After seeing Rusty and K on their boulders yesterday, R insisted, absolutely resolutely, that he find a boulder to perch on last evening. He thinks that he's the King! What do you think Rusty? K says that she'll find an even better perch when her paw is better.
We noticed a stunning yellow leaf covered in melting frost.
Later, I took R for a short mountain bike ride. I honestly feel like I barely knew R before our recent re-bonding. From the outside, he appears to be a wildly rambunctious youngster who takes everything in stride. In fact, I've learned, he gets stressed out by lots of things, like changes in our routine or me talking crossly to him. He just expresses it in an odd way - he becomes more frantic in his whirlwind of activity. It used to frustrate me, making me feel like I was just on the verge of losing control of him. Now, I see him as a vulnerable little guy, who does best when I nurture him rather than order him around.
During a break in our ride, R and I played near our favorite viewpoint. He did a recall over a pinnacle with the glorious snow-covered peaks behind him. Oh, how I hope that K can sprint over that hill again some day!