In the evenings, we usually all do a short hike together. One day, it was just me and the Duo so I took a few photos of them in the falling snow. The bond between these two never ceases to amaze me. If I ask them both to lie down, they choose to be very close together.
R and I have continued to have a blast with nosework games. Although he learned nosework years ago, I'm slowly taking him through the easy stuff to help him remember the game and to build his confidence.
We've progressed to six containers. One of them contains a few q-tips with birch oil on them. R's job is to find that container. He tells me that he's found it by pressing his nose onto the top of it and holding it there. I say "alert", and then I give him a jackpot of treats delivered one-by-one to the top of the container.
I think that you'll be able to tell how much he loves this game from his happy body language and enthusiasm in the short video.
R's spirit is so upbeat and happy, even in the face of blindness and pain. He seems to forget all else when he has the chance to play a fun game, roll in the snow, or to share some snuggles with his sister or one of us. His spirit inspires me.
Happy Black Dog Sunday.