my very best friend in the whole world anouk will be turning a year old next week. however her birthday is the same day my old friend naomi was killed. so it will be a happy/sad day. anouk is so grown up now, i can hardly remember when she was just a baby with a scab on her nose. i didn't even want her.. but she loved me out of all people so i couldn't resist trying her on for size and then the next morning when i woke up she was all snuggled up next to me on my sweater and i had to keep her. she is the best cat ever, so loyal and funny. she is a chartreux cat. she also sleeps hilarious so i have about a million photos of her sleeping all wild like. am i thrilling with my cat stories? a lot of people say i am going to be an old cat lady.. i think they are right.. sigh.