We started trying to get out earlier in the morning, as it's getting uncomfortably warm for Shyla later in the morning. We rode in a couple of meadows, and the coyotes left us alone. I suspect that they've become used to seeing us in the mornings. In one meadow. we saw these magenta "Shooting Stars". I almost lay on the ground to take this photo with Shyla sitting right behind me watching for predators.
Shyla seemed happy this week, except for one night. She awakened us around midnight, and she could not settle down. She insistently licked our faces repeatedly. We tried taking her out - but that wasn't the issue. We began to think that she was having something like an anxiety attack. We gave her a short-acting anti-anxiety med prescribed for her by our behavioral vet - and I hugged her close until she relaxed and fell asleep. Has anyone else ever thought that their dog might be having a panic attack?
She was fine the next morning, galloping through the meadow and our new flowers!