My favorite client (several way tie) came in with my favorite patient (several way tie).  It had been a while since I had seen them.

“Do you remember her?” he asked.

I remember her sweet temperament and that I can never quite pinpoint what mix of terrier she is.

I remember to call her a girl, even though she has an unusual, beautiful Irish name that could go either way (like me).

I remember how sad I was when her ear was nicked, and how we all – family and vet team – almost fell over ourselves trying to get her out of pain as quickly as possible, and a week or two later decided not to do corrective surgery because she was just so freaking cute with her notched little indeterminate terrier ear.

I remember her beautiful wide brown eyes and how scared they always look when she first gets here, and how she relaxes as the visit progresses, remembering she is among friends.

“Yes, of course,” I said.