One quick update, my kids have all recovered from Covid unscathed.
Do you have cats? We've had several over the years. Back on April 6, 2009 I did a joking post about Jasper and Smudge messing with the computer while I was gone fishing. How'd he get named Smudge? When he was a baby, he was just a little gray smudge.
Well, we lost Smudge quite a while back. Poor boy had a bad heart and only survived about 3 years.
Losing his brother, Jasper went into a funk like I've never seen an animal do. Can you imagine a cat moping? That was Jasper (that's him, the black & white below) for about 4 months. We decided to get him a brother or sister to keep him company.
Sophie didn't have "her" Jasper any more and pretty much didn't know what to do with herself. We were not getting another animal so I tried to "entertain" her as much as I could. Looks kind of sad huh.
Well, I created a monster. Now Sophie has a daily routine (that I've created for her in a moment of stupidity) that is far and above anything a normal cat should have.
Here's how it goes: