Many of you here know Sadie, my insane border collie mix.
Usually she's a crazy, hyper dog who occasionally acts so stupid I wonder how she manages to breath and walk at the same time.
And then other times, she amazes me.
For instance, yesterday. We went over to my grandparents to celebrate labor day since they don't really leave the house anymore. My grandpa is old, getting close to 90 years. He can't walk anymore and is slowly losing the ability to talk. Most of the time he just sits and stares into the distance, occasionally mumbling a word or two. It's really sad to see.
Sadie always manages to bring the old grandpa back, though. She runs into their house straight to his wheelchair and just sits there with her head on his lap, letting him poke and prod her face as he tries to stroke her. He gets this huge smile on his face and usually says something to the effect of "Hello sadie!" (this usually takes him a few tries and comes out as 'ello aid...ee') Then when we eat lunch or dinner, Sadie sets herself up right next to the wheelchair (something she's usually afraid of!) and lets my grandpa feed her scraps The look on his face when he thinks he's snuck something to her is adorable. She also will lick up all the crumbs spilled onto his lap once he's done eating.
When he's in his sitting chair, she'll just lean up next to him and just keep him company (since the rest of us are usually in and out of the room). This is the same dog that usually can't sit still for longer then a minute!
It's just the little things that she does when she's around him that make me wonder whether her idiocy is all a mask...
Perhaps Sadie has a future as a therapy dog?!