Skye is actually the first dog that we bought just for us. Our other wonderful dogs were raised with kids in the house. She is my dog, mine to love in our empty nest. (well it was empty, remember) Now she does visit me in my office, brings a toy to me so we can play catch or stops in to chew on a bone while I'm watching TV. The other day she laid by my feet while I was sitting at the computer, this was rare and meant the world to me. The one time when she does curl up is next to my husband for the night. I move around too much for her taste!
Do you remember when I was all concerned about my daughter moving in because Skye loves her so much? She hangs with them often but mainly because of Charlie and when they have food. Funny but when they are out Charlie hangs with me and Skye will be off in another room sleeping. I love Charlie but I desire my Skye. I do leave her alone and I'm not going to force her to hang with me. She is still young so I am hopeful. She doesn't really hang with anyone in the house, but she is full of love and entertains herself with her toys. She has the greatest imagination for playing. She is my joy even if it's from afar.
Most days when I am in my office and my husband is watching TV in the family room she will be off laying in the dining room. Most mornings after my husband leaves for work she will curl up in her bed in the family room and nap for a few hours. That's when I think to myself "why doesn't she want to curl up with me in bed or on the sofa?" So I am asking for little prayers, little prayers asking God to change my little girl into a lap dog who wants to be Velcroed to me! She is 19 months old today. She actually curled up again by my feet, the second time in one week. : ) my face!
P.S. I know that this is nothing in comparison to the horrific things that are happening in the world around me and to the people that I follow with all my heart. Please know that I just wanted to share this with you and let you know something that is on my heart. I know that I shouldn't sweat the small stuff, which this is, and I am thankful for all the wonderful things that God has given to me.