An extra slice of happy!

Today I am happy! Well I’m happy most days but today I am particularly happy. I woke up in the night and normally my dog jumps up and follows me around the house waiting to see if its time for a walk (I walk her any time of the day or night, it’s so peaceful at 3am!). She didn’t move… at all. She felt cold and I shook her. I grabbed my phone, jumped out of bed (she sleeps next to my bed) and switched on the torch setting. I shook her again and my heart sank. My heart was beating out of my chest and I had a sudden rush of adrenaline. I couldn’t figure out if I was awake or sleeping.
Then (a good few seconds later) she looked at me and let out a sigh as if to say ‘turn the light off I’m trying to sleep!’. I cannot tell you how relieved I was to feel her chest rise and to hear her breathe. I suspect that she was cold because she was sleeping right next to the fan, and not moving as she’d spent 5 hours chasing lizards last evening. I love my dog so much, probably too much.
A few years ago she started acting weird around me and would keep sniffing the left side of my belly. She kept sniffing and nudging me constantly. I suddenly realised she was trying to tell me something. I lay down and felt my tummy. I could feel a huge mass on the left side and knew something was very wrong. Fast forward to the end of the story and I am in good health and grateful for Red Dog’s magical powers. She is always by my side and I adore her with all my heart.
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