I recently had both halves of our Labraduo along for a mountain bike ride. I love the days when that happens. I come close to wearing out the shutter on my camera when R joins me and Shyla!
R was in prime form, with fiery eyes as he tried to win every recall race. You can almost read Shyla's expression - "What the heck is he doing? My brother is crazy!".
You may think that this photo looks familiar. In fact, a very similar photo graced one month of our 2018 calendar. I guess that R had to show that he hadn't lost a step or his hops in the past year. He took a huge flying leap to win the recall race in almost exactly the same way as he did it a year ago. His spirit is incredible.
When I got the two of them out into more open terrain, Shyla turned on her afterburners to easily win a recall race. Don't tell R but she is one of the fastest dogs I know. However, she often doesn't have the courage to run with all her heart. Look at her smile as she finally sprinted as fast as she could!
When we got home, R relaxed, looking very handsome when I woke him up to take his photo.
He's an amazing spirit, and I hope that he's around for a lot longer.