I adopted Thomas six months ago. I wouldn’t normally make a big deal of a half anniversary, but this seemed important. He’s such a sweet boy.
On our walk this morning, it struck me that he’s sometimes like a little kid. He’ll be intent on his own pursuits (usually sniffing out bunnies), and then suddenly turn around, with a huge smile, and bump my hand with his nose. And then he’s back to his bunnies again. He has all the single-minded focus and scatter-shot impulses of a toddler breaking away from a game to quickly hug his favorite person. It doesn’t get any sweeter than that.