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"It's very simple. Dogs and cats and other talented animals have tails; their tails, with their thousands of flourishes, provide them with a wonderfully complex language of arabesques, not only for what they think and feel and suffer, but for every mood and vibration in their feeling tone. We have no tails, and since the more lively among us need some form of expression, we make ourselves paintbrushes and pianos and violins..."

Hermann Hesse

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sage's First 5K for Charity!

This past Sunday we got up early and headed up to San Francisco for the annual MMRF (Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation) 5K walk/run event (3.1 miles).

The race starts on Marina Green and takes us along the bayfront in Chrissy Field - a lovely venue. Generally I do the run and Moe the walk. This year Sage got to be our official canine entry.

From the time he was a very young puppy Sage been very other-dog reactive; easily over-stimulated by others. Consistent attendance in obedience/rally classes has really helped him learn how to behave around other dogs. This event was a real test, as there were quite a few. He did better than we expected and was a great little corgi ambassador. Growing up has helped too. Can't believe he's already 1.5 years old!

At one point a little girl, age six or so, gave him all kinds of attention. He smiled, gave kisses, rolled on his back and solicited tons of belly rubs. Once again, I was reminded of how wonderful it is to have a dog that spent his first ten weeks with a toddler! He had absolutely no fear or hesitation and she was able to pet him to her heart's content.

Sage did the 5k easily, acting like it was a walk around the block. But when he got home, it was time for a serious nap. Moe felt the same way so they curled up together.

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