But evidently today is Love Your Pet Day.
There are lots of things I love about Elka, obviously. Probably the one I brag about the most is just how darned smart she is. How much she understands, even as "just" a dog.
So of course, there's the flip side of that coin; I also love it when she's being adorably "dumb", because she is a dog and not a human. She knows part of of the story, has pieces of the puzzle, but can't necessarily put them all together.
I love her sweet face, and her "Did you see that?!" look, and just the way she listens and interacts.
And oh yeah, I guess I should mention I love her warmth! I mean that both literally and metaphorically. I love cuddling with her and her body heat on winter nights, and I love how joyful she is when anybody comes over, or when I come home from work, or just waking up in the morning!