You and me. You keeping me company. You with your body resting next to my feet as I typed on the computer or listen to the Old Time radio shows. You as in a living being I can depend on. We did things together. By looking at you, I understood what you were saying without words. I knew what you wanted. I wanted to please you, to make you happy. In a way, we were kindred spirits. I understood your needs and you understood mine. I did not judge you. You did not judge me. That was the best present we gave one another. You did not belong to me, but it didn’t matter. The bond was there just the same.