I gave mom an unexpected best treat ever this morning and during the night too. I let her fall asleep after my two announcements for Donkey and Mousie coming through t be with her when she went to bed. I did not drape myself over her head, face or neck. I did not become a soft warm bowling ball to keep rolling up against her all night long. For the first time in several years, she slept from the first few minutes after she went into the bed until 7 am. No waking for anything. Not once. ALL night. When she opened her eyes this morning, she saw my face within 3 inches of hers. We were facing one another on the pillow. Face to face. I washed her eyebrow and her nose. She requested I wait and let her do that rather than tire me. (Hmmmm) ....
Then, I put my footie on her mouth. Mom decided to not think about their travels through the night. That's what they made soap and water for, she thought as she enjoyed the softest paw in the world...warm, with pink beans, and claws tightly tucked up into my paw. I was making biscuits on her mouth very gently, as an 'I love you' thing to her. Not a claw to be found. I am very gentle with her always. She is gentle with me, and that's all I know to be to her.
So she slept wonderfully, first time in several years, and has felt like a million all day! That is so unusual as I cannot leave her alone at night usually. She had the best wake up call I could provide and the day has gone on so nicely since.
|Put mom's face right there in front of my front feets. My back feets were on her chest.|