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Monday, October 1, 2012
It is that brilliant time of year that leaves me feeling as if Nature is putting on her grand finale before the long winter.
Shyla and I enjoy every morning out in the forest. She's getting faster and stronger by the day, and I love watching her romp.
Her fur with the yellow aspen leaves is the perfect combination.
Our bond is getting stronger by the day. She is so sensitive - I often feel like she is carefully observing me, trying to figure out what makes me tick. I can tell her - it's puppy dogs like her! Our trainer keeps commenting that, as Shyla is very slowly letting go of her fears, she's behaving like a younger puppy. On Saturday, we joked that she was acting like a 5 month old rather than the 10 month old that she truly is. I don't mean that in a bad way - I adore watching her explore the world and slowly find her confidence and happiness with the goofiness of a puppy.
R seems to be full of vim today, playing joyfully with his sister. I'll take that as a good sign. He romped through the aspens this morning. He's gone 24 hours without anti-nausea meds, and he still seems to be feeling good. Yay!
Now, it's time for our sunset hike... an event that is happening earlier every day.
We even see the moon rise at the end of the hike some days.
I saw so many moons with K, sitting quietly on what we now call "K's boulder"... but I can feel the start of a new era, one that K prepared me for.