Jury Duty

Mom was on jury duty the last couple of days leaving me with lots of time to think. What would it be like if was on jury duty? OR, even worse, I was the defendant. My imagination began to run wild….

 Ball playing. Now, I do a mighty fine job of playing ball (at least I think so), but could someone accuse me of jumping too high and hogging the ball?Playing Ball

So, I thought and thought about my defense:

I, Sage, admit I am a ball-obsessed dog, but if another dog wants my ball–let ’em have it. There’s always more. Or! Believe it or not, I will find something else to do. And, yes, I jump high–I’ve been doing agility for the past 2 1/2 years and little ol’ me goes over 20″ jumps now. Oh, and I catch the ball almost every time. So, I think I’m


Hole digging: This is a tough one. I dig. And I love it. What if someone accused me of digging too many holes?Digging

What in the world would my defense be this time? Is there a defense?

Aha! Got it!! 

Dogs dig!

Um, Mom said that wasn’t a defense. 

OK, how’s this: I no longer dig up Mom’s yard. I no longer dig under the fence and roll in very stinky stuff. I only dig at the river and ONLY at the shore line (the only place Mom lets me). And, the tide is always out when I do it and my hole is gone as soon as it comes in. A brilliant defense, don’t you think? And think of the satisfaction I get.

I think that gets me a


Rolling in ‘stuff’: I know, you’re thinking about all the really stinky stuff us dogs roll in. I think I’m probably guilty of this one–THE STINKIER THE BETTER–that’s what I say. And the jury would sentence me to the biggest bath EVER!

But what about just general rolling. Like on the floating dock at the river? With humans with their kayaks or canoes or are kissy-facing?

RollingI have a pretty good defense here–it’s fairly clean and all those bumps feel sooooo good. AND, I don’t get any dirtier! AND, best of all, the humans love me! Yes, little ol’ me. Well, at least they love my rolling….


And then Mom came home from her jury duty. She sat and sat and sat, but no one wanted her to be on their jury. I was sooooo glad, because all that stuff I was thinking about

came true!

24 thoughts on “Jury Duty

  1. Sage, you are a very deep thinker, and we find you not guilty on all counts. You cannot help being a dog and following your bliss. And you sure can jump high. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


  2. Oh Sage you are indeed not guilty..hole digging is vital to make sure that there ar no hidden suprises…jumping high also not guilty as someone has to be able to see whats happening from up in the sky..and rolling well not guilty because you are also polishing the surfaces for the humans…and there you have another defense ..The case and Sage rests hugs Fozziemum xx


  3. Sweet Sage we don’t think you would ever be convicted of anything but being sweet and having fun…that is not a requirement for a jury so you are doing just fine! We think you should have a trophy for all those wonderful high jumps you do…they are amazing. Hugs and nose kisses


  4. Not guilty. So good your mom will be home to do all those things with you. I know my girls are ball crazy and like to roll in stuff, but I think the worst was Sam my lab who found a dead fish and rolled,and rolled and rolled in it .ugh is all I can say,it was nasty.
    Have a great day
    Sammy and Lacey k9 buddies


  5. If it was a case of dog barking like maniac at bunnies, I would be terrieribly guilty. I don’t know what defense I would have. Love the photos, Sage…especially the ones of you digging!
    *Cairn cuddles*


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