Isn't it amazing? They just hang there, looking like this!
All photos of Emerson now have a motion-inspired blur to them. He tends to have to speak his mind vehemently when told what to do. While this is kind of cute now, I keep imagining an 80lb Labrador talking back to me. Let us cross that bridge when we get to it.
To the left you see the spotted Luna-nose. I must confess: Emerson really does his commands pretty well. He is learning to wait for me to go through the door first. He waits for his food bowl. He is doing "leave it" now and then, though not consistently. He is learning "blanket," and does this one really well when he is NOT hungry. His 'sit' and 'wait' are becoming stronger every day. The only time he gets grumpy is when he cannot do what he wants, and I kid you not, he carries on quite vocally!
Now, besides painting and writing, I must (MUST) get going on doing yoga and walking and taking my supplements, and riding my bicycle and swimming, and whatever else I can dream up to move this body around quicker, with more agility and grace. This is my newest determination, and it goes well with a pup and Luna, both of whom thrive in the outdoors and love to do all of the above (perfect downward dogs!).
Here I go! In the morning.