I was starting to feel sick the other night. I jumped out of the bed and ran to the bathroom and into the bathtub as quickly as I could.Mummy was fast asleep and didn’t hear me retching. I figured it was best to stay put till Mummy wakes up – then she can take me out.I still needed to go out but Mummy seemed to be taking her time, so I sat in the bathroom waiting for her to sort herself out.
May’s comment: Darcy learnt by herself very early on to take herself to the bathroom whenever she was not well – whether it was sick, runny tummy or she couldn’t hold a wee for any reason. Two days ago, I jumped out of bed without noticing there was only George in my bed. It was only when I was walking to the bathroom that I realised I was missing one of the usually enthusiastic pups around my feet – eager for their breakfast. I immediately headed for the bathroom with concern and indeed I found Darcy sitting in the far corner of the bathtub – away from the little mess you had made. I couldn’t quite figure out if it was sick or a runny poo but concluded the very thick yellow fluid looked like sick. She makes me so proud of her whenever she does this. She would sit in the bathtub all night, if needed be, to wait till I find her. I don’t really know why she wouldn’t come back to bed – was it because she felt she had done something wrong or was it because she was still feeling unwell and didn’t trust herself on the bed. She would have the most guilty stance for having “done something wrong”.
As I scooped her up last week, I told her how good she was and that I loved her for being such a good girl – when I stopped short and thought – that didn’t sound right. I know it is so much easier to love another when they do what you want them to. And yet, she loves me regardless of what I do or do not do. Love shouldn’t be conditional – that was a quick check on my take on what love is. 🙂