Okay, Dude, it’s time to give the hat back.
But it looks so good on me and I’ve only had it a few minutes. Besides, it’s a little big for you right now. Can’t I keep it for ten or fifteen years?
Look Bailey, you and I have become best friends in the month I’ve been here, right?
Well, yeah. (blushing)
So we can share lots of things, especially some toys, but you have to understand, I’m a girl, and girls don’t share their clothes with boys. That’s just not happening. I’m only a month old and I know that already.
I hear what you’re saying but this is a guys hat. I saw Dad wearing it the other day.
Yeah, well, Dad thinks it’s his but he’ll give it up soon enough. All I have to do is smile at him and it’ll be mine. Mom taught me that trick when we were still in the hospital and it’s been pretty successful so far.
I know what you mean. I use some tricks like that with both of them. Sometimes I tilt my head and lay it in their laps and they’ll pet me all night.
See? We speak the same language.
We have from the beginning. Sometimes I think we understand each other better than anyone else.
That’s what best friends do, right?
Right. So you really want your hat back now?
Nah, you can wear it a little while longer. Just try to keep the shedding to a minimum. I don’t want to put it on later and look like a brassy two-tone blonde with a bad dye job. I’m still starting to make my mark in this world and as you know, first impressions are important.
Gotcha. I have your back and I’ll keep it to a minimum but you know that shedding is a Golden thing, right?
Yeah, I know. No worries, we’ll deal with it.
Hey, you look like you’re getting a little sleepy. Feel like nap?
Yeah, I can use one. Feel like cuddling?
It’s one of the things I do best and don’t worry, I’ll be here when you wake up.
You always are. It’s one of the things I love about you. G’night Buddy.
To Be Continued