(flashback to our beaching in May)
Of course, since I did not turn to Elka and say the magical "Do you want to go in the car??" words, she doesn't know that our trip has been postponed. That's the thing about dogs, in a way; their anticipation is very immediate. Kids, they know their birthday (or Christmas or Halloween or whatever) is coming, and they get anticipatory and excited, so much so that the actual event becomes a letdown. Dogs, though they have a memory, live in the moment, and encourage us to
do so as well.
A little tennis ball time makes up for a multitude of sins. I noticed, after I uploaded these, that the tennis ball isn't all that visible. It's there, I assure you! Even if Elka is imaginative (who knew that dogs imagined things? I certainly didn't!), she doesn't tend to imagine a ball to chase.