Today, I have had a chance to spend quality time with both Dexter and Nora.
I got up early, and did some things around the house, then decided to lay down and read for a little bit. I went up to our bedroom, and snuggled under the comforter. I had only read about 5 pages when Nora jumped up on the bed. Normally, she will just lay beside me, but today, she climbed onto my chest and laid on the book, as if to say "no more reading, pay attention to ME." Who can argue with that.
Then, after we snuggled, I came down to take Dex outside to potty. When we came in, he was in the mood to play, so he has been running around ever since. But for a while he wanted to sit on my lap, so I picked him up and we snuggled, and played what I call the Flirt Game. He will give me a kiss, and then look away real shy. Then I give him a kiss, and look away. This goes on forever, or until Nora saunters into the room and he decides he wants to chase her, and leaps off the couch.
It is little moments like these that I love so much. While their needs, personalities, and types of companionship they offer are very very different, I know that both Nora and Dex love me, and I love them to pieces. I make sure to tell them so every day.