Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Today was a special day

Today was a special day.

Bella was lying in her bed next to my desk. She started mumbling at me. Usually that indicates one of three things: she needs to go out, she wants to play or she wants a treat.

But this time when I turned around, she stayed lying on the bed. She didn't get up to "show me" what she wanted.

It took me a minute to figure out why she was mumbling at me, what she wanted from me.

I got up and sat next to her. She still didn't get up to "show me".

And finally it dawned on me.

She wanted me to pet her.

Bella.

Wanted me.

To pet her.

I stroked her shoulder, leg and foot as she closed her eyes and drifted quietly off to sleep.

Today was a very special day.

18 comments:

  1. Wonderful! Sounds like the best day ever!

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  2. That's so sweet. I know how special it is when a dog like Bella asks for affection. Still waiting for that day from our Maggie.

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  3. OMD! A breakthrough :-)

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  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! A day for the record books. I often reminisce on the first time Tynan cuddled up to me... It was indeed one of the very best days of my life!

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  5. That is awesome! Mom loves it when we come to her for snuggles or petting!

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  6. That is a wonderful day, if I ever heard one!

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  7. English Rider myeffingponyFebruary 12, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    That's a powerful feeling to hold in your heart.

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  8. Seems as if you've not only got one very special bed there Bella, but you have one special person right under your paw too. Just how it should be.
    Luvs Cat Flap Cavalier X

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  9. So amazing! I'm sure this moment was even better than I can imagine!

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  10. How wonderful. May this be the start of a new phase!

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  11. Awww! That is wonderful. It actually made me tear up! Congrats!

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  12. OMG!!! That's awesome! SO AWESOME!

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  13. Jan K, Wag N Woof PetsFebruary 13, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Simply wonderful!

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  14. That's awesome!! You are really making wonderful progress with her!

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  15. A special day is right! I'm all smiles right now - as I'm sure you are too. :-)

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