SageVenture

Sage Thinking

Servant Leadership,
Conservation,
Accountability,
Acts of Kindness,
Generosity &
Making a Difference

Welcome
Corps of Discovery

Past Postings
Handyman Extraordinar
February 21, 2019
 
Wood Badger, Nate Chavez
January 25, 2019
 
Gilwell Fellowship 2018
September 24, 2018
 
Peru Moot
August 19, 2018
 
GoFundMe has soared above $85k for Walter Carr
July 21, 2018
 
BP Fellowship, Mexico 2018
June 16, 2018
 
It Started with the
Dark-Green Twill Square Knot!

October 30, 2017
 
Swastikas in Scouting
September 27, 2017
 
31st APR Scout Jamboree 2017
September 24, 2017
 
Chris Hagerty, A True Scouter
August 21, 2017
 
Water Parks
July 8, 2017
 
I'm Glad I'm a Veteran
May 29, 2017
 
Antiquities of Egypt and Jordan
May 25, 2017
 
Two Winning Mission Patches!
March 30, 2017
 
A Worthy Certificate
March 19, 2017
 
Foster Father Takes Only Terminally Ill Children
February 15, 2017
 
Travel Ban
January 30, 2017
 
Ecuador Visit
January 14, 2017
 
Family
December 11, 2016
 
Here's to Your Health!  The Benefits of Hiking
December 4, 2016
 
Iceland Visit
November 30, 2016
 
Clean Water
November 28, 2016
 
Becoming Consumers of Good News!
November 25, 2016
 

Family Dogs!

ChesterMy wife, Barbara, brought home a Chihuahua puppy 16 years ago named Chester.  I had a wonderful dog already which I took on many of my scout outings, but my dog, Happy, was growing old.  Chester kept Happy as active as possible.  It was wonderful to see their interaction.  Today, we had to put Chester down after a wonderful 16 years.  He was not a typical barking Chihuahua, but one that would greet people nicely.  He was a sweet, gentle soul!  We miss him.

During the years we had Chester, my wife, a true animal lover, brought home two other dogs from an animal shelter.  Unfortunately, the dogs never really became friends, and because of old age medical problems, she eventually had to put them down.  Dogs do not live long enough is all I can add.

Black and ChesterWhen I first met my future wife, she was a cat person.  When I went on scout activities, I would ask her to take care of Happy, my dog.  After we got married (25 years ago), she took care of both Happy and her cats.  Soon after, she got a Chihuahua for her son but the dog ran out onto the road and was killed.  Happy and ChesterThinking that another Chihuahua would be appreciated by her son, she brought home little Chester.  Needless to say, Chester became our dog and an important part of the family.  And to Chester, I was the "alpha dog" and the leader of his pack.  That being said, my wife is now a confirmed dog person!  We miss both Chester and Happy very much. sadness "Dogs do not live long enough!"