Aki is in a bad mood. It is not clear why. She barks at every vehicle and person she sees on the way up the Gold Creek valley. It can’t be a reaction to the weather. We should be enjoying this dry spell between storms. Yesterday’s storm stripped the leaves from the first cottonwoods to yellow and engorged the creek with fast moving white water. Tomorrow there will be more bad weather. Why can’t the little dog wait until then to share her negativity?