I was woken up at 4 a.m. from a dead sleep by Bella circling the bed like a shark wearing teeny, tiny tap shoes. I kept hearing her nails against the wood floor, tippy, tippy, tap, tap over and over again. The Fancy (Ace) got up to go to the loo, Bella followed. I figured maybe she just needed some water, I have been on high alert with her ever since she caught the bronc a couple weeks ago. "Is she okay?" I asked when he returned. With his sleep mask askew he answered, "She just needed to take a poo, she couldn't hold it anymore." I was basically back in dream land and answered,"oh." Bella seemed content and climbed back into her cozy spot.
I got up this morning with a vague memory of what transpired earlier. I walked into the living room, which could only be described as looking like a crime scene. Why the Fancy didn't take care of this last night is something I will reserve for couples counseling tonight which is a good thing we are going because then there might be two crime scenes to contend with. I tried this morning to look on the bright side of this. Was there a bright side? I could have made this ruin my entire day, it certainly put a wrench in my morning. The only thing that helped was Bella looked truly remorseful. It was one of those looks that slay you-weepy chocolate eyes, fluttery lashes, ears back, shoulders hunched and chin down. "You are lucky that I think you are so flippin' cute," I scolded. She rubbed up next to my leg and leaned in with all her body weight (substantial), looking up I could telepathically hear her murmur a sigh of relief, 'Thanks mom for not beating me'. For the record, I have never beat this pup, but we adopted her and I am not quite sure what her history was before she came into our lives, but I am assuming it wasn't as shiny and bright. My bright side is knowing that one less creature in the world has to suffer because of me. My Fancy on the other hand is in for a serious beating this evening...
My other bright side was knowing that I had this print from Pearl Marmalade to share with you:
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P.S. Super big thank you's to Erin at Design for mankind and Melissa of Operation Nice for the project mentions! You ladies rule!