I walked up the stairs. The house was asleep and I muffled my steps lest I wake somebody up. The gate had creaked when I opened it. I hoped that no one had heard it. I had dropped my key, but I found it shining in the moonlight. The wind felt chilly, and I longed to be under my blanket. So I hurried up the stairs to my flat on the first floor.
And there he lay on the doormat. He didn't move for a while, but then his tail started to wag! He turned towards me, eyes shining in the dark. I think he meant to say, "What took you so long? I have been waiting for you."
I sat next to him on the floor and he crawled up against me."Oh I missed you", he was saying. He brought his face closer to me and demanded, "Ok pat me now." So I patted him. I said, "I was feeling so depressed, little doggy, I am so lonely." "Don't worry", he replied, "just pat me now, and everything will be alright." But after I had confided in him, I was about to cry. He raised his paw to me and said, "Come on shake my hand." So I shook his paw. Then he crawled up to me and said, "Now I am here, so how can you be lonely? Come on, don't worry." So I held him close and said, "Don't leave me, little doggy".