Even for head-strong dogs, learning to do the teeter-totter in agility can be scary. This summer, Shyla grew to love doing the teeter-totter by learning it a tiny bit at a time with my encouragement. Now, when she has her front paws on it, I have trouble preventing her from trotting straight up it because she loves it.
Together, day-by-day, we built that confidence one tiny iota at a time, and it's beautiful!
On other fronts, this has been a month of learning to accept that change is inevitable and learning to make the best of it. We had horrific floods, and I doubt that our world will return to "normal" in a year or even two. Yet, people are adapting and making the best of it.
Events like those of the last month truly show me that I want to seize each day - because I have no idea what will happen tomorrow.
As a relatively trivial example, look at this photo in a golden aspen grove that I took yesterday.
Some of our more protected aspen groves still have leaves. This photo is also from this morning. We adapted to the overnight change and visited a different spot. It was beautiful.