“Before, I couldn’t imagine having her,” I had told my Someone, “but now, I can’t imagine my life without her.”
We didn’t have our second 83 pound dog, yet, but I was practicing. My Someone said nothing in return– he continued writing. I detected a smile, so I pushed.
“It’s just, she is going to take up so much room! But I take up so much room.”
He glanced up, then kept writing.
I sat in front of him.
“It is so inconvenient to love an extra dog right now,” I said.
My Someone looked at me and smiled. I waited. He went back to writing.
“It’s just that, who has room in their heart for such a big, clumsy creature,” I said. I got up to start the kettle.
“Hey,” said my Someone behind me.
“You are not inconvenient to love,” he said.