Shyla and I have started getting out into the world early enough to (almost) see the sun rise. This ritual is part of how I stay happy through the short days of winter.
Our new place is in a valley (hence the name "Labrador Valley"), and it really is cold here early in the morning. It is below zero many mornings. But, all that is needed to warm up is to pedal up the hill out of the valley. Not only do I generate heat but we also get up into the warmer air!
Up higher, the sun hits the world much earlier so that's where we do a photo session. Here's my girl. She is keeping her eye on things down in the valley.
She's a fabulous model, staying still until I release her. I love when she opens her eyes wide. When I release her, she loves to find a stick for gnawing.
It's fun exploring our new land, searching for the best places and light to photograph Shyla. There are still a zillion places to explore, and we're gong to have fun doing it.
During our morning outings, I am often overcome by gratitude that this sweet and sensitive dog loves exploring the outdoors as much as I do.
Happy Shyla Saturday.