We had a stretch of days with almost no morning sunshine. I'd awaken excited to get out into the sun, and it would be a dull drab day. Flat and gray days make me feel the same way.
But then, the sun shined again on a recent morning. We sprinted up to a high plateau to stand in the sun's rays. I turned my face toward the sun to feel it's subtle warmth. I love the sun!!! It makes me smile.
It was cold so we didn't stay still for long. I called Shyla who accelerated toward me on a recall.
She is so beautiful to me, especially when she's glowing in the sunrise light and has her golden eyes pinned to mine as she sprints.
We couldn't play in the sun for too long because I had a spine appointment in town. It's a place where Shyla is welcome to accompany me. She and I received the greatest compliment in the waiting room. Shyla was sitting facing me, totally focused on me. Another patient said "Your dog is so attentive to you. Is she a service dog?".
I do realize that a dog in a medical waiting room is more likely to be a service dog than a dog on a trail... but I still was thrilled that her behavior lived up to a standard that would make someone ask that question!