We’ll be gone for a few days while Mom & Dad are off visiting the Popstar. But we’ll be back!
It’s been a long 3 weeks since I’ve been around (not that I’ve been having fun or anything), but things are getting back to normal at my house—finally! Mom’s knee is healing and the blood clot is (hopefully) under control. I’ve gotten a wonderfully long walk each day from the bestest petsitter in the whole world and some of my favorite bi-peds have taken me on a few outings where I can run.
When I heard I was going to get to go to 1000 Acres the other day, I was in heaven! It was a little weird going without Mom, but I got to go with my buds Heidi and Toby–what could be better?? I was a bit worried about the supply of mud holes, but, fortunately, I was able to find some. :D
Mud always means a nice roll in the dirt afterwards. How else is a dog supposed to clean off?
Then off we went to the Sandy River where I found a ball!
I even shared with Heidi. She likes to play keep-away.
We ran and played and ran and played.
And I had a bath when I got home…
Mom started taking me for walks yesterday and she whispered to me that we are going to see Mr. N this week for a new adventure! I can’t wait!!
The fog was lifting from the hills when
Mr. N and I met up out at 1000 acres–it was more like 10,000 puddles, but who’s counting? After all, this is Portland!
We did have fun exploring and getting muddyMr. N is a tiny bit more fastidious than I, but we both ended up with baths…
Oh, and I also had a mani-pedi. Check it out!
It was a very windy day out at 1000 acres as I sat waiting. And then… here he came–Mr. N of Tenacious Little Terrier!
What a cute little guy. I decided I had to be on my best behavior and show Mr. N how much fun this place can be. We went on a long hike through the woods and down the path, trying to stay out of the wind. I ran and Mr. N stayed right with me–he’s quite the little trooper and became my cheering squad when I got hot and had to hit the nearest mud puddle (of course, you say). Somewhere along the way, a wild rose branch got stuck in my furs–it was not fun with all those stickers on it, let me tell you. I worked on one end of the branch and Mr. N pulled on the other.
And, we did it–I’ll have Mr. N on my team any day!
I do have to confess that in my zeal to really awe Mr. N and his Mom with my excellent behavior, I found some extra special eau de stink to roll in. I did want to make a good impression, you know. I just don’t know why Mom kept saying “don’t get too close to Sage”. At least I was able to dab a bit around my neck–I understand that’s where eau de stink goes.
Well, all it got me was this:
Thanks for joining us Mr. N and his Mom! We hope to do it again.
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? :D
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?)
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!