The photo shows Skye bravely walking past the scary woodpile.
Wednesday afternoon I got out the chainsaw and cut down some small alder trees that were crowding the growth of some birch trees that were growing along the pond. I stacked them up in the pile so they could dry out over the winter.
Later in the afternoon all the people and animals in our household did a walk around the pond. When Skye saw the foreign woodpile she stopped dead in her tracks, planted her butt on the ground, and refused to move any further.
I was out in front of the parade and I called and pleaded with her to just walk passed the wood, but she would have none of it. Finally, out of frustration, I walked back toward her and stood in front of the stacked wood, then she rallied enough nerve to quickly shoot passed the terrifying pile of wood.
Once she was clear of danger, she seemed to explode with exuberance as her pent up fear turned into energy. As you can see in the photo, this morning having overcome her fear of the scary woodpile, she courageously walked right passed it without a second thought.
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