Giles is friendly with people and will spend time with them, but it was when Dom entered my life that I knew something was different. He loves her, sometimes I think maybe more than me! He curls up on her side of the bed at night and lays on her just like he does me. He is happy, content, and definitely at home.
He has had to share his space with his new brother, Charlie, Dom's dog. It was rough at first, but he has grown comfortable with him. They alternate bones and snuggles and play in the backyard. They've learned things from each other, Charlie to be a little less hyperactive in the mornings and Giles to not pee on the floor when he is feeling lonely.
In the transition period of Charlie coming over, us spending more time together, and eventually deciding, lets live together, there has been a big change in my heart. I've lived with exes in the past. But it was always my house, my way, don't get it dirty, you're crap on the floor is driving me crazy, and I'm frustrated that you never clean. This time it is different. This time, I can't wait to come home to Dom, Charlie, and Giles. My favorite parts of the day are waking up together, our conversations throughout the day, making dinner with her, and snuggling the dogs.
She is my home.
I have never been so emotionally invested in someone and have felt the same investment returned immediately. I crave our time spent together and look forward to the plans we make because I know she will be right beside me, ready to do anything spontaneous. I don't have to worry if she will leave because our hearts are so connected. I don't have to see if she will "schedule me in" because her home is with me, too.
It brings joy and tears to my eyes to realize that after all the trials and errors, this one is right. She's a keeper, and Giles approves ❤️