Thursday, 19 April 2012
Laila: The latest bundle of joy in my life. She's my yellow/golden labrador puppy & in addition to being cute & naughty (as they all are), she is an absolute blessing to have. Hard to admit but when sometimes life gets tricky, one can often get depressed. She helped me in a lot of ways & Gill & I are rediscovering our relationship thanks to her. That's not really why I decided to do this blog entry. I'm doing it because her most recent act of love touched me deeply. At the moment, Gill & I are together on weekends due to work reasons & I have got the flu coupled with a terrible throat infection. To cut a long story short, Laila has been oblivious to me trying to rest up & take medicines. As long as she is fed & I play with her(as much as this stupid rain will allow), her life is complete; or so I thought. After a regular 3:45 am wake up call from her, once she had relieved herself & I had put her back to bed, I decided to do some saline rinses in order to try and soothe the feeling of having a cactus in my throat. OMG! What a scary idea for Laila!!! Finally sensing something wasn't quite right with me, she ran up to me, started licking me & whining at the same time. It's almost as if she needed a reassurance that I was okay whilst she was trying to reassure me that everything was fine ! I was so touched because she didn't budge from my feet & wanted to be so close to me during the entire 5 minutes or so. All the time she was licking my feet & whining, looking up, trying to give cuddles & be cuddled at the same time. I tried tucking her in bed. What an idiot am I to think she would leave me alone! She jumped out of bed & was already waiting for me at the bathroom door, wagging her lovely tail :) Tried again and the entire scenario repeated itself. Finally, I decided to get back into bed, thought if I ignored her, she might doze off. Another bad idea. Turns out, when she needs to comfort you, doesn't matter what she licks as long as she can smell you're there!!! She was going berserk in licking my blanket till I gave up. I thought she needed a pat but how wrong was I !!!! She felt I needed to be loved & so she tried getting onto my lap & was so affectionate. I'm quite good when it comes to her emotional blackmail but just gave in this time & lifted her up & it was almost as if we were sunshine for each other on a gloomy day! Ms Laila couldn't believe her luck and was so rubbing herself against me. About 20 minutes & a couple of scoldings later, she finally went to bed & closed her eyes but I couldn't sleep. I decided to make a note of this incident & no sooner did she realise I wasn't in bed,she decided to check on me! Now,as I write this, I've had to pull her bed close to my feet & she is finally sleeping. I feel so good after having written this, think I will hit the bed too now :) I took this picture of her when I was trying to settle her down, tell me,wouldn't you melt for those eyes too !!!!