Six years ago today, Nozomi went from being an over-excited puppy without a name to an over-excited puppy with a name, home, and family. She has certainly left her indelible mark on the people and places around her, and I'd like to hope that it's a positive one for the most part. I know I can go on and on about this puppy¹ like an over-excited parent who thinks they're the luckiest person in the world, but so would anybody else had they been fortunate enough to bring this bundle of happiness home with them all those years ago.
Of all the souls I've encountered throughout my life, hers has been the most kindred.
- She'll always be a puppy to me. Even when she's 15 and grey.