Press pets: Sadie's daring diet

Last updated 05:00 11/07/2014
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BEACH FANS: Sadie the silly sausage dog and her human companion Alannah love hanging out at the beach.

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My name is Sadie (the seriously silly sausage dog) and I'm nearly 10.

In November 2013 I was diagnosed with cancer and given two months to live. I'm still here and crazy as ever.

Sausage dogs are over-represented in dog shaming. I think it is more to do with our fun-loving, good-smelling owners.

After the pet cancer specialist diagnosed me, I developed a taste for blue bottle jellyfish and kelp from Brighton Beach over summer. My family credits my strange diet with me still being alive. I eat everything. I once ate an icecream container of chilli con carne homemade with jalapeno chillis that was defrosting outside a friend's.

This week I pinched a kumara and was eating it (and broccoli) raw. My owner Alannah cooks me vegetables for dinner and I love them. I'm still alive and kicking. We have lots of doggie adventures and stories to tell.

Do you want to share your pet with Press readers? Send a picture of your furry friend and details including your pet's name, age (estimate if unsure), a brief character description and/or short anecdote to newsflow@press.co.nz.

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