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.