Our Black Dog is such an utterly trusting guy. He cannot see anything yet he trusts us with his life whenever we take him outside. We lead him through a veritable obstacle course of rocks, roots, trees, and bushes. He does sometimes refuse to walk on very rough trails but he's more than happy to follow us through pine forests and meadows.
His trust and resilience are the keys to his happiness in this chapter of his life. He's lost many abilities but he doesn't dwell on that. Rather, he finds his happiness in what he can do. He never refuses an invitation to go outdoors with us. His runs and walks seem to feed his soul. And having him with us on our evening hikes feeds our souls.
Happy Black Dog Sunday. We are so lucky to have this dog in our lives.