A Pleasant Surprise

Miles has been a bit depressed this week. I think he’s finally had it with winter and the cold.

004Every day this week has been cold, wet, and grey. He still goes for his walk, but he misses the sun.


This morning on our way out of the building he spied something red. He sniffed it, flashed a smile, and then went outside and took care of business. As soon as we walked in the front door he grab the treat. A company had placed foam hearts through the mail slot for Valentine’s Day. I think this is Miles’s first Valentine’s Day gift.


The heart didn’t last long, but the couple of minutes he spent tearing it apart was pure bliss. I hope your day is full of surprises! Happy Valentine’s Day!


About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast (lesbianswhowrite.com) with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (iheartlesfic.com), a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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59 Responses to A Pleasant Surprise

  1. Jackie says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day! πŸ˜€

  2. Novroz says:

    on the first pic, Miles looks terrible bored and on the second, he looks so happy. Good for you, Miles πŸ˜‰

  3. petit4chocolatier says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day!! How nice to receive little red surprises πŸ™‚

  4. Lucky Miles!! Maybe one of his doggy friends from the park left it as a surprise for Valentine’s Day :). So, what did the Better Half do for you?

  5. Beth Ann says:

    Aw—so glad Miles got cheered up!!!! The present was just what he needed to cheer himself up from the dreary winter weather!!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

  6. ericanichole says:

    Sweet Miles. I’m glad something helped get him out of his slump, if only for a little while.

  7. niasunset says:

    Miles so lovely… Blessing him. Thank you dear TBM, Happy Valentine’s Day, love, nia

  8. i’m with miles! we have pretty sunshine today, but it’s been so cloudy here lately. i’m ready for spring! i’m glad miles got a cheering present πŸ™‚

  9. nrlymrtl says:

    Our old pitbull, Jigan, who passed away nearly a year ago, loved small stuffed toys. Well, he loved to take them apart, so it was always a short-lived relationship. One year, we had a little polar bear freebie from National geographic or such and decided to include it in an Xmas gift bag to one of the kids. I had everything wrapped up, stashed all the presents in the corner of the living room (awaiting transport to the family hugfest). Jigan was caught the next morning with the remains of the polar bear. However, the rest of the presents in the gift bag were untouched. In fact, it looked as tho he had carefully removed the top present, then the bear, and then replaced the top present! I miss that dog.

  10. letizia says:

    I just love Miles’ face – so cute! My dog received a stuffed pig today from a friend (not an actual pig, a toy, just to clarify). So happy Miles’ mood picked up πŸ™‚

  11. bocafrau says:

    That’s so sweet. Unexpected little surprises are the best. Happy Valentines Day!

  12. Awww….too sweet! Happy Valentine’s Day to Miles. And to you and your hubby as well.

  13. That last photo is so adorable. Hope you get some sun soon.

  14. Oh bless him, he’s so loveable. Hope you and TBH have a lovely day!

  15. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’m glad the lovely Miles had a treat!

  16. Caroline says:

    So cute. I can imagine how he must have loved that find.

  17. pattisj says:

    Poor fella. We’re all waiting on those warm, golden-lit days. I’m glad he received a valentine today. Holiday hugs to both of you!

  18. Happy Valentine’s Day. πŸ™‚ Paulette

  19. Fergiemoto says:

    Awwwww, how sweet! Happy Valentines day to you, TBH and Miles! Hope it was a fun one.

  20. dadirri7 says:

    so lovely … we had a concert, but Miles is the star, he was so happy with that heart!!!!

  21. happy to hear miles feel a little more chipper. i have a cat and his favorite are the little fur mice. every night when i go to bed they are no where to be found but in the morning there are two or three is his food bowl. i guess his night wandering he imagines himself a fearless hunter and wants me to see him the same way.

  22. Jo Bryant says:

    awww…Miles got a gift of a heart…so sweet

  23. Geoff W says:

    I LOVE the top picture, it’s so…tragic. Like live is going to end or something, and then it’s like oh red chewy object!

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