Although she’ll never be Lilly, I have to admit that Ari has done some pretty uncharacteristic things over the last two weeks. She’ll periodically come up to me during the day and either present her head for petting or give me a quick lick. Last night, however, she did something new for her. Oh, each night she floats into bed to accept a couple of Meaty Bones, but then she decided that I needed some love and hung around for another 5 minutes adopting various poses, snuggling, kissing, staring nose-to-nose, and so forth. It’s unusual and rather Lilly-like for a young GSD to be so affectionate and patient.