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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Playing in the Wildflowers and a Shyla Pupdate

Shyla is still not 100% recovered from having bones in her GI tract but we've still been having fun in the wildflowers. The Horse Mint (a.k.a., "Bee's Balm") is taller than she is.

When I call her from behind the Bee's Balm, she chooses to leap over it to get to me. She must be feeling generally okay even though her GI tract isn't right yet.

She gets some serious hang time as she floats over top of it.

She landed gracefully.

And then she smiled very widely as she sprinted to me.
To help us not have a carcass make her sick again, we are taking a course on "recalls" so that I can learn to call her away from carcasses. We also bought her a "radio locator collar" called Marco Polo. The beacon that attaches to her collar is very small, and I carry a larger "receiver". The idea is that this will let me find her very quickly if she discovers a fresh carcass. The problem in the past was that I couldn't locate her even if she was only 100 yards away in the forest because of the dense trees and boulders. I've tested it out, and it works beautifully.

Here's to getting Shyla better and then keeping her healthy!


  1. Hari OM
    well bravo for Marco Polo! Though I do hope it doesn't have to get too much of a workout... YAM xx

  2. Marco Polo, what a fitting name for the beacon.And leaping through the flowers, beautiful.

  3. We just love Shyla's smile as she sprints to you☺ We hope that you are back to 100% soon, Shyla!

  4. We hope it is only a very short while before Shyla is 100% Shyla again. She still looks pretty darn happy to us.

  5. We hope sweet Shyla is all well soon and that locator sounds pretty cool!

  6. Do those flowers tickle your belly?
    Lily & Edward

  7. Shyla looks so beautiful surrounded in wildflowers!! Hope she feels all the way better soon!

  8. That first photo is so cute. Gave us a chuckle this morning.

  9. Shyla sure looks happy, and beautiful amongst the flowers. It sounds like you have a good plan in place so hopefully she doesn't get into that trouble again.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. We're all in favor of a heathy Shyla~!!!
    I love her smile in the last photo!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  11. Glad she is feeling so much better. Cool gadget!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. How nice you have found some ways to help keep Shyla safe! Hope she is all well very soon
    Hazel & Mabel

  13. Oh, this is good news! I likes that Marco Polo thingie! And I am keepin' my paws crossed you are 100% real soon gurl!
    Ruby ♥


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