_whits_ Posted October 26, 2012 Share Posted October 26, 2012 Addie's teenage rebellion continues. She's become very, very clear about her personal space needs. I have to be in the same room as her, but I can not touch her unless she approaches me, or else she darts off and hides under the furniture. I still get my morning cuddle (it's really her demand for a full body massage when she wakes up) and treasure it, but I'm not getting as much cuddle time as I'd like anymore. So two recent moments have really been precious. Last week, Addie and I were staying in a hotel. She got up at an unacceptably early hour when she heard someone in the hall. I couldn't get her to go back to sleep. So I fed her and then cuddled up under a blanket on the couch and tried to get some more sleep while she played in the room. After a few minutes, she starting bumping me with her nose. I was sure she was going to force me to get up (she enjoys dragging the blanket off me and barking until I get up). I shifted to my side and told her "ok Addie" and started to get up. The next thing I knew, she jumped on the couch, snuggled her body against my chest, and fell asleep with her head on my arm. We slept like that for over an hour. Yesterday, I brought Addie home from daycare. She's still quite rowdy, so the facility has started testing her in the medium dog playgroup (small labs, bulldogs, spaniels, etc). She's loved it, but has been a lot more tired when she gets home. So last night I was holding her for a moment, thinking she'd kick and squirm to be let down. Instead she fell asleep in my arms These moments have been so wonderfully sweet and I know I'll cherish them for a lifetime. I still have memories cuddling in the grass on summer days with my JRTs as a toddler, and I'm doing my best to hold on to as many memories of the Maltese I lost in 2009. Bless our babies for giving us so much love. 7 Quote "as far as i am concerned cairns are the original spirit from which all terriers spring, and all terriers are cairns very deep down inside." pkcrossley Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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