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?”