Three years ago today I made a commitment to a little white dog to be his protector and number one fan till he is done being on the planet. My cat Beanie was with me for 15 years, and put up with a lot, but her life was much more stable than the boaty life has been for Austin at this point.
In the Winter of 2010-11 Austin became suddenly paralyzed and I carried him everywhere for three months, serving as physical therapist and cheerleader. That time was awful but it also somehow advanced our communication, cemented our attachment and trust, and bonded us thoroughly. Afterwards it felt like it had been a test and we both passed with flying colors.
Happy Anniversary, Boobaloo.