Happy Valentine!!!

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‘ I wonder if Pomi is up already.’  Walking home from yoga class I am thinking about how to plan the day.  Maybe Pomi and I could go on a bike ride, something I promised my little darling some time ago. I reach our building, enter and order the lift. It arrives silently. I get in, press third floor and am being taken upstairs. Floor number three is dark and quiet. I fumble for my keys , find them and I open the door. My three cats are there to greet me  but I do not see Pomi anywhere. He must still be asleep. Maybe he is avoiding the cats because he hates them. He is probably hiding. I search his favorite spots. Nothing. Not even inside the fruit basket.

I decide to look for him upstairs. I have a feeling something is going on, I just do not know what it is. I walk down the hall and as I reach the staircase my suspicions are being confirmed.  Tied to the banister with pink ribbon is a bunch of pink Persian Buttercup and scattered on the steps are pink petals.

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I smile. This is Pomi’s work.  I know my little crochet guy. I walk up the stairs carefully avoiding to step on the petals.  Upstairs there are more petals and another bunch of flowers is tied to the door of my workroom.

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One of my cats is sniffing the petals obviously confused by the pink splendor.

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Again I smile and I am certain now that when I open the door there will be some surprise waiting for me. Not a sound is coming from inside my room. I slowly remove the flowers from the door handle, press it down, gently pull the door open, and there,  in the center of the room, the little knight is standing behind a poster that reads:  ‘Happy Valentine’  and there are more flowers.

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While I am standing there speechless my Pomi steps forward from behind the poster. Carrying a pink bouquet and smiling his biggest smile he proclaims: “Happy Valentine to you.”

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I am touched. I am moved. I do not know what to say.

” I know Valentine is all about red roses”, Pomi says, ” but I also know how much you love pink so I made adjustments. ‘Happy Pink Valentine’ to you.”

“Oh, come here my little gentleman.” I sit down on the floor, pick Pomi up and put him on my knees.

“That was a wonderful surprise and you made me very happy.  Thank you! I love you my little darling.”

And Cotton Pomi says nothing. He just smiles.

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