I have blogged before about the sweet and loving interactions that Bear and Nola have, and about how their little relationship is developing. Well, this past month was a big one - Nola started reaching for Bear, all by herself and with very little encouragement from me. It has been clear to me from the beginning that Bear has loved little Nola, but Nola's acknowledgement of Bear is a whole new level of adorable. I'm really excited about it; and although Bear was happy about it at first, I'm not sure she appreciated me holding her head in place for Nola to muster up the motor skills to make contact with her furry little dome. I guess she better get used to it - we are closer than we know to chasing and tail-grabbing and fur-pulling.