This time last year, the Woman was pretty sure I wouldn't last this long, but here I am, and I feel better this year than last.
I got my presents early this year, mostly because the People aren't sure exactly what day my birthday really is, and they figure my actual birthday was a week or two ago. Today there will be steak, just for me (but I'll share with Buddah because I'm not a monster) and naps on the big bed, and after dinner I'll hop onto the Woman's lap and we'll watch some TV or a movie.
It's not as exciting as getting my driver's license last year, but that's all right.
I made it to seventeen. officially, and honestly...I didn't think I'd get here, either.