Earlier this week, I did a double-take when I saw the note for today's date in my day planner:
adoption Rebus (2007)
Has it really been 6 years already since this "baby picture"?
I still remember your desperate howls while we drove back to my apartment from the shelter, your confident strut as you exited the transport cage and explored every bit of your new home like you'd forgotten the entire traumatic experience, and your first nap sprawled behind the toilet on that hot summer afternoon.
Thank you for 6 wonderful, surprising, challenging, love-filled years. Thank you for changing my life.