Another year has gone by with this gentleman by my side….

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Another year has gone by with this gentleman by my side. Steadfast and noble during the depths of my lowest lows; equally during the sparkle of my highest highs. No one knows me quite as well as he does; it’s likely no one ever will.

Basil turns 6 today, which is mid-thirties in human years, and he’s grown so much since his last birthday. Seeing him bond with his brother Reggie and the constant cycle of foster animals rolling through our apartment has been incredible – he impresses me at every turn with his wisdom and kindness and vulnerability and joy.

More incredible still: watching Basil fall in love with @_hotfingas as I did. She takes a very close second only to me…and sometimes I’m not entirely sure of that, even. The two of them are thick as thieves, and I’m 100% here for it.

Happy Birthday, Papa. You are an extension of myself. An extension of my love, realized. You are my dream come true. 💗

[📽 from September 2016, early-morning-snuggling on @goodxwolf’s couch]

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