All of your kind and generous words comforted me immensely yesterday. Moreover, through lots of research by me and a friend, I feel like I understand a little better what these "myoclonic seizures" are and where they may lead. Although there are terrible possibilities which we will need to rule out, it is most likely that they are the start of epilepsy. They may never become full "grand mal" seizures but they are not to be taken lightly. We are starting a medication tonight to try to prevent them, and we'll probably be heading to a specialist in the near future.
This morning was cold (40°F) and rainy - a combination that shocks my system at this time of year but that makes Shyla insanely happy. She can run as fast and as far as she wants without getting hot! In contrast, I had on fleece mittens and winter clothes but I was cold anyway. Ah well, at least Shyla was super happy.
Overnight, some aspens "popped" into their autumn attire. I can't wait to see them in full sunlight.
Shyla just wanted to run and run and run.
As we rode toward home with me hurrying because I was freezing, Shyla did zoomies in circles around me - and I was riding as fast as I could! What an incredible athlete she is!
It turned out that we came within a short time of crossing paths with a big bull moose who the Runner saw drink out of our bird bath and then mosey out of our clearing, using the same trail as Shyla and I were using to get back into our clearing.
Unfortunately, my trail cameras are generally pointed low because few of our animals are so tall. Thus, the one in our clearing photographed only the legs of the moose as he departed.
Just the other night, a big bull moose sauntered in front of another trail camera and stood in the most unflattering way. Try to ignore his hind end (ha, ha - too much detail there!), and look at those antlers. Until the past month, we've had only young bull moose in our neck of the woods. Now the big guys are here too! I really wish the moose in this photo had turned around so his head was toward the camera!!!!
Let me end with something other than the moose's hind end - here's another photo of Shyla in the amazing autumn colors today!