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Tribute to Sasha 
Mar. 12, 2010 5:23 pm 
Updated: Mar. 30, 2010 9:29 pm
I wanted you to meet Sasha...or Sausage, Cream Cheese, Sash, Sauce, Little Hound...we have a ton of nicknames for her. Sasha came to live with via our old neighbor, Bill. She was about 10 weeks old when we started babysitting her. Bill was a contractor who sometimes worked nights and if he didn't take Sasha with him, she howled super loud and it echoed through our place!! Not nice when you have to get up at 5 am to get ready for work and it's 10-11 at night! We offered because Puppa liked to play with her. Well, she got so used to us and she got just as spoiled as Pup so, naturally, we broke Bill's dog...he was a great sport and his wife didn't care for Sasha, so Bill asked if we would mind just keeping her...and I didn't mind at all! The times we've had with this little dog!! When she cut her leg out back and had to have stitches was the first time I started learning what a great group of people there were on the recipe exchange here on AR..oh the memories...when I put my glasses on one Sunday morning and went to push them back on my nose and wound up poking myself in the eye because Sasha had got them and got the lens out and hid it! I thought I was going to have to shell out some bucks on that ordeal, but we found the lens in the middle of her blanket and until I could get new glasses, I made do with little poke holes in the lens.

She's so certain that she is going to miss something important, I call her Nosy Rosy...
Inquisitive little thing!

Bill told us she was lab/sheltie, but I'm not so sure...I think she's part fox with those ears...I wish they'd pick up HBO!

This is Sasha and her "baby" she got for Christmas...she played with that thing and slept with it until big brother ate it!

She super spry. She can jump on anything...agile!

Here she is sporting her new pink collar and purple name tag...she's all girl!

And this is her modeling her pink shirt...She looks like she's up to something, FOR REAL!!

She can sure kick big brother's butt in a race! She loves to go run out in the woods and...

play with brother in the creek.

She's my little travel buddy. Everytime I would have to take Bob back to Eastern Washington, we'd put Pup with a sitter and take Sasha along...this is her on the ferry from Bremerton to Seattle! We love our little Sausage Dog!!

