I am vaguely aware of wagging near my head. I open my eyes.
Jake: Oh, hey Dave! *wag wag wag*
Jake: I think I need to go outside! *wag wag wag*
Jake: I guess so! *wag wag wag*
I get up. We walk to the front door. He steps a few paces from the house into the wet grass. He is just standing there.
Jake: *sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff*
I lean against the door frame and close my eyes.
Jake: Boy! What a beautiful night! *sniff sniff sniff*
Jake: *sniiiiifff* I just love the smell of the air just after it rains!
Me: *yawn* Uh huh.
Jake: *sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff*
Me: Are you going to go, or what?
Jake: I guess not! Let's go back to bed!
I follow him back to the room. He collapses on his rug and falls instantly asleep.
I forgive him for this. He is a good boy and does not ask for much. After a few minutes, I fall asleep, too.
Jake: Oh, hey Dave!