She had a presence even in her quietness. She encouraged me to be a better person, to care and to love. To make a home worth coming home to. Her energy filled our space with tenderness, a soft warmth of settling in and staying for awhile. When the last breath left, my whole life changed. Just like that, everything was different. I felt her everywhere in spirit. Her bright eyes so happy to see me the moment mine opened. The persistent Feed Me stare that couldn't be ignored and always made me smile. The smell of her fur, like I ever had. The pat of her paw as she'd pull me in for scratchy kisses. The tiniest nose so close to mine when we shared my pillow. These were the delicate moments with just her and I. It was enough love to fill every lifetime, and then some.