It was Christmas dinner with my brother’s extended family. He somehow managed to stand next to me while I was chatting away. I looked at him and nodded. A moment later, there was a discreet nudge at my knee. I looked at him again to see if this was really happening. And it was. We stood there, our bodies in contact. No one in the room seemed to notice this PDA. I decided to raise the stakes and moved my hands slowly up and down his back. He looked at me and we connected.
He must have sat at the other table during dinner. No one seemed to notice us, if they did, they were probably too stunned or polite to say anything. After dinner and while the tables were being cleared, everybody dispersed. He sat down beside me and lowered his head to my knee, nudging ever closer to my ahem… His curly hair was soft to touch. After a few more minutes of this, he went away again. I was
Dessert was cake and ice cream. But it had an odd smell. Then I realized what that smell was. It was his scent. I could smell it each time I raised the fork to my mouth. It was all over my hands and sleeve. Dog breath. Stupid dog – you some breath mints if you’re going to do anything with your mouth. After I got home, I could smell that dog all over my jeans and shirt. I stripped off all my clothes and threw it into the washing machine. From now on, no more PDA with dogs.