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.
Or a river to swim inA ball meant to land in my mouthOceans to exploreMountains to be climbedMy friends
Sage & Toby
I’ll play ball with you, Heidi.
Sage & Mr. N
She loves it–really
Sage & Macy
And most of all
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY
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. 😀 More about this trip later, so stay tuned!!
I asked Mom what this voting thing was all about. She said it’s our right to vote for the person or issue that will be the best for us and our country. And many bi-peds did just that yesterday–voted, that is. That sounded good, so I decided I should run for something. You know I love balls and mud and water and a whole bunch of stuff like that. So that’s my platform: More balls, mud and water. And I voted!
After all the votes were tallied, I WON.
Um, I guess I should say there was only one vote–mine! 😀
So, I will do my best to fulfill my promises so I can run again. And again. And again.This voting thing is fun!!
I’ve been so patiently waiting for Mom to come back so we can go to the river. Right then–right now! The closest one is the Willamette River, only a 10-minute drive from our house. I was even dreamin’ about playing ball there. (One of my favoritest things to do–along with cooling down in a river.)Not that my favorite-sitter-of-all-times didn’t take me for long walks, a trip to 1000 acres and lots of snuggles. She did. And I loved it. But I miss Mom when she’s gone…
And what happened when she came back? She said we can’t go to the Willamette River. Period. So what happened to ‘right then; right now’? Mooooom?
Mom: Unfortunately, the Willamette River is experiencing an unprecedented blue-green algae bloom that was found to be toxic. It is spanning the entire river flow through Portland up to where it meets the Columbia River. And we don’t know when it will clear up. With recent rains and cooler weather, hopefully it’ll be soon! Since there the possibility a dog can die within an hour after drinking water with this type of algae, we are staying far away.
I did get a reprieve from boredom finally with a trip to 1000 acres today. We don’t go there as often as it’s much further away. But when we do? Whoopee!!
So much for that ol’ algae smalgae. There’s more than one river to play in around here, that’s fur sure.
And now I’m happily asleep 🙂But ready to go again at the drop of a ball!
Contemplation is a serious business. There were a lot of things mulling around in my head…I know a lot of you wondered what it could be.
It wasn’t the duck that I thought I could out-swimOr those goslings trailing after their parentsBoy, did they let me know I’d better stay away!
Or the squirrel in my yard that forever taunts me.Or, even Mr. N, who challenged me to a game of Dog Trubble. I thought Finder would be a better fit….
No, it was becauseMom was gone.
To visit the Popstar.
But, then she came home!
I was soooooo happy.
This was my today.
While at the river, I met a really nice Golden named Bear. I was minding my own business, but Bear wanted to play. It requires a lot of concentration to dig the perfect hole, so I didn’t pay much attention to him. Bear chose another strategy. Here’s how it went:
Bear: If I can’t get you to play, Sage, I might as well join you in the hole digging game. I’ll dig up here.
Bear: Uh, Sage. Why isn’t my hole getting big like yours?
Sage: Well, if you want a proper hole, that sand has to fly! Would you like a lesson?
Bear: Wow! YES. Where should I stand?
Sage: You might want to get on the other side of me. 😀
Bear: It looks like you work close to the shoreline and let your hole fill with water. Why is that?Sage: The smells are better down here–not sure what it is, but it seems a bit fishy. And water’s good when you get hot from all that digging. Did you know I like mud puddles?Bear: That has to be one of the best holes yet. I can’t wait to work on one of my very own! Thanks for the lesson, Sage.