He may be the nicest man I’ve ever known. He’s getting Suki ready for work tomorrow, patiently teaching her about the carrier by putting a treat inside and letting her go in after it. They’re both down on the floor and watching them makes me smile.
Moments like this…that’s what love’s about because I look at him, talking to the dog, and my heart swells with it.
He glances at me, eyes bright. “She learns fast, did you see?”
I get down on the floor with them. He slides an arm around me and the dog jumps into my lap. I like this. I like it a lot, and I hope like hell nothing happens to fuck it up because this is so good, it’s what I’ve always wanted and now I have it and inevitably, I’m scared to death of losing it.
I kiss him and pet Suki. “Bed?”
He pulls me to my feet, and we head to the other room, the dog following us.
“Suki doesn’t get to watch,” I warn him.
He goes back and puts her in her carrier with a treat. “How’s that?”
I won’t lose this.