Here is something I find interesting:
On a day to day basis, even a really good Hailey is a LOT of work. Yesterday morning, in a 20 minute period she snuck into the groundhog hole, she helped load the dishwasher, she took things out of the garbage while I was trying to empty it. She is just into everything. She is very anxious. She has an amazing memory. She is able to go into "Hailey mode" and not hear or see anything that she doesn't want to. I also know that our friends and family find her a lot and people just don't easily fall in love or even like Hailey. She requires a lot of patience and time and energy to love.
|How could you not miss us!|
So you would think that while I was away, it would be my calm gentle boy I missed the most. I did miss him, but the reality was I missed Hailey more. She may suck my life energy somedays, but I love her. Maybe it is because she requires so much love and attention that I worry more about her when I am gone and miss her more. I am not sure. At any rate, even though they are driving me crazy, I am glad to be home with them!
Aside: Sometimes it makes me sad that people just don't love my Hailey the way I do. They see the scared, anxious girl or the too excited girl and don't appreciate her other great qualities. However, I admit that sometimes I understand why they have more trouble loving her!