These photos are so great. You guys keep full size versions of these right? When I see you in July, I want a copy. :-)
Why is it called a Sun Dog?
I'm not sure why they are called sun dogs, But after some very very intense research, thanks wikipedia, I found out that the scientific name is parhelion "beside the sun". Parhelia are solar halos or bright circular spots assc with reflection or refraction of the sunlight on small ice crystals.
You finally caught one! Hooray! Still thinking about the cookie pub/sundog mountaineering... one day.