Yesterday, I went out on my fat bike into a beautiful winter day with Shyla, and I had renewed appreciation for the amazing bond that has grown between her and me over the past seven years.
Shyla still has some mischief in her but I can mostly rely on her to stay by my side as I pedal through the world in glorious beauty like we saw yesterday morning.
She is, quite simply, "my Shyla". I know her so infinitely well and she knows me equally well.
And I am awed by how easily she navigates the world now, interacting with people and dogs along the way. I especially appreciate how far she has come as I watch our new puppy trying to puzzle out how to fit into the world.
Thank you, Shyla, for putting up with my impatience at various points along the path of your rehabilitation. Your heart is like a endless fountain of love. You have made me a better human.
Puppies steal your heart in an instant but the love of an adult dog is steadfast.
Many thanks to the LLB Gang for hosting the Nature Friday Blog Hop.