This is a picture of Jackson that, to all of us, represents a successful day. If we do a solid hike, and/or some lake or ocean swimming, we can achieve this level of exhaustion and satisfaction.
Jackson has just started to mellow with age, has stopped chewing all of our stuff, and can even be trusted to hang out untethered in the yard. And he's the best hiking companion ever; he runs ahead but stops to check on everyone before moving on.
|smiling for his close-up.|
We just dropped him off to spend the next few days with his favorite dog-sitter, our friend Stephani, because he's not welcome in the beach and swimming areas at our campground. :(
Instead, he'll go hiking all day with Steph and snuggle all night. It's a tough life.