Sunday, May 18, 2008

Now That's Real Love

It is amazing to me how my little dog, Sweetie, seems to know I've had surgery. It is her habit to want to be in my lap when I'm sitting in the recliner. We have a routine in which if I pull up a throw that I have over my legs, that is her signal that it is ok to jump up in my lap. Usually, before my surgery she would land feet first on my stomach and then settle herself down comfortably.
When she and I first came home, she didn't even ask to come up and sit on me, she instead settled on the rug nearby. As the weeks have passed though she decided I was healed enough for her to be in my lap but no longer does she land on my stomach, she jumps up on the edge of the seat and very carefully, without stomping on my tummy settles up on my lap and lays against me very gentle like. How does she know? Well, she just does. That's all.

4 comments:

Aisling said...

That's so sweet. I'm sure that somehow she does know. Our six year old cat in the last few months started grooming and mothering our 13 year old dog, who is slowing down and showing some signs of aging. It is as if Tiggy, the cat, knows that Maudie could use a little nurturing. Pets are a real comfort; I'm glad Sweetie is there with you.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Aisling, they really are amazing, aren't they? We could learn a lot from them, us mere humans.

Chellie said...

Dogs are soooooo great that way. I'm looking forward to Hannah taking care of me soon!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I know it Chellie, I'm glad you have Hannah, and she'll take good care of you, I just know it.