“Elsa, Dear” is my endearment for this little lady. As hard-headed as she can be sometimes…othertimes she is my silent shadow, at my heels, head tilted to see any look, any sign that I give that might concern her. A hand reaching for my pocket may mean a treat for her. A whisper of ssssssss in any form sends her looking for and/or chasing the closest cattle. Jump, along, off, down, over, are her “agility” commands that may appear at any moment. Today on our walk, she was a shadow…bereft when I put her on a down/stay and walked back to take this picture. Oh, Elsa, Dear, you aren’t in trouble! You’re a Good Dog.