OMG, I LOVE THAT SONG! Oh, what am I saying, they're ALL my favorite song! LOL! But this one is especially nice.
And it goes both ways, while she's laying down beside me, I have one hand on her head or neck. We're two peas in a pod. And honestly, aside from my wife, Mocha is my best friend and I talk to her more than I do to most people LOL
I've wondered if it's actually possible to get too close to your dog and I mean from a human standpoint because I already know when her time comes, it's literally going to tear me apart.
My idea of heaven? Me being able to retire NOW so Mocha and I could just go hiking in the woods every day LOL
That's how it was with me and Zipper, too. I'd get sideways on the couch, she'd lie on the floor right under me, and I'd stroke her face (one finger from her nose, up between her eyes to the top of her head, repeat, repeat, repeat) or play with the cowlick on the back of her neck, and when my arm got tired, I just laid it across her shoulders. Those were good times. I got too close, maybe because of all the intensive care she always needed, but it happened, nonetheless, and when she left, I was absolutely shattered. I know you already do, but it bears repeating - cherish every single moment you have with her, because there will never be another like her. She's your soul mate.
I'm still not over Zipper, and I'm not exaggerating when I say I get all misty and weepy when I read your signature line. It's been almost six months now, and it hurts just as bad. I miss her snoring. I miss her big feet hanging over the edge of the couch. I miss that look of total love and devotion when she was "gazing" at me during our alone times. I even miss her Dobie-farts. That's sick! But I do. I even miss the chores, like cooking for her, and accompanying her outside for potty trips no matter how fair or foul the weather. I just miss her. I hope Mocha lives longer than any other Dobe in history!
Sorry, I got all sappy and said that out loud, didn't I?