Fairy Falls

The other day Mom said “Sage, I know I just told everyone about your feast with Mr. N and I need to visit them. But, I just had a call and need to leave immediately to take care of the Popstar. Everyone in San Francisco is sick.” Yowzie–I was all set for fun 😒 and she’s taking off on some magic carpet or something like that.

Then, several sleeps later, Dad puts me in the car and we went to that magic carpet place. There she was!! I was sooooo excited. And I know she was magic because everyone in SF was now well!!

The next day, she made it up to me. I never know what adventure we are going to have next, but this sounded like a good one. First, we stopped at 1000 acres and met Mr. N. We had to run, after all.WaitingThe wind was fierce, but that didn’t stop us! Run we did. After a quick stop for some lunch, we got to our destination and it was a ‘quick scramble up the rocks’ to Fairy Falls. Fairies?!?! I couldn’t wait.

Our trail led along Wahkeena Falls–“Wahkeena Creek falls this way and that, now a plunge, now a horsetail, now a cascade. It’s just beautiful.”

This was our trail. I told Mom she shouldn’t have been walking like she had had one too many, but she said all those switchbacks made it look that way. Whatever that means. Screen Shot 2015-01-22 at 5.15.25 PM

Anyway, up and up we went (elevation gain 889 feet).

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We got to an upper section of Wahkeena Falls about halfway to our destination.Wahkeena FallsWahkeena FallsOn we went and finally reached our destination–Fairy FallsFairy FallsIt WAS a bit magical (um, not like Mom’s carpet–but you know what I mean 😀).

Except

WHERE ARE THE FAIRIES???

Nouvelle Cuisine Dog Style

Nurse Sage

Nurse Sage

I arrived at Mr. N’s all prepared to nurse him back to health–he had a nasty cut on his foot, you know. But, when I got there, Mr. N said “join me for a bite to eat“. What happened to the foot??? Oh, it’s better, Mr. N said.

So, never one to turn down food, I made my way to the table. We both sat down.At the table

The waitstaff brought out a plate with little tiny mounds of chicken, tuna, shrimp and salmon. Plate of food

I guess that’s what Nouvelle Cuisine means–some kind of fancy stuff on a plate.WaitingWe waited for a bit–chit chatting about this and that. Then I heard the word (‘OK’) and we dug in.Sampling the foodIn a flash, it was gone!emply plateA walk was next on the agenda. After all, we had to work off all that food!!
At the food carts

And Mr. N didn’t have to experience my extraordinary nursing skills ;).

Nature’s Agility Course

Mom has taken me to agility lessons for the past 4 years and, let me tell you, I love, love, love it! And nature offers so many opportunities to practice:

JumpingA leapThe landingLeaping into trees (hmmm…sorta like the Table or A-Frame)Jumping into treesOr parts of trees 😀Leaping on TableWalking on logs (aka the Dog Walk)walking the logI do a lot of that—in any weather!In a fogOr going through tunnelsTunnel?Well, maybe not this one….

These are just a few of the obstacles I’ve found. What about you?

Here’s What’s Been Happenin’

As you know, I’ve been amongst the missing the past couple of weeks. BUT, Mom and I are going to work really hard at letting you know what we’ve doing.  And come see everyone.

First there was Christmas. Guarding the stockings

We had a house full of peeps–even little PopStar was here. Mom put me in charge of guarding the stockings on that all important day. It’s a serious job…someone’s gotta do it. Right? And I didn’t even peek!!

The PopStar and I had a lot of fun. I found she likes mud puddles almost as much as I do!Poppy & SageShe doesn’t go to the extremes that I do, though. Take today, for example. We’ve been in a deep-freeze for the last week (all I got was a few measly walks each day). So, today was the day! It was a balmy 39° F (4° C). Off we went to 1000 Acres. There was all this hard stuff on top of the water, but…Sage (that’s me) to the rescue. I struck water!!Where's the water? Later on down the path, someone had already cleared off that hard stuff. Into the icy puddle

Well, mostly.

It was a fun trip, but I couldn’t tell you about it all at once. So, come back!!

Christmas Wishes

Christmas comes but once a year and Mom is busy, busy getting ready. The Pop Star will be here tomorrow and the fun begins!

Mom…really??Sage with antlersI think you know what I was thinking!!

So, while I slept though all the crazinessSleepy SageI dreamed about our latest trip to the coast

How much fun was that?IMG_8930But, then I woke up and thought about my life. I couldn’t have it better (well, except for the occasional silliness Mom likes to inflict). So, that’s my wish for you this season…that all my furiends out there have the best life ever (I know you do, so that’s a pretty easy one 😀). And get to do all the fun things you ever wanted to do. And live in a house of love and belly rubs.

Have a wonderful holiday season and we’ll back in touch soon!IMG_8968