Hi everyone, it’s Allegra! Today is my 10th Adoption Anniversary! Ten years ago today, Mom brought me home to live with her and Amber. Sadly, I never got to know Amber really well, because she passed away six weeks after I arrived. Then it was just Mom and me for almost a year before Ruby joined our family.
This anniversary is bittersweet because Ruby is no longer with us. I miss my sister. I know she’s not really gone, and I feel her around us a lot, but it’s not the same as having her here in physical form so I can chase her around the house. I even miss getting annoyed at her – she could be a real brat sometimes!
It’s also a really strange time to be celebrating anything. Mom has been home with me almost all the time, and while I love having her with me so much, I also sense that something is really wrong. She’s explained to me that there’s a virus out there that’s really dangerous, and that that’s why she’s home so much, and that she can’t go out and play with her friends like she normally does. I worry about Mom! I can tell she’s trying to stay upbeat and positive, but I can also sense fear and stress from her.
Right now, between her lingering grief over Ruby, and now this new thing out there, taking care of her is a big job, but I’m up for it. I purr for her, and I even sit on her lap sometimes and let her hug me. Those things really take me out of my comfort zone, but I promised Ruby before she left us that I was going to step up and take good care of Mom.
Mom says we’ll be okay, and that today is all about celebrating. Despite the recent sadness and the current situation, the last ten years have been so wonderful! Thank you for loving me, Mom!
We’ll even have some tuna cake in Ruby’s honor. Well, I will. I’m not so sure about Mom…