I must say that R seems fabulous right now. His kennel cough is gone, his elbow doesn't hurt, and he is FULL of energy. I took him out on the deck to do his PT exercise of crawling under a tunnel of chairs, forward and backwards, and he barked the entire time out of sheer joy. A neighbor who lives a mile away says that she knows when R is doing his chair exercise because she hears the joyful barks.
I've been going through all of my 2017 photos so I'll share a few of my favorites with this post. It's amazing how much leaping into lakes the Duo did this summer!
I find myself wondering, when will I ever internalize the lessons that R teaches us? Today is what matters. In fact, this instant is what really matters. He tells me that with each bark of joy.
I think that playing in water may be when his joyfulness shines through the most.
R must have written the Noosa lid sayings - I have another one that I love because it reminds me so much of R.
He's taught his sister his lessons for living. She "lives life with the lid off" when we're out in the woods and mountains that she loves. Her brother is a huge source of confidence for her. She imitates his attitude a lot of the time.
The next step will be to take R to a specialist at CSU vet school in January but today's tests showed that we aren't dealing with a rapidly catastrophic situation. We may even be dealing with a couple of benign nodules!
Whew, we're happy about that. We can relax for the holidays. Thank you for all of your support!