This book is about Sadie, about the privilege, the honor and the gift of knowing Sadie the Black Lab and being her best friend. Sadie lived wild in the Targhee Forest in Idaho by herself for six weeks after escaping a bad owner. She came to live with me and to teach me about wilderness and wildness. She moved with me to Austin but she belonged in a city even less than I did, so she left. I miss her very much.