Shyla is Hachi's pillar of strength. Right from the beginning, she behaved a bit like a mom to him. Given Shyla's tendency toward fearfulness, I was surprised to see how sensitive she was to him.
When they played together during Hachi's first winter, she usually let him win no matter what the game. When I called them both, Shyla would hang back to give him a head start.
That head start translated into a big gap between him and Shyla as they got close to me. Look at how hard Hachi was trying!
I think that Shyla's soft touch with Hachi is the reason why he trusts her completely. Their friendship is so strong and happy.
We haven't had a big snowfall yet this winter. I think that it will be even more fun at Labrador Valley where the pups can play without leashes during all of our hikes! I am looking forward to see them frolic in a real snowfall.
We love our Shyla. She is the sweetest being on Earth.