Every single morning around 7am, my dog Bella climbs the stairs to my room and paws my door open. When I’m already awake she jumps on the bed and wags her tail and collapses on my side, sleepily waiting for me to give her the good morning rub. And if I’m not awake, she gets so close to my face that our noses touch until I open my eyes and she knows I’m actually alive. Then she wags her tail and lays down at the end of my bed until I’m truly ready to wake up. This is a beautiful little ritual we have that only pet lovers could come to appreciate. It makes me feel so loved, that my dog actually cares every morning if I wake up or not.
It’s the little things.