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 ;).

Mr. N Spends the Weekend

Mr. N showed up the other day with his suitcase and leash. His Mom was with him, so I knew he hadn’t run away. I asked him “is everything OK?” He wasn’t sure. Then I heard them talk about food and clothes and a whole bunch of other boring stuff. That’s where I zoned out and decided to have a little romp around the house with him.

It was rainy that first day, so we donned our matching raincoats and headed out for a walk. Leaving your mark is important when you’re in new territory…I worked hard at keeping up with Mr. N. Somewhere, we both ran out, but that didn’t stop us!Sage & Mr. NThe kitties had another take on this situation. They remembered the last time Mr. N spent the night. He chased Mystic and she gave him a ‘correction’. Now, Mr. N has a healthy respect for my kitties and steers far away from them. Even so, Mystic spent lots of time in places far away from this little ball of fur. 😃 I think if he stayed longer, she might get to like him!

Mystic

Today, Mom kept running in and out of the house–putting lights and stuff here and there. Then she dragged a tree in AND we didn’t even get to put our stamp of approval on it. What’s up with that??? Really, it was a bit boring.Under the tree

But we did our best to cope.Mr. N & Sage..sleeping

So, what is it like when another dog comes to spend a few days at your house?

My Thankful Day

I have a lot to be thankful for today–let me tell you why.

You know I get really hot with all that running and stuff and there’s almost always a mud puddle to cool off in.A mud bath

Or a river to swim inThe cleanup in the riverA ball meant to land in my mouthball catchingOceans to exploreAt the OceanMountains to be climbedHere I come!My friends

And most of all

IT’S MY BIRTHDAYBirthday Sage

I’m now 5-years old…Mom says it means I’m supposed to be all grown up. Frankly, I think that’s a bit over-rated.

We celebrated with a fun, fun trip to the coast with Mr. N, who gave me a Tuffy Mega Bone with not one, not two but 10 layers of indestructible material. I looooved it. And it’s still in one piece. 😀 Sage with new toyMore about this trip later, so stay tuned!!

 

Into a Maze

October means pumpkins and mazes and witches and goblins–I settled for pumpkins and mazes. Those other two are too skeery!

So, Mr. N and I took off to a pumpkin patch on Sauvie Island and what did we find? A maze!!Into the mazeInto the maze we went–what a lot of back and forthing! I was getting a bit dizzy. We needed a plan. Just ahead was a platform of sorts with a couple of scarecrows just hanging around. We climbed up…On the platform What did I see but another scarecrow way out over a sea of corn. And look at those trees behind it. Over to the right.  Scarecrow in the maze

SPOOKY!!Posing in the maze

So, on through the maze we went and finally tracked our way out. We did a lot of sniffin’–I think some of those witches and goblins had left their scent. 🙂

Then

I looked up

Mr. N! Get down!! What are you doing up there? Mr. N and Sage at Sauvie Island

Pshew, for a second I thought Mr. N was a goner.

Then, I saw a hole and looked throughSage at pumpkin patchand there was a cow train!

Mooo-ve it on out, cow!

Mooo-ve it on out, cow!

We ended up with a pumpkin or twoin the pumpkin patchand called it another fun day!

Hiking to Triple Falls

Hikes in the Columbia Gorge are some of the best, so Mr. N and I took advantage of cooler, drier weather and set off to Triple Falls.  But first a stop at 1000 Acres for a bit of water play.River playSince our ultimate destination was near Multnomah Falls, a stop at the Lodge for a bite of lunch was in order (we got a treat or two while the Moms ate). And, of course, we had to have a photo-op at the falls! We were on our best behavior and some of the tourists were ooohing and ahhing over us. 😀 Multnomah Falls

Then off to the trailhead. Our hike has finally begun!Triple Falls trailhead

This was one of the rockiest trails we’ve been on–I’m sure glad I have the footing of a goat! Mom had to pick her way over those rocks so she didn’t damage her knee again.A rocky trailThen we came to a washed out section of the trail that included these rather steep log steps. Coming back down, I was very careful to stay with Mom and not try to race down the steps. Some other hikers coming behind us said I was a very good dog. log stepsWe finally reached our destination–well worth the climb (elevation gain of 762 feet)!

Sage & Mr. N on the trail

So, what do you want to do next, Mr. N?

WW: A Marathon–Dog Style

Running at the river

                                                             The race is on!

Sage & Mr. N

                          Coming thru the back stretch–Mr. N is close behind

Coming in for a win

                                                             And the winner is……