River has a thing about medals. Each one I bring home, without explanation, she approaches in the same manner she does her collar. That is, she walks toward me and lowers her head a little in order to have the collar/medal placed on her neck. The difference, with the collar she dances away preparing for a run, walk, play a game or take a ride. With any medal there is no dance. Instead, she sits, poses, and waits until I take her picture. After I take the picture, well it’s game on.
This one, in the photo below, was in my equipment bag, left there after a tournament last week. River watched me as I removed it from my gear to put it away. Before that could be done she had to have a picture. Following this picture, I had to chase her down to retrieve the medal which is now safely stored away.