Yesterday morning, Elka woke me up. This isn’t unusual, right? It was 9:30, about our regular walk time. She wasn’t whining or asking to go out, though. She didn’t hop off the bed because she detected Action in the Kitchen. She didn’t step on me while repositioning. She nosed at my hand and flipped it with her snout until I woke up.
She’s never done that before, and I asked her if she wanted to go out, and she hopped off the bed then, and waved her left paw at the door as I reached for the doorknob (this is something she’s started doing lately, which I find adorable). When we got downstairs, though, she didn’t want to go out. And I realized I had a headache. Not a migraine, thankfully, but enough that I took some Aleve, drank some water, and went back to bed for a little while longer, Elka shadowing each of my steps and settling down next to me again.