I swear, I don't believe it's actually physically possible for a dog to move that fast, or transform so quickly from dead asleep to on-the-alert-high-tailed-snuffly-and-by-the-way-do-you-need-me-to-teach-that-onion-a-lesson? But there he is, so I guess I have to believe it.
Today, I go to clean our toilet. Hmmm, our bathroom's out of toilet cleaner, so I go to Mom's. I knock over a bottle and -- bing! -- Alfie's wet chin is pressed in the crook of my elbow, bright eyes straining to see what's up, are you okay, what fell over, is it good to eat, is it dangerous, can I help? Pleeease?? And here I thought he was in the front room playing with the kids!
He's not what I'd call clingy; he's just got this way of instantaneously materializing. A handy trick -- I wish he could teach it to me!
If friendship means being there for someone...yeah, Alfie's earned the title of "best friend" paws down!
[yawn]...It's nothing, just my special doodle magic...