You are the source of all of my non-human joy. We have a deep relationship. We have a shorthand. I believe you are my soulmate. And I don't even believe in soulmates. I love our starring contests even though you usually win. We have so much in common... tv shows, preferred walking route, time and distance, we like the same people and we both prefer junk food instead of the food we really should be eating. We love to cuddle on the couch with each other. All the love I give out to you is returned to me. I can't imagine ever loving another animal as much as I love you. And that is why you will remain an only child.