I should have known that I was tempting fate when I set my alarm for 8 A.M. today.
Sure enough Riley was up at 5, “requesting” my attention.
I had to get up…
I carefully made my way down the stairs and opened the door to the back garden.
A few minutes later she was back in the house.
I foolishly thought we would go back to sleep.
To her credit, she did lie down but just could not settle into sleep.
A few puppy kisses later, I was up for the day at 5:30.
She went outside again and I made coffee.
Now she is asleep by the fire.
I am wide awake sipping coffee earlier than I had planned.
I heard a train’s whistle blow as it passed.
At least someone else is awake!
How it is
I learned years ago with my children that I had to adjust my life to meet their needs.
Some were easy adjustments, others more demanding.
Such is the price of loving and caring for others.
Have a wonderful day!