I watched, snuggled into her shoulder, as she scrolled through another article. She was focused on the little screen pretty much to the exclusion of all else.
Yeah, she knew, in some abstract way, that I was there, resting my eyes and enjoying the silence of the afternoon. But she didn’t know know.
I had faded into the periphery, acknowledged but not immediately significant.
At that moment, I wondered what would happen if I challenged her devotion to her devices and placed myself in her direct line of vision.
I quickly assembled a plan.
Oh, this was going to be fun.
I hoped anyway.
I jumped down from my comfy perch and onto her lap. I rested my paws on her shoulders and licked her face To say she was surprised was an understatement.
I was now squarely between her and her device.
What was she going to do? Would I be banished to the floor?
My plan had been hastily devised and I hadn’t really considered the consequences. I snuck a quick look at her expression.
She smiled her joy.
My joy was her smile.
It was magnificently perfect.
How could I ever forget that she loved me?
Happy Valentine’s Day, Y’all.
Hug your human.
Melanie VareyJanuary 23, 2020 at 8:05 pm
Beautiful xxxx it’s hard not to feel loved when you have a dog isn’t it- they are just the best!
jackandandreaJanuary 25, 2020 at 4:17 am
I love the quote another blogger had in his post: “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be”. so true
Jenna EmmonsJanuary 25, 2020 at 12:40 am
It’s very important to remind our humans how much we love them. When in doubt, take matters in your own paws. Good job Jack!
jackandandreaJanuary 25, 2020 at 4:18 am
Love your response – thanks for stopping by
PetCurveJanuary 25, 2020 at 2:47 pm
Have Valentine’s Day! Sometime’s my Jack Jack will come over to me when I’m on my laptop and pretty much completely move it out of the way to get some head scratches, lol.
jackandandreaJanuary 26, 2020 at 1:45 am
Aww so cute
Ruth EpsteinJanuary 28, 2020 at 6:51 pm
You made me smile, loved it, thank you so much
jackandandreaJanuary 30, 2020 at 11:51 pm
thank you for the compliment
HappyoodlesJanuary 31, 2020 at 7:01 pm
What a lovely piece. It is beautifully written. My pup spends the day with me as I work too. She also lets me know when it is time to take a break. Happy Valentine’s Day!
jackandandreaFebruary 1, 2020 at 4:13 am
Happy Valentine’s Day to you also. Those pups, they are the best.