The biggest news is that R's blood test showed no signs of a heart hemangiosarcoma tumor. So, we're finished "hunting" for cancer for now. We'll wait a few weeks and hope that his blood spontaneously returns to normal. We feel optimistic that R will be fine.
This morning, Shyla and I were out on the trails before sunrise. It was dusky in the low meadow but then the eastern horizon brightened. Soon, the sun peeked over the eastern hills and bathed us in red light after we'd climbed up to a high point. Although Shyla is a dark chocolate Lab, her fur turns red in the sunrise light just like K's did.
Shyla is already amazingly good at keeping her eyes on me when we're on the trails. This was just after sunrise.
And, our little girl was the ringleader for playing among the dogs. At one point, the other three dogs in class were all chasing her in circles around the facility as she had a "zoomy fit". Everyone was laughing.
Yes, I am smitten. The future is bright.