My head wasn't hurting this morning, although I still had that fuzzy brain that the migraine medicine gives me. Shyla seemed determined to make me smile. When I called her even half-heartedly, she sprinted to me, leaving a trail of snowflake dust in her wake.
I've finally figured out that Shyla deals best with the swarm of dogs if I get on the ground next to her and help protect some of her personal space. Today, it worked really well, and their human commented that it was the first time that she'd ever seen Shyla's golden eyes. Shyla usually averts her face so none of them can really see her.
Later, by myself, I saw the elk up-close who we'd been avoiding on our hike. By that time, it was snowing very hard. All eyes were on me at first.
It has been a good day so far. I've been able to enjoy Shyla's small triumph with the dog pack and to enjoy seeing the elk. One day at a time.
P.S. Thank you for all the suggestions about my migraines. Your caring means the world to me. I tried to buy one of the electrical stimulation headbands that the FDA just approved (suggested by you) but there are none available yet in the US. Soon, I hope.