Mar. 12, 2010 5:33 pm
Awww! Blog of the day! I love it! Great story, too! Marley says HELLO, "Arf, Arf" to Sasha and her Bubba! Sending my Hugs to you and Bob!
Mar. 12, 2010 5:36 pm
hugs right back atcha, Cindy!!
Mar. 12, 2010 5:45 pm
Awww, I love Sasha! She is so cute! What a great gift from your neighbor - does he know what he gave up??
Mar. 12, 2010 5:48 pm
I don't think he did...I sure did...she's a treasure!
Mar. 12, 2010 5:51 pm
I can't even imagine my life without a couple dogs, a couple cats and I can't leave out the iguana!
Mar. 12, 2010 6:18 pm
Sasha is a doll-baby! You can just see the glint in her eyes! Bessie would love to meet her!
Mar. 12, 2010 6:34 pm
Sasha reminds me of my dog Kodiak. Funny mix too. His mom was a pomperian and his dad was rottweiller. Can you say OUCH!! Love your blogs. Dogs are part of the family aren't they. They all have their own peronalities
Mar. 12, 2010 6:46 pm
I have seen SashaSaucyCreamCheesySausagedog's pics on your profile page and thought she was probably a very special dog. She sure is lucky to have found you and your family! I am sure that she, and her big brother will be a great source of comfort for you in the months to come. Thanks for sharing her story WW!
Mar. 12, 2010 7:01 pm
It seems when you rescue a dog, they know it. Sasha is a very lucky girl! I know my little Vern woudl have loved to play with her. I found him at the side of the road, just dumped off in the desert in the middle of August, when he was 2. Had him 18 years and had to put him to sleep a year ago. I know they would have been great pals.
Mar. 12, 2010 7:03 pm
I love that cute lil' Sasha doggie face! Please give her a big hug from me!
Mar. 12, 2010 7:40 pm
I just love your Sasha. GREAT photos and interesting story about her! She looks like a space alien with glowing eyes! Love that. Wow, she is a big girl and queen of the picnic table! LOL. Nice your two dogs get along so well. Our precious dog is named Sasha also and she loves to go for rides in our car and walks at the park and shopping at PetsMart (of course!)! We have a blenheim (red and white) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she does not have a mean bone in her body! But, leapin’ lizards! The last couple days, the warm weather has brought out those fast little green beady-eyed reptiles here in Central Texas, and they drive our Sasha crazy! They like to ‘hang out’ outside my office window on the bushes or really tease Sasha by sunning themselves ON the window screen… and they "stare" at each other!! Good grief. ~~ I would be interested if anyone has a TNT recipe for either “Baked Lizard Fillets Dijon” or “Poached Lizard [on toast points] with Hollandaise Sauce.” lol (sorry Mother Ann, but these lizards are not at all like your pet Iguana!) ~ Thanks for introducing us to your pretty girl Sasha!
Mar. 12, 2010 7:46 pm
Oh! Cactus Rose! You 'found' your dog abandoned in the dessert! wow. He KNEW he had a true loving home with you. Eighteen years is a long time, but never long enough. Don't know what I'd do without our dear dog. Sorry to hear you lost him last year.
Mar. 12, 2010 7:47 pm
She's actually not all that big, she's about 30 pounds, and 2 years old, so I think she's all done growing...and most of the time, I think she IS an alien!!
Mar. 12, 2010 7:59 pm
ha! alien. love that. She is slim and trim and so stylin' with her pink collar and shirt! My Sasha has a pink hooded sweater and a winter red coat with a black fur collar. Too cute, but doesn't wear them often. Yeah, your girl is still young. They become 'real dogs' at about 3 years old (our Sasha is now 4 1/2 years old but still acts like a puppy at times!).
Mar. 12, 2010 8:02 pm
When you turn your clocks ahead an hour tomorrow night, let's see. does that mean it will be "lighter" longer, in the evening? So confusing. We have a million clocks to change.
Mar. 12, 2010 8:07 pm
I was thinking, after you change your clocks tomorrow, it will be nice to have more light in the evening out there in the woods near your house WW! You have beautiful sunsets there. So peaceful.
Mar. 12, 2010 8:09 pm
WW, love your blog. I especially love the picture of your two dogs running down the road. They were all good, but that is a special one!
Mar. 12, 2010 8:42 pm
She's just beautiful! I just want to give her a big hug and a kiss!
Mar. 12, 2010 9:08 pm
My awesome adopted Shih-Tzu (I hate them, but not this one) has a baby too. My doggie is so smart that he knows the names of all his toys. We have Baby, Squeeky, Sheep, and Bone. Baby and Squeeky are his favorites and have been through hell. Baby has had many operations and Squeeky doesn't squeek anymore. Squeeky is an ice cream cone. LOL.
