Bubba had a sleep in this morning. So much so that I had to wake her up so we could get out of the house on time for me to get to work.
Seemingly she woke up concerned for everyone. You okay mumma? she asked when I lifted her warm sleepy body out of bed. Sure Bubba, I’m great, thanks for asking. She lifted one sleepy arm up to push her hair off her face then gave me a kiss and wrapped her lovely little arms around my neck. *Sigh*
As I lay her on my bed so she could have her bottle and I could get her ready for the day she reached out to Beary. Then she did something she rarely does while having her morning bottle: she stopped drinking it. She pulled Beary’s leg to her and gave it a kiss, then went on with drinking her bottle. *Sigh*
A few seconds later she realised that Bella wasn’t in the room. Bella she called. Bella came bounding in and leapt onto the bed, snout to nose. After a giggle at her good morning kiss from Bella, Bubba asked you okay? as she patted Bella’s head. *Sigh*
Finally we made it out the front door. I got into the car having put Bubba in her car seat, and turned around to this.
She had tucked Rabbit in under her arm, facing forward but snug in beside her, and was checking that rabbit was okay.
Looking out for each other is easy. It should be easy. And it should be second nature. So check in on people you know today. If you ask how someone is, take the time to listen to their answer and care about what they say.
Let us know how you’re going too. In the comments or send me an email if you’d rather. Christmas can be a tricky time of the year for some people. I had one of those days myself yesterday, so I get it.
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If you can help us look out for Cilla and Jessie and help relieve some of the stress for our friend Jodie – and know of anyone who may be able to foster these two beautiful dogs for a couple of months, please get in touch. All details are in this post. It makes me sad how many people we’ve spoken to tell us shelters are already stretched to capacity.