Sage was the kind of dog who would do anything that was asked of her, and who was constantly on the alert to see what might be asked next. Day or night if I chanced to look over at her, the odds were that she had her eyes on me. If I could explain what I wanted, she would do it. I could trust her in any situation, and felt privileged by her trust in me.
Sage did everything with intensity. Whether she was searching, playing Frisbee, playing Flyball, snuggling, or greeting a friend, she was heart and soul into the activity. I loved her focus, good will, quick intelligence, expressiveness, warmth, sense of humor, reliability, enthusiasm and drive.
Sage worked searches throughout the state of California, the last only a month before she died from Lymphoma. She was an exceptional search dog and a great friend.