Shyla does think that "chilling out" on the snow is great. When it's warm outside, she loves to flop on her side and cool off by lying on the snow.
I think that she might have enjoyed some snow breaks back when we were in the desert. In deep canyons, it was hard to believe but some snow drifts did persist in the desert! However, we didn't take our mountain bike rides in those canyons so Shyla didn't have the chance to flop in the desert snow.
It is hard to imagine that there was snow on the ground fairly recently at a classic desert site like this one - but there was!
The one migraine I had in the desert was interesting because I think that Shyla knew it was coming on before I did. About ten minutes before the aura started, Shyla seemed very concerned about me. She nuzzled me - but I didn't "get the message". So then she lay nearby, keeping an eye on me. Very soon thereafter, the crazy light show started (the "aura"). I immediately took my meds, and the actual headache wasn't too bad. However, I wondered if I might do even better if Shyla could tell me to take my meds even sooner. I'm planning to look into this idea.
|Shyla babysitting me just before my migraine aura
My headache didn't stop me from enjoying the sunset light (with dark sunglasses on). Ah - the light in the desert is so amazing! Here's R shortly before sunset. I tried to get lots of photos of him because he's going to be on "crate rest" for so long after his surgery.
And here's Shyla. Chocolate fur was made to glow in red rock desert sunsets!
Shyla is a very patient model during our sunset photoshoots, and she's paid very well in the form of treats!
I'm already looking forward to our next trip to the desert!