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Monday, April 24, 2017

Monday Musings - Black Dog Love

One "side effect" of Shyla's time off from mountain biking when she was adapting to her new epilepsy medicine was that I had the chance to spend some wonderful time with R. It's been a while since I've mountain biked with him alone. I have to say that he's really matured into a wonderful mountain biking companion, always staying close and doing as I ask.

He gets impatient with photography pretty fast so I learned that I'd get one or maybe two tries at a given shot during a ride. That made me be very careful that I was ready when he started running! I love seeing him in front of our mountains with his ears up like a shepherd.

I also love seeing him gallop. His gait is so much better than it was before he had his major elbow surgery almost a year ago.

He loved galloping on the soft ground, and he looked so shiny in the dappled forest light.
Even after Shyla returns to normal, I think that I'll ask to take R mountain biking more often than I have over the past few years. It's hard to believe that he's nine years old because he's still so fit and able to run!

I love our black dog!

23 comments:

  1. I just adore that R! Reminds me of my Josey who was such an amazing athlete...

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  2. it's so great that R ca go hiking and biking with you... it's like one of this miracles what make life to a wonderful thing...

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  3. Hari OM
    sooooo handsome you 'R'!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  4. He's such a joy to see running in the wild of the mountains.
    I'm so glad he can run again.
    Happy Crazy Love,

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  5. He surely looks like he's enjoying it!

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  6. looking at R I still wonder even more why people will not adopt black dogs from the local rescues. a couple times a year they run a black dog special and cut the cost from 80 to 20 because they say no one wants black dogs. I just don't get it. love that shiny fur

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  7. It is so wonderful to see that fantastic R romp!

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  8. So glad the surgery and all the PT worked out so beautifully for R!

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  9. I'm so jealous you are able to get great pics of a black dog. I either get a silhouette on Elsa or a washed out over exposure. What are you shooting with?
    P.S. Love the Flying Dog shot. 🛩

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  10. That's great that he could step in and be a good bike companion while Shyla was 'off duty.'

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  11. Glossy coat, ears alert, and a wonderful companion.

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  12. He's so handsome and happy-looking!!!
    Cammie!

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  13. He looks so strong and athletic....I love that in a dog, especially when they are older!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  14. He is a fine specimen of an athletic dog!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. such a handsome happy boy!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  16. R looks so healthy and strong and happy!
    love
    tweedles

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  17. He looks SO much like our dear Annie that I just had to comment! Jackie

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