I thought I’d be really sad when you and Dad left yesterday to go see little Popstar. But my favorite sitter in the whole world, S, came over just as you were leaving. We went out and looked for some squirrels in the back yard and when we came in, you were gone. And I wasn’t sad! S thought I was really glad to see her, but she had something I was eying–a yummy pesto mozzarella sandwich. You know, Mom, if I
stand there and stare look at her really nicely, she gives me a bite!
I’m glad you sent me that picture of the deer you saw on the way to San Francisco. I’d probably stay way far away, like I do horses, but they were cool to look at.
That bit of rain we were having when you left made a mud puddle. Just for me! I shook off all over Toby, but he didn’t care. Then we headed for the pond. On the way, I found something teensy, tiny to roll in. I know S will love my eau de stink perfume…I hope she takes the time to appreciate it before I get hosed off.
I’m being very, very good for S. I only dropped the ball down the stairs once last night. I’m going to be really busy for the next few days, so I won’t be able to visit all our blog friends until you get home next week. I hope they all understand…
I’ll send you a text every day and let you know what I’m doing. Oh! And I promise I won’t run across the street after crows (like I did the last time you left). Have fun with little Popstar!
Love you Mom and Dad,
It all began last night when Mom said a surprise was in store for the morning. I saw her put the treat bag and water bottle on the table, so I knew it was going to be F..U..N!! So, at 5:45 am this morning, I jumped on the bed and immediately licked Mom in the eyes.
Me: MOM! Open those eyes. It’s time to get going.
Mom: Sage… do you know what time it is?
Me: Um, yes. The sun is up and I’m ready! Do you need more kisses?
We met my furiends Macy, Toby and Heidi at 7am and off we went to my favorite place in the world–1000 Acres. We always go through the meadows first so I can get some good running in. Or would you call it “sproinging”? Here’s a little of what I do:
After the meadow, off we went down a path–over towards those trees.
The grass was getting higher and higher
Even the slugs were HUGE!
I ended up covered in grass seed
Mom said I had enough seed in my furs to plant a field! And no mud-puddles to be found, but I did sneak down into the Columbia and got washed off. Not to Mom’s standards, but what does she know?
I know many of you have missed my skin-toning, invigorating and often stinky mud photos. I had to get in a last (probably) one while they’re still around. This one was particularly fine….
We live just a few blocks from Reed College, which maintains a 28-acre nature preserve on the campus grounds. This canyon contains the watershed of Crystal Springs, a waterway that flows into Johnson Creek and eventually into the Willamette River (that’s where I go swimming a lot, you know). Well, you also know Mom’s been bored with where we’ve gone lately, which doesn’t bother me a bit! It means more adventures for little ol’ Sage.
So, off we went. Down into the canyon. Of course, Mom forgot her camera, so the picture quality is totally dependent on her phone. (including any ‘red-eye’…I’m not really a zombie :) )Reed Lake is home to lots of different critters (beaver, otter and a coyote or two) but all we saw were a few ducks.
And a pesky squirrel
We saw lots of foliage. Mom tasted the red berries, but she said they were tasteless.
Pee Ess: There is no fur-wetting here. Mom keeps me on a leash, but that’s OK. I sometimes like to take that kind of walk with Mom.
We ventured out to a new park (for us) this week. There are some pretty high standards I look for in places to visit–specifically, a water source and somewhere to play and hike. Not too hard to fulfill where we live, but those are MY standards. Mom? She was just bored with where we normally go.
Kelley Point Park, one of the many parks maintained by the city, is right here in Portland. And water? Imagine the Willamette River meeting the Columbia River. That’s a LOT of water!
OMD, I was in doggy heaven and I guess those fishermen were in fish heaven out there on the river.
We found a beach and I had a most satisfying roll in some very fine sand.
Then a swim in the mighty Columbia.
Somehow all that sand fell out of my furs.
All in all, we thought it was a very fine park–four paws up! It’s a bit far from our house, but that’s okay for an adventure every once in a while.
The Smith and Bybee Lakes Wetland Park was just down the road a piece, a place we’ll save for another day.
But look what we found.
Someone was very creative!
See? It does happen!