K and I took a hike up high on the day before her birthday as a way of celebrating our years together.
I was elated that she was able to be climbing the rocky slopes with me for, one year ago, she was having a toe amputated. She seemed to feel fabulous right from the start. When we were still down in the land of green and red vegetation, she sparkled, ready to climb high.
I forgot everything else as I reveled in the autumn color of the tundra and K's reddish chocolate fur.