It's been a year since I last saw you. I've thought of you every day and I still miss you.
After the pain lessened a little, I remembered how you came into my life and how not only did you save me, but I saved you as well. Beyond setting this memorial to you, I wasn't sure what I needed. I didn't want to forget you or replace you, but all the love had to go somewhere.
You didn't get to meet Zooey, but she came into my life the same way you did. She reminds me a whole lot of you. She's an older rescue, so I won't have as much time with her as I did with you. It took a long time for me to stop calling her Xena. I still catch myself once in a while doing that. But she is a very nice dog and I think you'd like her too.
When I took her to the vet for her first checkup the doctor couldn't believe I'd get another Dalmatian. I just couldn't think of getting anything else.
Xena, I still miss you greatly. I have your pictures everywhere and have your collar on the mirror in the car. You were a great dog and I still love you.
I hope you've found Oz and that he's showing you around. Zooey and I will see you both soon.