My name is Sage and I was born November 27, 2009. I am a dog, but not just any dog. I’m special because I was rescued from a shelter by my Mom and Dad when I was just 10-weeks old. I think I remember having two brothers and being in another shelter in Madras, Oregon, before we came to Portland. I was pretty submissive then–probably because I had two rough-and-tumble brothers! I don’t know where they are now–I hope they are having as much fun as I am!!
Dad called me an armful of cute, but I think I’m too big for that now. He also calls me a Oregon Humane Shelter Water Dog. I wonder why he calls me that? Do ya think it’s because I love water?? Mom says I’m a sweet little girl. I think she says that when I’m asleep…….
Mom knew I was a herding dog, but I didn’t look like the ones she’s familiar with–Australian Cattle Dog (heelers…Toby’s part heeler), Australian Shepherds, Border Collies (Maggie was a Border-Aussie). Well, I have the body build and hair of a Border Collie, so that’s one big clue. There were two dogs at the park that looked a bit like me (except they had short hair) and they were Australian Kelpies. Mom looked it up on the internet and guess what! There I was…the most energetic of the herding breeds. I even fit all the characteristics. So, that’s what I am–an Australian Kelpie/Border Collie mix.
Learning to be a good dog is what I’m about. Along the way, I will have lots of adventures and want to tell you all about them. I hope you come back often!
So, what about Mom? Well, she’s my best bud. She knows I needs LOTS of exercise (and it’s good for her too) so we go for long walks every day. Sometimes we hike in the mountains, other times just around the ‘hood. It’s a good thing we live near several rivers because I love the water and swimming and just plain cooling off! I get hot, you see, from all that running and playing ball and stuff. Mom knows what I need–she’s good about that.
Oh, and I live with two cats. We get along, but they just haven’t gotten the hang of getting herded….