They’ve been here for a little over two months now, and I know it’s cliche, but it’s hard to remember what it was like without them. Those first six months in Austin were the longest period of time I’ve ever been away from them. In fact, I think it’s the longest period of time since I was five that I’ve been totally pet-less.
I didn’t really like it.
Today Miko was sick – not a major sickness, just a hairball – and the upset stomach put her a little out of sorts. She wasn’t just mellow, she was quiet, and if you’ve ever met Miko you know that’s something of a feat. But still, for all those times when I’ve snipped at her, today I found I actually missed the running commentary. The place just felt too…empty.
After dinnertime, which she ate most of, she seemed to be feeling better. She streeeeeeetched out, sauntered across the living room, looked up at me, and *meeped*. It was wonderful.
I’m grateful for moments like that.