I had to go away for work the last few days. While it was a very productive time I find that I miss the barn chores so when I get back I head out to the barn for some centering time. Ed thinks that I'm checking on his work, but I'm really not. I just like to putter.
As I was working away Irish and Carmen came down to hang out by the barn. Carmen came into the stall- which she never does.
Me: Hi pretty girl. Did you miss me?
Carmen: no! don't be silly.
Me: Well I missed you.
I went to give her a pat and she turned away.
Carmen: whatever. I don't care.
Me: Okay then.
Whenever I stopped work and looked over she was watching me. When she saw me looking she would turn away. I smiled. Finished up in the stall and went over to the next one.
In about 30 seconds Carmen was in there with me. This time she let me pat her.
Me: I'm glad to be home.
Carmen: oh were you gone? I'm sure I didn't notice.
Me: not even a little bit?
As I worked she came closer. NOt in my space (she's been very polite about that since the biting incident) but near. I stopped working and leaned on my pitchfork just enjoying the quiet. Carmen brought her head close to me and blew gently on my cheek.
Carmen: well I might have missed you a little.
Me too, my dear. Me too.