“I’m a Mom Again”
“Thank you for my new love PAWS”
“The dog chose me,” Oprah Winfrey said when co-host Gayle King asked how she selected her new addition to her family. “She was on my shoulder, nuzzling.”
Oprah Winfrey and her longtime steady, Stedman Graham, adopted Sadie; a blonde cocker spaniel puppy at the PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) animal shelter, a no-kill facility where the animal-rights advocate has sponsored a room in honor of her cocker spaniel Sophie, who passed away last year. Oprah’s other much loved cocker spaniel, Solomon, also passed away last year
“Thank you for my new love PAWS”, Winfrey said as she cuddled her new blonde cocker spaniel. Oprah urged viewers to consider adopting from a shelter where many people are having to give up their pets because their financial status has changed.
The puppy’s crate was actually in her bed during Sadie’s first night in her new home. “We’ve had a rough week, I haven’t slept,” she said.
Winfrey brought out Sadie’s three brothers who are all available for adoption at PAWS. Co-host Ali Wentworth lying down clutching one of the puppies and mugging to the camera begged her husband George Stephanopoulos, host of This Week to take one puppy home.
Sadie’s a new sister to Oprah’s much loved golden retrievers, Luke and Layla.