadie as our friend
and protector all these years.