Monday Mischief-Brrr or Burr??

It’s been cold here. Not like the rest of this country, but we got our share! Even so, we ventured out to my favorite running spot–1000 Acres! And what did I find?

Big CATA big ol’ earth mover thingee!

Walking the treads

Please, please, please Santa. I want one!

Wow, I bet that thing can dig a ginormous hole. ūüėČ

But, then, when I looked for a hole (hoping to find some water/mud) Windy day

what did I find?Where's the mud?Hard water!! What’s up with that???

Oh, and take a look at my tailMy tailSee? It’s all pointy – not all fluffy like when I was on that ol’ earth mover thingee.

Well, as luck would have it, I ran into these…800px-BurrsAnd they aren’t easy to get out. Mom holds my fur back and I pull with my teeth. Let me tell you…she’s not allowed to pull them. No way!

And, I ended up with this.A bath

Voting

I asked Mom what this voting thing was all about. She said it’s our right to vote for the person or issue that will be the best for us and our country. And many bi-peds did just that yesterday–voted, that is. That sounded good, so I decided I should run for something. You know I love balls and mud and water and a whole bunch of stuff like that. So that’s my platform: More balls, mud and water.¬† And I voted!Sage's ballot

After all the votes were tallied, I WON.

Um, I guess I should say there was only one vote–mine! :D

So, I will do my best to fulfill my promises so I can run again. And again. And again.Play ball!IMG_8889This voting thing is fun!!

Hiking to Triple Falls

Hikes in the Columbia Gorge are some of the best, so Mr. N and I took advantage of cooler, drier weather and set off to Triple Falls.  But first a stop at 1000 Acres for a bit of water play.River playSince our ultimate destination was near Multnomah Falls, a stop at the Lodge for a bite of lunch was in order (we got a treat or two while the Moms ate). And, of course, we had to have a photo-op at the falls! We were on our best behavior and some of the tourists were ooohing and ahhing over us. :D Multnomah Falls

Then off to the trailhead. Our hike has finally begun!Triple Falls trailhead

This was one of the rockiest trails we’ve been on–I’m sure glad I have the footing of a goat! Mom had to pick her way over those rocks so she didn’t damage her knee again.A rocky trailThen we came to a washed out section of the trail that included these rather steep log steps. Coming back down, I was very careful to stay with Mom and not try to race down the steps. Some other hikers coming behind us said I was a very good dog. log stepsWe finally reached our destination–well worth the climb (elevation gain of 762 feet)!

Sage & Mr. N on the trail

So, what do you want to do next, Mr. N?

An End to Boredom!

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

Ahhhhhh

                                                            Ahhhhhh

Mud always means a nice roll in the dirt afterwards. How else is a dog supposed to clean off?

There's nothing like a good roll after wallowing in a mud hole.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†There’s nothing like a good roll after wallowing in a mud hole.

Then off we went to the Sandy River where I found a ball!

Look what I found!

                                                           Look what I found!

I even shared with Heidi. She likes to play keep-away.

I'll play ball with you, Heidi.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† I’ll play ball with you, Heidi.

We ran and played and ran and played.

Run, Toby, Run!

                                                         Run, Toby, Run!

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!!