This is not a traditional Valentines day page but this four-legged blue-eyed devotee deserves an honourable mention. He will be 10 years old this month and I struggle to imagine my life without him. He gives me such unconditional love, just wanting to be with me, lying next to me reminding me to “be” and not just “do”. We each have our own set of quirks and foibles, his are: spraying on stuff that smells different, his love of fish, chicken and the ability to hear a tin opener from a mile away, his “hunting” ie taking away what his sisters have caught and claiming it for his own, his strident MIAAW, his thievery, even licking the margarine that is left open accidentally, his soppy behaviour after imbibing the cat nip, his insane jealousy and inability to share me with his feline sisters. He is a welcoming presence to come home to and his purring an absolute overflow of the happiness he can’t contain just being with me. I love him that much too.