I still think of him as a puppy but he has been his own man since we got him. Always interested in the chase, the run, and the adventure. So for his birthday today, we left work a bit early and went to see if we could get up on top of Colorado real quick. We arrived at the Mount Elbert parking lot — I was the only car. Ugh, in this post-Dave Mackey era nobody likes to see that. So I was a bit skittish but the weather looked as good as it had all week. No snow until just above treeline. What was there was no big deal. The lower slopes were really clean. Deeper wetter snow on the upper slopes. Anyway, that didn’t matter to Ozzy — that is why he was there! Never seen a dog roll around so much then just run his ass off up and down a hill.