This is a picture of Cosette on our walk yesterday.
She spent most of the day following me around, trembling and trying to climb into my lap, because they’ve been blasting next door. We live between a gravel quarry, and some place where they test various explosives and whatnot. Sometimes it’s loud here. And the dogs don’t get used to it. Especially Cosette.
But this shot was immediately after she chased a big coyote through the woods, away from me, my other dog Leaf, and the two cats who were with us. You can tell just by looking at her that she was pleased to have been our protector.
She doesn’t like the big scary noises, but when push comes to shove, and there’s a coyote in our path, she’ll take care of us.