That may have been a ploy on her part, as that was the last time we saw her asleep until several years had passed.
I can't imagine life without this little red dog. She is my companion whenever I slip out at night to savor the starlight or walk under the full moon. She curls quietly beside my chair whenever I sit to read. She has a contagious way of living fully in the moment that helps me see and experience the fullness of life. With all her idiosyncrasies and quirks, she occupies a unique spot in our home, and with all her devotion and love, she fills our hearts.
Happy Birthday, Petra, and may you have many more years of exuberance and joy!