I kinda left Miss Magda out of this week’s Monday at the Madhouse post. I felt like talking about her would seem like a brief addition, and she deserves much (much) more than that. So I’m using up a full post to update you on our princess here.
So what’s the story? She has been WONDERFUL. I don’t know if she’s sad because Merlin is gone or if she was always jealous of him and acting out a bit or maybe she’s just picking up on our own sad vibes, but kids? She has calmed the hell down. Sure, she’s still squealy and jumpy when company arrives. But day to day? Her behavior has improved IMMENSELY. And I hesitate to write this for fear of what’s around the corner, but I’m so dang proud of her that I cannot resist.
She walks right by my side now — rarely pulling or wrapping my legs up with her leash. She comes when called. She snuggles like it’s going out of style. She is so gentle and careful with Ezra. This morning she greeted him by licking his toes and resting her chin on his thigh while he was on my lap.
I don’t know if this will last, but I am so grateful for this development. As if I couldn’t adore her any more, something like this happens and here I am.
Also… notice the grey on her chin? Looks like my sweet thing will prematurely whiten like Memphis. Ah well, I can’t be too critical. Ezra is turning my own hair white as well.
For your internet share of the day, the making of this New York Times sunday magazine cover is RAD. Check it out.