I think this is one of my favorite Simon photos. Maria took it as we returned from a long walk in the woods together. I don’t think Simon had ever had a chance to walk in the woods in his life, he was bewildered at first, then warmed to it.
It was one of the sweetest animal experiences in my life to see him so happy, sniffing and staring in wonder; his universe suddenly and radically expanded. Thanks to all of you who loved him so much, I was convinced he felt that.