All smiles as he enjoys the day out in NYC on his 12th birthday

More: For over 11 years, he's gotten me through breaks ups, moves, job and career changes, grad school (twice), and breast cancer treatment during the pandemic. Since I adopted him at 1 year old, he's been a brave, kind, hilarious, and adventurous pal who's enriched my life in countless ways. A girl's best friend!