I had my usual dip in a mud puddleWhen I heard a noise…
There’s another dog like me? And in MY mud puddle?Don’tcha think I’m such a good influence on others of my species?
Of course, you know what that means…
TO THE RIVER!!
Splish, splash, I was runnin’ in the riverThinking…I have a pretty good life!
Every time the stick went in
There was more splishin’ and a-splashin’And the mud magically disappears.
(I wonder if that other dog knows Mom’s trick?)
Early on, when I was just a wee lass, I found out playing ball was one of my favorite sports. You’ve seen me doing this many times.I don’t miss very often and always, always take it back to Mom. That’s the rule.
One of the very basic tricks a dog can learn is “catch”, except I thought it was rather beneath me when Mom started throwing food at me. I like food as much as the rest of you, but, come on…throwing it at me? Food’s supposed to be in a bowl. All neat and such.
So, one day, not long ago, Mom threw a treat at me and said ‘catch’–like she always does. I’ve gone 4 years and not done it, so why start now? But something told me this might be a fun game to do on those cold, rainy days. So I got in the stance and did it.
And caught it.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season–we sure did. I stayed home while Mom and Dad went to see the little Popstar
and a gorilla or two.
See the baby gorilla? She likes getting rides on Grandma’s back. The Popstar had to call me up and tell me all about it!
I missed them and was crazy happy when they walked in the door!! And I missed all of you and can’t wait to catch up with everyone.
While I didn’t get to ride on the back of a gorilla, I did cozy up to a big bird at Home Depot.
Me: Excuse me, Mr. Bird. Could you tell me where I could find sink aerators?Mr. Bird: Sure! Just go this way to Aisle 15 and they’ll be on your left.
I hope Mom has more home repair projects—I like seeing Mr. Bird. He was very helpful.
Mom took me to 1000 Acres a couple of days ago. Let me tell you, digging for mice and voles is dirty, hard work, but someone has to do it. A quick dip in a mud puddle didn’t even begin to get the dirt off!Um, I guess you know what that means…..Mom even got out the doggy shampoo. After a nice warm outdoor bath, I settled down for a loooooong winter’s nap with visions of mud puddles dancing through my head.
This morning, it was off to coffee with my buddy, Heidi. Heidi: Would you make mine a latte?
Me: I’ll take mine black. Oh. And would you please throw in a biscuit or two?
I hope your week has been as good as mine…see you soon!
Wishing you a season
filled with warm moments
and cherished memories.
Sage & her Mom
Pee Ess: We’ll see you in the New Year!
Winter trudges along.
And so do I
(those are my words of wisdom for today, in case you were wondering ).
On a recent trip to 1000 Acres, we found lots of trees blown down from a previous windstorm. Me, being my usual dare-devil self, tried a bit of log walking.
Toby got up there with me.
Heidi thought she’d try too.
It was a bit hard, but we all cheered her on!
I found another log and scampered up.It’s very important to scout for mud puddles, you know, but all I saw was fog.
I kept telling myself: Never fear, mud is always around.
Especially this time of year.What???