Yesterday after the drama, I was walking from the kitchen to go to my office and as I walked by the stairs, there was Olive sitting in the sun. When I stopped to look at her she faced the upstairs and barked. Clearly communicating that something she wanted was upstairs.
Since the lighting was beautiful, I grabbed the phone and snapped a few. They turned out so nice. Sometimes, the opportunity that presents itself is better than the planned activity.
She persisted in her insistence that something was upstairs. I undid the gate and let her up and she immediately returned with her ball. Why her ball was upstairs is still a mystery, but she is much quieter now.
Olive is now 1.5 years old. I've had her a little over a year. What a year it has been. Certainly my life would be less complicated without her. But what I would have missed!
Here is a post from about a year ago with photos of her at 6 months. It was the same type of opportunity, she was sitting in the sun on the step and I happened to have my phone in my hand. She hasn't changed much at all.