Mar. 12, 2010 9:11 pm
My two girls - cats, BigShot and Lulu, said to tell you she could visit them anytime cause she looks like fun. As usual your photos are great.
Mar. 13, 2010 4:25 am
Mrs. S, no offense taken with the request for lizard recipes! LOL! The iguana is actually my son's but I am the "Iguana Mama" while he's away at school. Paulie is pretty lazy - he just lays around in his hammock until I bring him a plate of mango or spinach. Those are his favs. Anything else he waits for me to close up his cage and leave the room before he leaps down to eat. Not those! He barely waits for me to get the food in his dish. WW: I didn't think of this the 1st time I looked at the photos, but the one of your dogs in the water is almost identical to one we have of our 2 girls in the creek in our yard! My hubby was standing on the bridge and looking down at them - our creek is not quite as deep and there are more rocks, but same concept! Neat!
Mar. 13, 2010 5:48 am
Hey, WW! She looks lab/Malamute in some photos -- maybe even part wolf. What a beautiful girl! So glad you rescued her!
Mar. 13, 2010 5:49 am
Very much a family dog! What a cutie!
Mar. 13, 2010 5:56 am
Mother're right, I've used some of the photos on other blogs. Some are first timers, such as the dogs running down the road and playing in the creek. Right now, Sasha's big brother isn't feeling too hot...we've been up and down with him all night...Dad probably fed too many cookies, which is normal!
Mar. 13, 2010 5:58 am
Sure is, cowgrl! Although, probably not "felling" but "fell"!
Mar. 13, 2010 5:59 am
sparkytoo...she's just too small to be part malemute, she's only 30 lbs. We are starting to think maybe whippet with how skinny she is!
Mar. 13, 2010 7:38 am
Aww, she's too cute with those big eyes and perky ears. Did she ever get a new 'baby'!?
Mar. 13, 2010 8:38 am
oh, every week she gets a new baby!
Mar. 13, 2010 9:13 am
LOL Mother Ann! The only thing I would hate more than our little green lizards would be to eat one!! Ugh. And, my "recipe" request for lizards on a recipe exchange website was just my weird humor, I guess (especially reference to a "lizard fillet", which would have to be done under a microscope?! lol). Just wait. The little frogs will be "out" soon and hopping around after it rains. Oh, that's just great. (Our dog Sasha likes to 'chase' THEM too! What a life!)
Mar. 13, 2010 9:43 am
Mrs. S - I did get your humor, I like it!! :-D My Suzy (the black dog in my pic) is afraid of ladybugs! One was in my dining room yesterday and the cat was chasing it. Suzy went over to check it out and she was afraid of it! Hard to believe she's a hunting dog -she's afraid of so much; just not gunshots or ducks luckily!
Mar. 13, 2010 2:26 pm
Love the tribute!!! Our little crumb snatcher Prue says WOOF WOOF to Sasha!! Keeping in our thoughts.!
Mar. 13, 2010 3:32 pm
WW, i finally have decided that you are my doggie-pal companion! I absolutely adore how you love these dogs.... My two Dogs, kona and makai both give her bigs hugs.... nice blog! --cozy
Mar. 13, 2010 3:45 pm
Love the dog blog! The picture of your two dogs running down the road is adorable. Thanks for sharing, I love a great dog story, it makes my day!
Mar. 13, 2010 4:41 pm
How cute is she!!! Love the blog & the pics are special..
Lee B 
Mar. 15, 2010 4:17 am
Funny how a lot of people that rescue animals,think WE are the ones doing the "favor" when in reality they are the ones that "grace" "our" lives.Beautiful children!;)We've had corn snakes as pets,but I draw the line with the lizards.When I lived in SC, I opened the mailbox-one jumped out. I never screamed or jumped so high in my life!!Thanks for sharing this part of your life with us.
Lee B 
Mar. 15, 2010 4:19 am
Forgot to say our Sassy sends doggie kisses your way!
Mar. 15, 2010 6:32 am
I'm not sure I if I would really call Sasha a rescue dog or not...we didn't really rescue her, she just wanted to hang out and not leave. She chose us, not vice versa! But she is a welcome addition to our family and I wouldn't trade her for anything!
Mar. 15, 2010 10:21 am
good morning miss WW! I'm having a peice of leftover lasagna for breakfast! lol. love the dog story, she's lucky to have a home with you guys. xoxo have a great least it's not raining!!
Mar. 15, 2010 10:37 am
OMG! Jess...that sounds like heartburn waiting to happen..LOL! Do you have the sun out over on your side of town?? It's starting to come out over here!!
Mar. 15, 2010 9:52 pm
