Smokey of the smoke blue eyes.
Prior to today we'd met only once back in March 2019 when she came to my studio to participate in Part One and she was as sweet as she was nervous.
Today's meet up was a chance for Smokey and her human to reconnect with the local sleddie community so off into the woods we went - Smokey, Apex, Mary Kate, Roo and the humans.
Down, down, down the trail to the ocean inlet where the sea dogs (seals) splashed around in the water, then back up, up, up the hill with Smokey 'woo woo-ing' us if we stopped for too long. Apex trundled close to Deb and MK and Roo blew off some steam with some zoomies.
At almost 14 Smokey still showed moments of puppy-ness with her head tilts, digging in the dirt and her woo-woos. Under all that floof is a wee girl who's in her element in the woods and the quiet of nature. She's so much more loose and relaxed than the last time I saw her and that makes me so happy. She even took treats from me off the start - though she promptly dropped them until I was a few feet away. But that only lasted for the first few and we were soon friends. Of course, Mary Kate and Roo were on treat alert as usual, with Apex doing his thing by keeping his distance from me... or at least my camera.
I love that Kevin reached out and that Smokey will now have an expanded circle of people who are there to help her and Kevin along when they need it.
Thanks for the walk gang!