Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Bumblebee has this obnoxious habit of going into Cordelia's room at some time between 5:30 and 6am. Normally this wouldn't be an issue, but she goes and snuffles on Cordelia until she wakes up, starting a chain reaction and before you know it we are all bleary eyed and awake. I thought this was Bumblebee's cunning way of getting herself let out and fed, but recently I realized it was something far sweeter.
Last night as I lay in bed I heard the familiar click-clack of Bumblebee's too long nails (cutting them is such an awful chore for all parties involved...you wanna cut her nails for me? Please) on the floor. When she got to the end of the hall I expected to hear her nail clacking continue on into our room and to her dog bed. Instead she wandered into Cordelia's room for a moment, then into our room where she plopped into her bed with a satisfied sigh.
When I woke at 2am to feed Elise, Bumblebee was there, wagging. Then she wandered into Cordelia's room for a moment and back to bed with the same contented sigh. I realized that she hasn't been trying to wake Cordelia up as part of a cunning plan to annoy us, she is checking in on Cordelia. Awww
I knew, of course, that she keeps an eye on all of us. When I am changing Elise, Bumblebee is there, keeping an eye on things. She is always joyful when any of us return after leaving the house. She runs laps, barking with joy, when we go out to the backyard---her domain. She worries when any of the little ones cry. She even seems to know when I am upset, suddenly she is there right next to me.
I love this dog.