“Its eyes are bleeding as it tries to stay awake with me. It wants to get me sleep but I won't let it. There is still so much left for me to do, and so little time to do it. If I can just stay awake a little bit longer, I can finish my work and then and only then can I let myself sleep.
There is a hope in its mind that I will let it help me. There are so many friendly creatures around here. All you hear about are the bad ones, but that is mostly because the simple acts of nature go unnoticed. But it noticed me, and it noticed how hard I am working. And more than anything it wants me to be rested, to be ready for the next day.
The rest of them are already asleep. No help needed there. I took the liberty of taking care of that part, and I will take up the rest of it as well. An old motto; don't leave undone today what will be made worse tomorrow.
So I keep on digging and it keeps watching me.
It builds up a bed of moss and tries to build a small fire to add some warmth. It is a wonderful gesture, if unwanted. If it is just patient a little bit longer than maybe I will let it put me to sleep.