Nurse Leko At Your Service
I thought I got off easy this winter and managed to not catch a single cold… until the very last seven days of winter, then it hit me like a Mack truck. For the first time ever, both my husband and I were down with colds together for about a week. Leko has always been concerned whenever I don’t feel well, and I noticed how differently he acts when Mike and I are sick at the same time.
With me, Leko just knows when I don’t feel well. He could be super playful and hyper one minute, then go right into nurse mode as soon as he detects that I’m not feeling up to par. He never leaves my side, lays on the couch with me, and even has licked my forehead when I’ve told him how badly my sinus headache hurts. He’ll lay with me and lick my cheek when he sees I’m really feeling miserable, and follow me closely to every room to make sure I get around safely.
Mike, on the other hand, gets shafted when he’s sick! Leko offers no sympathy at all! He simply sees him laying on the couch as having nothing better to do and being lazy, and will take that as his opportunity to make Mike play! Leko is relentless and will pile toys on him, whine in his face, and make a nuisance of himself until Mike has no choice but to give in. If I happen to cough, Leko snaps right back into nurse mode and runs back to cuddle with me. At night, Leko wedges himself between us and lays his head on my pillow. He will watch me until I fall asleep, while poor Mike gets kicked in the shoulders and face by little poodle paws.
This just goes to show how much of a ‘mama’s boy’ Leko truly is, and I wouldn’t have it any other way! Having to take a sick day isn’t so bad and lonely with this little guy taking care if me.