Exactly one year ago today I brought this goober home from the APA of Missouri. Since then, he’s tripled in size and helped cement my status as the craziest of cat ladies. Sometimes we play fetch. Sometimes he brings me things while I sleep — like earrings, my glasses and the kitchen sponge. Sometimes, like right now, we just curl up together on the couch and watch old episodes of The X-Files together.
He’s noisy, messy and occasionally obnoxious. But he’s also the sweetest and most loyal cat I’ve ever met. Every day when I come home, he’s there, waiting by the door for me. He makes me laugh daily, and he’s always there for me when I need him with pure, unconditional love. Because of him, I’ve started volunteering at a local cat shelter in my spare time, and I’ve become a passionate advocate for shelter pets. I know adopting him was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, and I can’t believe it’s only been a year since I brought home that small, fuzzy black kitten.
Thanks for an awesome year, Jasper. Here’s to many more.