today is harriet’s 4th birthday. i’ve had her since she was 3 months old and can’t overstate how happy i am to have her and to be her owner. she’s a cat, so she’s kind of a bitch, and certainly seems like she can do without me for the majority of the time, but having her around to take care of has been so valuable to me. she provides company that i am otherwise missing by living “alone.” she’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s sweet when she wants to be, she’s expressive, and she’s really good at down dog. she’s my hare and i love her.