We awakened to smoke in the air, bring that edge of worry back. However, I couldn't see a fire anyplace nor could I find any news of a growing fire.
Colorado's Smoky Mountains...
K and I mountain biked this morning. She's growing happier each day despite the muzzle. I give her occasional muzzle breaks during each ride, like this one for a recall. From out of the darkness...
... and into the light.
We rode through aspen groves where every light ray glowed yellow and green in the sun's illumination.
And, my K posed for me with mountains and yellow leaves behind her.
A hillside of aspen trees had grown noticeably more yellow overnight.
In the midst of autumn colors, flowers still bloomed. A ubiquitous yellow flower...
It was a glorious ride because our world is beautiful beyond words.
When I returned, R made me giggle, yet again. He wriggled on his back while loudly snorting.
Then, he noticed he camera and gave it the eye and a snarly smile!
Tomorrow, R will be having an abdominal ultrasound. Do you think that he'll lie still on his back without sedation? Methinks not. He's having this ultrasound to start figuring out why he has a serious drinking problem. He's slurped tremendous quantities of water for his whole adult life but his drinking has recently skyrocketed to new heights. His initial tests showed that his urine was so dilute that we needed to start investigating the cause of his wildly obsessive drinking. The ultrasound is one step.
The best outcome would be that there's nothing physiologically wrong with R. Rather, he might have "psychogenic polydipsia". In other words, he's obsessed with drinking water. We already know that he's a crazy Lab so that particular diagnosis wouldn't be a huge surprise!
I hope that you all are having a peaceful day.