Today is Mom's birthday. There aren't very many pictures of the two of us together, and this is the only one of her holding me. It was taken on my Gotcha Day. Mom didn't know it then, but I was about to change her life.
She changed mine too. I love her very much even though I hack up hairballs on the rugs, don't greet her when she comes home from day hunting, don't sit on her lap and don't come when she calls me.