Muddy Monday – A Pot of Gold

You don’t see rainbows in Portland very often, especially such a full, double one. But the other day, there it was! And I heard there’s suppose to be a pot of gold at the end of it. That started me thinking…what if there’s a pot of M. U. D. at the end of it? That’s almost like gold. At least that’s what I think. I convinced Mom to go to 1000 Acres. I think she was feeling a little guilty for leaving me home while she and Dad went to San Francisco. And I wanted to take full advantage of the situation, right? Besides, what if there WAS a pot of gold (er, mud)?

We did a lot of walking and found a tree that was blown down in a recent wind. Sometimes those winds can be pretty fierce coming off the Columbia Gorge. I was just glad I wasn’t under it!

On we went.

And, there it was.

My favorite mud-hole!

See, I knew that rainbow meant something.

Mom *thinks* she’ll be saved from giving me a bath with a swim or so in one of the icy ponds. I found a really great stick that I encouraged her to throw in for me. She’s pretty good that way.

The shake off was gratifying–it got most of the dirt off me. Of course, I made sure Mom got her share. Good thing she’s a good sport!And, guess what? I found some more puddles!We don’t always go on this trail, but something was drawing me.I realized you just have to follow your rainbow! Thank you, Rainbow.

30 thoughts on “Muddy Monday – A Pot of Gold

  1. Wow…now that’s truly a pot of of gold! The FiveSibes would love to have followed you and played in those great mud holes, especially our resident mud monster, Wolf! (Yep, of course he’s pure white. I think he wishes he was brown!) Great pics of a fun day, Sage! Keep following those rainbows, and we’ll have to check out our next one to see if there’s some golden mud puddles too at the end! Happy splashing!


  2. Wow Sage, look what you’ve found! I love your pictures, what a wonderful day. You are so cute that I actually called my Hubby over to look at you with me. He never likes to look at the blogs I follow, but he really enjoyed seeing you so happy. You know, Sage, you’ve got a pretty great mom to deal with your mud. She obviously loves you so very much.


  3. Oh, my, Sage – you are a wonderful, muddy, wet mess! So glad my free roam Beagle, Shiloh, isn’t with you. He visits the nearby pony farm – mmm, mmm, good manure to bring home to me. Sigh – what a wonderful rainbow chase you had! Thanks for visiting my blog.


  4. Wowserz! That’s some mud hole you played in! I have never seen a mud hole that big!! Looks fun! And what a beautiful double rainbow! πŸ™‚

    Woofs & hugs, ❀

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)


  5. Sage, I think your shake off photo may be my new favourite photo of you! Looks like you had such fun. My urban mutts would love to run + mud puddle in that wide open space. Glad your mum + dad are back, bet they had a lovely time with your Poppy πŸ™‚


  6. Oh Sage. What a great day you had. I would have loved to run with you through those mud puddles. My Vickie tells me that she and Jamie did a lot of searches in the Portland area and that it was the most beautiful place ever. She loved the Columbia Gorge area and when they came up your way to help train the search dogs in your area, they stayed in a little cabin up by Mount Hood.

    She said your pictures made her really miss that.

    And she wanted me to ask your human if you have ever eaten a Salmon Berry. When she was on a search up there one fall, there were hillsides of the tasty orange berries and she ate until she got sick. But when she asked if anyone else had eaten them, no body knew what she was talking about.

    So do you guys know where the Salmon Berries are?

    Well enough talking.

    Thanks again for making our day.


  7. Rainbows come out for a reason, Sage and it sure gave you a smile and mud rub…so cool! PS Thanks for commenting on my recent post…I’m using a new reply system from blogger and still ironing out the wrinkles…Cheers!


  8. Jon Farleigh, Dewi and my youngest child would like to find the end of that rainbow. But if it’s all the same to you, Sage, I think I’ll just let it be your secret. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for popping in on us the other week. πŸ™‚


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