Here's the thing - why is she stressed now?!?! I don't think she has grasped the concept that we now have an ENTIRE DAY to snuggle. I mean, really, what could be better than that? Eva, Adina and I stand at the ready to help all that stress melt away by showering Mom with love. And dog drool. It has healing properties, you know.
So, as Mom putters around the house, I place myself strategically in her path. She pats me absently for now but, before long, she'll realize this is a pretty good day after all.