Early this morning, a bobcat, who looks like the youngster who has visited our clearing, padded cautiously along a hogback.
This morning, K and I hiked out into frigid air. Her paw seems the same as two days ago - the lump still juts out, there's still fluid under the skin distal to the lump, and she licks the lump on and off but not obsessively. She doesn't limp when she hikes so the vet said to let her continue to gradually increase her hiking distance. I'll be talking with the vet tomorrow about the next step to figure out what's causing the lump. I can feel the power of everyone's assertions that "it is a bruise!" - and I think that's still a possible outcome.
This morning, K looked radiant in the rising sunlight. I know that I'm biased but I am unabashedly awed by her beauty, especially when she peers into my soul with her golden eyes.
Yesterday, I felt pessimistic about K ever returning to mountain biking because the vet thinks that the remaining toes on her surgically altered front paw are already riddled with arthritis. After seeing her joyfully run today, I felt a glimmer of hope that we'll do some limited biking together in the future. You were all right about the photo yesterday - it's both a memory and a goal! Thank you!
Since it was an illicit romp and recall, I have no photos of K in action. I have the feeling I'll have more opportunities for action photos of K...
We thought that we might actually get some snow like so many of you have enjoyed. However, the storms keep dodging us. It was supposed to snow both yesterday and today but it didn't. Instead, we were given the gift of blue sky and icy air! I'm not complaining.