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!!

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?

WW: Shoppin’ Vignettes

 Nothing like a mani/pedi to get ready for a shoppin’ trip! A girl needs a little pampering now and then, don’tcha think?

Um,, Mom. This is nice, but there’s no treats here…

I think he likes me! >3

On to the next store and what happens???  I got a big monkey hug!  I think he likes me….

💘 😍

This dog doesn’t smell right. I think he’s stuffed…

I bow to the almighty stuffed dog in the cage--JUST DON'T PUT ME IN THERE!!

Thank goodness for that–I think there’s a treat under this cage.

At the end of the day, I wanted to give back to all the great workers in the stores we visited. So, I offered my services.

Can I help you?

May I help you?

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!!