Oprah’s Real Favorite Things? Her Dogs

Oprah Winfrey with dog Sadie

Courtesy Oprah Winfrey

updated 11/19/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET

originally published 11/19/2012 AT 5:35 PM ET

Screaming audience members. Free cars. One of Oprah Winfrey’s indelible legacies is her list of favorite things.

She no longer has her daytime talk show to stage a blockbuster giveaway. Instead, Winfrey has a network, and on Sunday, she unveiled this year’s favorite things on a two-hour special on OWN.

In addition to puffy coats and sparkly totes, Winfrey gave military spouses trips to an all-inclusive resort in Fiji.

For Winfrey herself, though, favorite things don’t always have to come with bells and whistles. There are simpler pleasures to savor as well, like time with her cocker spaniel Sadie.

“Flying home with Sadie. One of my favorite things,” she Tweeted on Saturday. In the accompanying photo, Winfrey sits on her private plane with Sadie in the next seat over, both snuggled under a cozy blanket.

Oprah Winfrey with dog Sadie

Courtesy Oprah Winfrey

A little less warm, but still just as enjoyable for Winfrey, a walk in the rain with her five dogs: in addition to Sadie, Winfrey is mom to golden retrievers Luke and Layla, and springer spaniels Sunny and Lauren.

She Tweeted“I love walking in the rain. Another favorite thing.”