When the alarm goes off in the morning, Shyla starts thumping her tail. I often snooze for a little while after the first alarm, and she just keeps wagging her tail, so full of happiness and optimism for the day. She makes me smile - because she is irrepressibly excited to start the day!
Back when I had my last surgery in 2010, a 3-level spinal fusion in my neck, I used a bobcat as my symbol of courage and thriving. I think that I'll do that again. This one visited our clearing the other night. Thank you, Mr. Bobcat.