Beulah Speaks

One morning, several weeks into this new arrangement, I woke up around 4 am. I’m not much of a morning person.

I sat up in bed wondering, “Why am I awake?”

Then I felt a wave of deep sadness in my heart. It was a gut-wrenching feeling. I looked over in the dim light and saw Beulah sitting up on her dog bed.

I heard her say, “What did I do?”

I said, “What?”

She said, “What did I do that he made me leave home and come here?”

“Oh Beulah!” I said, “You didn’t do anything! You’re our Beulah and we love you.”

I sat on the floor by her. I pet her back and rubbed her ears for about 20 minutes, and Beulah sadly settled down and fell asleep.

I sat by her dog bed and thought, “What just happened?”

 
Beulah’s housemates,  Hunni and Benny

Beulah’s housemates, Hunni and Benny