Shyla and I stood together as the sun peeked over the eastern hills one morning this week.
Then, we entered the forest that I love so much. I adore how the sun lights up selected pine trees in the forest at sunrise, and of course, how it shines on my Shyla.
Shyla flashed me a difficult-to-interpret look as I snapped a photo.
Soon, we headed up higher to where we can see the mountains with no obstructions. Hug Hill is so glorious in the morning but also so cold when the wind is blasting off of the Divide. That wind out of the west was why the clouds were so beautiful but it also meant that my fingers went numb while taking this photo.
On a more serious topic, after much deliberation and research, we've decided to try a daily medicine to reduce Shyla's anxiety. I'd love if we could get rid of the worry that still colors how Shyla sees the world and even prevents her from doing some things. She's starting at a low dose, and we'll see how it goes. The biggest worry, as with any epileptic dog, is that it might increase her seizure frequency. Based on my research and the vet's advice, I think that the odds of that happening are low which is why we are trying this.
What a special dog Shyla is. We want her to be as happy as she possibly can be.