Sunday, January 8, 2012

Birthday Girl

Today is Sage's Birthday. She is eight.



At one time I had lofty plans for Sage...she was going to be the next Super dog...or a great Sheep dog....or an amazing agility dog...however due to an injury those plans were thwarted. It seemed that the injury was going to be the end of her....but she is a fighter, it was slow going but in time she recovered. ( Mostly) 

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Even though Sage is unable to do a lot of things....she can't ride with me anymore...she'll never herd sheep and she'll never do agility she has managed to carve out a lifestyle that keeps her mind and body active and  alert. Her need to herd makes my heart skip a beat from time to time, however I let it go because I think she has to do it to stay happy and healthy.

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Would Sage have ever achieved my goals...who knows....I don't waste to much time on the what ifs. She will never get to be the next Super dog...... but what I do know is Sage is my Super dog, a wonderful companion, she loves me and she puts a smile on my face everyday.

8 comments:

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday Sage! She is the sweetest dog, and so much like her mama Reba. She sure likes that giant ball- I should get one, they won't be able to roll it under the horse fence.

fernvalley01 said...

Happy Birthday ! Super girl!

Sarah said...

sometimes our plans are not His plans, even for the critters. I was going to take Ella into the show ring and show the world how beautiful she is, but it didn't work that way. And now I can't imagine her having been happy like that, as she turned out to be rather shy and clingy. Sage is beautiful! I look at your pictures and think of the book I just finished about Rose, the boder collie mix. It was a great book!

MTWaggin said...

Happy Birthday Sage and a wonderful companion that puts a smile on your face is the BEST companion to have (human and canine).

IanH said...

The Border Collie is an amazing dog! I know, I've got one.

Crystal said...

She sure is a nice dog, even if the plans for her changed, thats okay too.

Prairie Ridge Performance Horses said...

Jess would like to wish her sister, Sage, a very Happy Birthday!!!

Emme said...

Lucky dog to have an owner that loves her for her. <3

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