Isabella and Sumo, my two mutts, exhausted (not for long though) after their bi-weekly 12 mile run up on the snow covered mountain. Do not believe for one moment that little Sumo can not keep up. He is the athlete, the one that runs ahead with unstoppable energy and tremendous excitement. I love how sweet and hardy Sumo is and that he never needs any special consideration or protection because of his size. As the Pretty Kitty looks on it gives me a rare chance to capture the three of them together in natural day light. Have you heard of an interesting study by researchers at Wofford College that showes a 5 year old Border Collie to manage, memorize, recognize and categorize more then 1000 words? It just confirms that dog's capacities are woefully underutilized.