After I’d sufficiently blocked the entrance to the couch with the blankets and sheets, throwing in a couple of towels for good measure, I opened Freckles’ door. She waited several hours before emerging from her room. When she did, she hopped to her plate and snatched the dandelions I'd placed there as my feeble attempt at apologizing for scaring her. After she’d devoured her favorite food, she looked over at the couch, noticing the new decorating addition. Slowly she approached, ears forward and alert.