One year ago, this week, my beloved Ali-Cat was put to sleep. It is impossible to believe it has been one year. One year seems so long, and yet it feels like yesterday. I still miss Ali very much. I think about her often. Seeing pictures of her, feels strange. Her passing, still feels so raw. I read my blog post about that awful day this morning, remembering, and reflecting with tears running down my face. I am still very emotional about her passing. 

It's amazing how much an animal becomes apart of the family. I could never imagine my world without Ali, and now one year later, It is weird. I have (without) a choice excepted her death, and have done my best to move on. I had not realized how much I was hurting until I got Zoe Madison. Zoe Madison has filled a void that had been filled with sadness after Ali passed away after 18 years in my life.

I wish Zoe was able to meet Ali. Even though Ali hated all living things but my mother and I, I am pretty sure they would have gotten along. (I find it hard to believe anything could not like Zoe.) Selfishly I wish Ali with me, even though now I know she isn't suffering anymore. I am very thankful for the 18 years I had with her. Life has gone on, but she will always be apart of me, my life and my experiences. I am thankful for that.

I look forward to the next 18 years with Zoe Madison.