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.
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.