Gail watched Holly interact with
Bailey, a smile permanently plastered on her lips as she sat on the blanket
they’d spread on the ground. Holly tossed the ball that Gail had picked up on
her way to the park for Bailey, and the dog ran after it again. Gail kept an
eye out for park goers wandering into Holly’s ‘throw zone,’ glad that the large
grassy area was relatively empty.
“Runner coming up on your
right,” Gail said as Holly praised Bailey for returning the toy.
“Thanks,” Holly said. She
held tight to Bailey’s harness. “Bailey, blanket.” The dog
immediately led her to the blanket. “I’m done for now anyway,” Holly
said as she settled next to Gail.
Gail grinned and scratched the dog
behind his ear. “Does he ever get tired?” Gail asked. Bailey barked.
Holly chuckled. “Yes, and when
he sleeps, he snores and kicks.”
Gail let out an amused huff.
Holly laughed. “Hey, a lot of
women snore, as well.”
experience?” Gail asked, annoyed at herself by the hint of jealousy she
felt at the thought of Holly sleeping in the same bed with another woman. Where
the hell did that come from?