The dilemma

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Oh, that delicate dilemma we’ve all faced at one time or another in our lives.

On one hand, there’s that immediate attraction, that undeniable chemistry, that indisputable connection that cannot be explained. But, on the other, you barely know each other.

Do you take it slow or do you throw caution to the wind? Will that next step take the relationship to another level or will it destroy it? Is it worth the risk?

The dilemma weighs heavily upon us. It is the proverbial elephant in the room. You know what I’m talking about.

After all, jumping into bed together is a risky proposition.

Well, last night it happened…

…Danny spent the night in bed with us.

Wait a minute. You thought I was going somewhere else with this, didn’t you?

Yes, Danny, our rescue dog, slept in our bed last night.

It was about 3 a.m. when I turned over, slowly opened my eyes from a deep sleep, and came face to face with our adorable Shih Tzu. Whoa, I nearly Shih Tzu’d myself!

You see, Danny has been with us for nearly three weeks now. From the get-go, Sheryl and I have trained him, or so we thought, to sleep on the floor in our bedroom. That very first night, we set up a comfy pet bed for him not far from our bed. Ever since, he has dutifully sauntered over to his bed, flopped down and quickly drifted off into a deep slumber. He has never fussed or put up a fight and, as far as we’re concerned, is one of the soundest sleepers around. Frankly, we couldn’t believe our good fortune.

Up until last night, that is. Apparently, Danny decided it was time to test the waters. After we had fallen asleep, he seized the opportunity to take up squatting rights in our bed. And, he did so with the guile of a safecracker.

And, at 3 o’clock in the morning, with Danny next to me looking so peaceful, so content and so innocent, I just didn’t have the heart or desire to exile him to his customary quarters.

Who knows what tonight will bring? But, one thing’s for sure – he seems rather comfortable in his new digs. The world is your oyster, Danny boy!



2 Responses

  1. Carole Klein

    You had me fooled there for a moment, Sid. It was getting nervous!

  2. Maureen P Bennett

    Once you let him up there, you will pretty much be stuck with him! Our two Goldens sleep with us part of the night, usually, so we had to get a king sized bed. But it was worth it…..

    Love, Mo

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