But Pajamas has them all beat. Pj will be fast asleep on her side of the couch, as the movie I am watching comes to a dramatic end. I sniff as the first tears form in my eyes and Pj's head snaps up, ears lifted "Mom? What's wrong?" She quickly runs along the back of the couch and perches herself above my face. She licks my cheeks, my nose, my eye lids. Slowly at first, but as the tears continue to flow her licking becomes more determined. She is relentless. She licks each tear before it has a chance to roll down my cheek and she doesn't stop until my sniffs turn to laughter and my eyes no longer tear.
I giggle and Pj's tail starts to wag, but she doesn't stop licking. My giggles turn to all out laughter and I stroke either side of her face "Ok, ok I'm good Peej!" She pulls back and inspects my face. No more tears. Her work is done. She gives me one final lick and then makes her way back to her own side of the couch and drifts back off to sleep.
The bond between a girl and her dog is certainly something to behold!