I loved the story of your dog and all the pictures. One of them bothered me though. My mother had a dog tied out near a picnic table and the dog loved to jump up on it like your dog but one day he jumped over the wrong way and we found it hanged itself after we returned from school. Not a criticism of you but just a heads up.
Mar. 16, 2010 5:15 am
What a beautiful baby. I loved the pictures. I lost my long time furry friend last fall, "my Sasha". She was a Shepard, Collie, Chow mix and was my constant companion for over 12 years. I have recently adopted a new friend, Weimeraner/Doberman named Bella and though she can't replace the memory of Sasha, we are building new memories of our own. Those rescues are the best.
Mar. 16, 2010 6:01 am
My dogs aren't outside unless I am and I am happy to report that them being on chains are a thing of the past, we built them a fenced in area yesterday, although not very big, it's better than the chains! I worried about that myself...that's why they were never unsupervised outside!
Mar. 16, 2010 6:06 am
Not to mention the fact that if you've ever put 2 big dogs outside on a sandy patch of ground...I could have a swimming pool dug in no time!
Mar. 16, 2010 6:13 am
The pics of the road & creek remind me of 2 kids playing and having a great time. What would we do without furry kids in our lives?
Mar. 16, 2010 6:30 am
Life would be absolutely dull, Cat Hill! I forgot to mention in that blog about the time that Sasha ate 10 cranberry muffins! OMG! The time I had with that....I think she had a swollen colon for a few days...ROFLOL!
Mar. 16, 2010 6:55 am
What a cute blog. Sasha looks like a wonderful friend!
Mar. 16, 2010 9:57 am
OMG!! Why do they do those things to us? LOL!!! But you're so right Life would be incredibly dull. I think I've got "What's for dinner Mom?" still laughing from my latest furred child escapade email I sent her. What would we do without them?!
Mar. 16, 2010 10:04 am
Your blog made my day!!!!!!! Her face is beautiful!!! God gave us pets so we can experience heaven on earth. Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
Mar. 16, 2010 10:29 am
makes me think of the golden retriever i had that died a few years ago
Mar. 16, 2010 11:15 am
Very nice blog WW!! Sasha reminds me of my little Rosie. She's all about the food. LOL Anybody's food, anytime, anywhere!! Rosie is a little thing also and has the VERY SAME SHIRT!!! Love Receiver !! She doesn't much care for pink.
Mar. 16, 2010 11:50 am
LOL...Yep, that's what Sasha says!
Mar. 16, 2010 11:51 am
*should be Sasha's shirt!
Mar. 16, 2010 6:19 pm
Awww, Sasha sounds like a great dog! It's amazing to me how having a dog is so exactly like having a kid- they really are our babies, aren't they?
Mar. 16, 2010 6:37 pm
The only difference I would think is that if a kid is into something, at least they can tell you what it is!!
Mar. 16, 2010 8:35 pm
I usually don't look at the blogs on here, I just came across Sasha on the side of the page while looking for a recipe, she is just adorable. her name and her face remind me of my Sasha (my moms sasha too) Who just passed away this past year, and the pic of her and her baby almost bring me to tears because my Sasha had her baby too(a moose), which I still keep to this day right at my computer. I just wanted to comment on her pictures, and the story..great stuff! :)
Mar. 17, 2010 7:00 am
I, too, was looking for a recipe and saw on the sidebar the 'tribute to Sasha'. What a sweet dog and a great story!
Mar. 17, 2010 7:01 am
I forgot to add my blog link. Come visit. I paint FOOD! Just Painting
Mar. 17, 2010 12:05 pm
I don't post much on AR but I just had to say this was totally cute!
Mar. 17, 2010 12:12 pm
I somehow missed this post but I love it! She looks like a sweetie! I ADORE the photo of the two of them running together....that could be a photo on a greeting card or something! I'd hang it on my wall for sure! :)
Mar. 18, 2010 7:41 am
Adorable photos! I have a mix dog too and always wondred what she is...husband got me a dog DNA test for Christmas and now I know!
Mar. 18, 2010 7:43 am
Hi! Love your doggie. She is a special pooch. I had four cats who let me live with them in my house. I was very lucky for them to have me. So nice to see animal lovers. We need more of them. Many loving animals need a home to be their special place.
Mar. 18, 2010 7:54 am
If I could take all the abandoned or abused animals in, I would! Except snakes, someone else can take those...I didn't know there was such a thing as a dog DNA test, Barbara...gonna have to check that one out because I am so curious as to what Sasha actually is, because some breeds are predestined for different ailments and it would be nice to have a heads up on that.
