Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Celebrity in the Family

For those of you who didn't know, there is a celebrity in my family. But not exactly your normal, run of the mill celebrity- although she can be a bit of a diva. It's Sadie, our lovable pooch.
Since we are new to France, and as of yet don't have anyone to watch her- Sadie has gone on every trip with us. She has seen the Pont du Gard, Nimes Coliseum, Pont du Avignon, Portofino, the 5 villages of the Cinque Terre, and Venice. This is more "world traveling" than most humans do in a lifetime. She has no idea how good her life is......
The funniest part of taking her with us is the fact that she is her own little tourist attraction. No matter where we go, there are dozens of people- French, Italian, Dutch, Australian, Swiss, American- that come up to us and want to pet her.. or ask what kind of dog she is.. or say that she is the most beautiful dog they have ever seen.. or.. my personal favorite- "Can I take a picture with your dog?" Oh, and let's not forget the lady who gave Sadie her ice cream cone. (Relax- There was no ice cream was left in it.) Pretty soon, Sadie is going to be signing autographed photos of herself. And, of course, being the people-lover that she is, Sadie just soaks it up.
It is hilarious and in many ways Sadie has made traveling even more fun. (In other ways.. it will be nice to leave her in Nice.)

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