The Mountain is Mine!

Or so I thought.

What does that mean, you ask? Well, let me tell you about my first real adventure in deep snow. We all piled in my friend’s car (that would be Heidi, Toby, Macy and me) and off we went to Mt. Hood.

Mt. Hood

On the way, we stopped and Mom handed over some green papers for a sno-park pass. It was a good thing because tickets for LOTS of green papers were being written left and right. We finally got there and Mom and her friend put on these giant shoes and we took off up the hill. I realized pretty quickly this wasn’t going to be a piece of cake. Sage in the snowEating a little snowThe snow was hard on top and all soft and squishee underneath. I tried walking on top of it, but kept falling through. Maybe digging a path would help!

What's down there?

What’s down there?





That didn’t work, so we trudged along, one step at a time. I did find out you shouldn’t step on Mom’s giant shoe.

Oops, Mom. Do you need help up?SageI did find some spots where the snow was hard enough to hold my svelte 40-pound body. My buddies didn’t fare as well…our tongues were hanging out pretty quickly!SageOn the way home, we made a quick stop at 1000 Acres. That was in case we weren’t tired enough (or something like that).

Sage doing 'little dog'

I was able to get in a little herding practice and had just enough energy left to dig a hole.

Macy & Sage

We decided the next time we go on a mountain adventure, we should go right after 3 new feet of snow fell instead of waiting until it warmed up and the snow got all hard on top (but not hard enough). At least I didn’t find any pot!




You are NEVER going to believe this—when we got home, I didn’t have to have a bath!

22 thoughts on “The Mountain is Mine!

  1. Wowzers! That snows looks like way too much work!! Glad you got to go to “the place” and that you missed having a “spa experience!!”

    Hasve a fun rest of the weekend!

    -Bart and Ruby


  2. That sure was strange snow. I was sure it would be a breeze, but my svelte 103 pounds kept going through….almost all the way to my belly! It was really hard going, but my tail never stopped waving. It was a good adventure….glad I was able to share it with you.


  3. Kobi wants me to tell you that if you get really tired when hiking in the snow, what works for him is to just drop in behind Mom and follow her trail. But yes, don’t step on Mom’s big shoe because that doesn’t go over well! Sounds like you had fun! We have no snow here 😦


  4. Awesome snow adventure, Sage! Bella hates it when the snow is just crunchy on top but not strong enough to hold her – that’s the toughest snow to plow through. You look like you were doing great! I bet you got an excellent workout that day.


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