Mar. 18, 2010 8:05 am
Mar. 18, 2010 8:32 am
How lucky Sasha is to have a family like yours!!! Dogs are very special and will play their love up!!! Enjoy!
Mar. 18, 2010 8:53 am
Awww, this is such a heartwarming blog. Thanks so much for sharing your Sasha with us. Barbara K - my BF got me a doggie DNA kit for Valentine's Day for my own little Sasha dog. I can't wait for the results to come in!
Mar. 18, 2010 9:41 am
Love your dogs AND your blogs! Sending good thoughts your way, today!
Mar. 18, 2010 10:13 am
Aren't dogs great!.. I only wish I hadn't waited so many years to find that out; now I don't know what I'd do without ours! :)
Mar. 18, 2010 11:18 am
Love the photos of your Sasha, thank you so much for sharing.
Mar. 19, 2010 2:28 pm
What a beautiful story. I too have a "Sasha", an eleven year old Chow Chow with a mind of her own. Best to you and Sasha :)
Mar. 19, 2010 3:51 pm
What a great dog! =)
Mar. 19, 2010 4:59 pm
Oh Witchy! She is beautiful! I had to laugh when you commented on her big ears! Every one calls my Rusty a dingo because of his! They are narrow and ridiculously long...and ofcourse they stand STRAIGHT up on top of his head! Give Sasha a good behind the ear scratch for me! :-)
Mar. 30, 2010 9:29 pm
She is beautiful. Love those ears. I have three beautiful dogs, 1 chihuahua(PD), & 2 daschunds(Rory & Keeta). And I love them so much. We lost my best friend & baby girl, Sugar, 2 years ago, just shy of 11 yrs. I still cry to this day, miss her so much. Cherish them while you can.
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I've been married to my husband for almost 10 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state about 30 miles Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight series. First, I am a food writer. My blog is called Baked Lava and I'm currently cooking my way around the world, a meal from every country and territory and lots of original recipes. I feature my original recipes in a monthly column for our local newspaper. I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my container garden and the community garden that I've helped get started. My garden passion is growing rare heirloom tomatoes. I admin several garden groups on Facebook. I love to create new recipes. I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety. I am a multiple prize-winning nature photographer. I am also a professional cook and work in the food industry and continue to further my education with every opportunity that comes my way.
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I don't have really a favorite thing to cook, per say...I'm not afraid to cook anything. I've recently taught myself how to can and make bread. I still have no great love of making cookies. I'm getting very well-versed in worldwide cuisine, as I'm cooking my way around the world. I love to create new recipes and rarely, anymore, do I have one that flops, but it does and will happen...the road to hell was paved with good intentions, or so they say. My favorite cuisine in this worldwide culinary adventure has been, so far, Belgium...fantastic food! I also am partial to Vietnamese, Korean, Azerbaijani and Hungarian cuisine...and Middle Eastern food kicks @ss!
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My favorite family cooking tradition is the weekly international meals that I prepare. The tradition is that my blog readers choose what country they would like to see from week to week and I cook an entire meal for 4 people with a budget of $20. Right now I am in the middle of my "Austerity" project where we are solely eating from the freezers and really have to creative to do this and I am making up recipes as I go...I have used a few AR recipes and credit back to them, though.
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I've had several of my original recipes published. I've had my blog featured in a magazine. I now write a monthly food column based on my blog for our local newspaper. I am a Food Buzz featured publisher, I'm on PetitChef, RecipesUS and Foodista among many, many other cooking websites. I guess it's safe to say that due to my cooking, I have now ventured into the world of food blogging and into a smaller group of us fellow global food bloggers and I've made some amazing friends. I've recently had several recipes published in a co-op cookbook of international food bloggers.
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