The other major tragedy in Sadie's life at the moment involves the walks that she goes on with Mommy. When we go on walks there are two main paths outside the house that we can take. One is a big loop that can take us down to the river. The second is a tiny deer path that gets very steep at times, that is about a half mile around that takes us across a flood plain (which is now partially flooded) by a bunch of berry bushes and down one very slick, muddy portion that is at a extreme angle (towards the flood plain). You can guess which path appeals to Sadie.
Sadie cried hysterically when she realized that we were going to take the regular path and not the deer path. The deer path goes past a giant old maple tree covered in grape vines, which Sadie absolutely loves... and not going on the deer path means that she has to observe the tree from afar! She finally calmed down when she got to her favorite little pine tree and stood for a few minutes playing with it's branches! Oh the drama of our nature walks! It's almost as bad as having a mom who is slow making toast in the morning!