Well, it has not been a great week, what with the sky crying even more than she has…and she has been getting just a bit soggy around the edges, I have to say. Weirdly, I seem to set her off more than most things at the moment. She says…’cause I overheard her talking… that it is because she thinks I “must know” and she can’t help me understand better.
Well, clever-two-legsy-writer-person, I have news for you. If I already know, I don’t need it explaining, now do I? Hrmph! Honestly, that’s two-legses all over for you. Four legses don’t complicate stuff that much.
Which is how come I know anyway… whatever there is to know at the moment. Which is not, whatever she thinks, about what is going on with her dodgy mechanical bits… but all about how she needs to be looked after. I had a visitor. Now, I wasn’t surprised, ’cause she’s been thinking about my visitor a lot, so she was almost bound to turn up… I was just surprised she saw her too. That doesn’t usually happen. Must be all the pill thingys.
When she can’t sleep at night any more, she comes on to my sofa. And, of course, I hop right up there with her to keep my head on her toes. She sighs and snuggles, but I got the feeling I was missing something. Then my visitor came and explained… she was the Dog that Went Before… and she had a special way of cuddling in behind her knees on the sofa. ‘Pparently, the two-legs loved it and slept like a baby when she got cuddled like that.
So the Dog that Went Before came round an explained… and that night, when she came through and flopped in a soggy heap on the sofa, I snuggled in behind her knees… and lo and behold, she smiled and went to sleep! So I’ve been doing it ever since.
The only glitch was, as I said, that she seems to have seen my visitor too. Even called her by name as she was showing me the best technique for snaffling unclaimed sandwiches…
“There are two black dogs in here…” Must be the morphine… “…and I know them both. Hello, Echo…” So, I had a bit of help from her Laughing Girl… and it was nice to see her smile in the night too, but a bit unnerving that she saw her… makes me wonder just what else she has seen that she wasn’t supposed to see 😉
Never mind, though… one more dog around here would be no bad thing 😉