Charlie is my border collie. In 2012, my family gave me Charlie for Christmas. Although giving pets as presents is generally not a good idea, Charlie was (and is) the best gift I ever received.
A few days ago, we went for a morning walk near a favorite waterway. As I enjoyed the sunshine and Charlie busied himself by sniffing along the trail, just feet away this bird suddenly lifted its head into view. Accustomed to seeing ducks at this location, I was pleased to see this new visitor. Charlie looked over with mild curiosity.
We continued on our way, observing the recently flooded areas now re-opened. Charlie enjoyed the smells and the people we came across. I was amazed at how the waters were receding.
As we returned to the original waterway, we noted the aviary visitor had moved to the other side. Charlie took this as a sign that the water-bird was inviting him to sniff the area recently vacated. The bird looked over with mild curiosity.