What Happened at the Coast

Well, what happened, you ask? Let me tell you, it was a lot. This is going to be a LONG story, so you’d better sit down and relax.

Mom and Dad took Toby and me to Lincoln City not long ago–actually about a week ago. That’s on the coast of Oregon, in case you don’t know. I’ve been to the coast before, but the first time I was really little and don’t remember it. The second time was a disaster because Mom lost her keys in the sand. WOW, what a mess that was-she needs to get her head examined….(oops, don’t tell her I said that). We (Toby and I) had to ride in our car on this BIG truck, but it was OK–we just took naps.

This time, Mom said I lifted her curse. Ya’ know, everything comes in threes, or so they say. So, you ask, what was the first thing? One time, before she lost her keys and about the time I was being born, they went to the coast and came home and THEY WERE ROBBED. Now, I bet you are wondering what could have happened this time? Let me tell you.

Look at those waves!

When we got there, we went to Gleneden Beach so we could have fun and run and play. Did I tell you Toby II (and his sister Macy) were there too? They were! There weren’t very many human people, so we got to go off-leash (remember, I know “come”). That was so much fun–sand to dig in and Toby II. THEN I saw the water! This was like going to the river!! Here I come!!!!

That was one big river–not like the Sandy. And there was something Mom called waves–look at them! They were BIG! And something called seafoam. I thought maybe that was something I could eat–but it tasted a little funny. Mom said I can’t drink it OR eat it–it can make me really sick. Well, what is it?

Here I am, all leashed up

So, I ran down into the water and this huge wave crashed over me–I came up spluttering. Oh wow, it was  BIG. Mom and Dad were SCARED (or so they said). They said I could have been caught by a sneaker wave. What’s that? I thought sneakers were something I could chew. They’re crazy….Give me a sneaker, I’ll show them!

Do Toby & I get a treat?

Look at me, I'm wet!

Well, I guess it was something I need to learn more about. Mom put me on my leash and said I had to wear it on the beach until I learned about it. Well, they’d better teach me!

We stayed at this hotel that LOVES dogs. They even let me stay there! I thought that was pretty neat. Mom took Toby and me for a long walk and I played with Toby II and then we had to go to bed.

When it was really dark outside, Toby got up; got stuck in the bathroom and barked. Mom thought he needed to go pottie and told Dad. Dad got up; opened the front door and I raced out! Like I do at home, don’t you know? He didn’t know I was right there at the door. Silly Daddy!

Oops–where am I? This is not my back yard. Mom and Dad came out and kept calling:  “Sage, COME”. They sounded really scared, but I knew where I was. Did they? Apparently not–what was their problem? Well, I came, like I was taught. I just made them suffer a little–I was having fun exploring. Mom read her book for a long while after that, but I went back to sleep. What was the big deal, anyway?

Mom says this is what lifted her curse! Really? Does that mean we get to go back? Oh, wait! We still had another day! But I’m tired after all this writing, so you’ll have to wait.


I have a lot of friends–I mean a LOT. I don’t get to play with them as much as Toby II (you know about him, right? I love Toby II), but they are still my friends. Mom says I should be well socialized. She says it’s an important part of my development and having friends is REALLY important. Whatever—I just think it’s fun. I should tell you about a few of them so you know.

I have a lot of friends from school. School was FUN. I met one yesterday at the dog park. I hadn’t seen him in a loooong time but we knew each other right away. His name is Zack and he’s a red heeler. Boy, does he like my heels–sometimes he goes under my tummy to get them. I guess that’s why Mom calls him a heeler. Zack is fun. We like to wrestle.

I met another dog at that park named Lanolin. He’s a catahoula–I bet you don’t know what that is? When we are there at the same time, we spend a lot of time together. One day, my Mom called him Linoleum. Isn’t that funny?

Oz in the Sandy

Oz lives a couple of blocks from where I live. He’s another red heeler–what’s up with this heeler business? Sometimes we go by his house and he’s outside so we can play. He has a BIG wading pool and one time I got to play in it. Ahhhhh, that was so much fun! That was before I was a fountain.

One time Oz went to the Sandy River with us. He likes the water too, but not as much as me. Did you know that? I told you…….

Remember the story about Kuma? He was in the parade. He’s a Siberian Husky that lives not too far from me. Mom and Dad take me over to play with him–he has a big yard. We run and run around the yard. Kuma has bones in his yard–I wish I had bones in my yard. He let me chew on one and I let him chew on it. We shared! Sharing is fun. Mom says not all dogs would share their bones–she said Kuma and I were good dogs. I like that!

Mom says we have play dates. I hope we have one of those play dates soon. I love Kuma!

And there’s Carter and Gobi and a whole lot more. I could go on and on, but I guess I need a nap……