Good-bye, Meep: Our friends’ 18-year-old cat, Meep, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Meep (so named for her odd-sounding meow) had a good life, and was blessed with a loving family, a safe home, and lots of good food. Too many cats and dogs never experience that.
Hello, Lucy: We gather at Gill’s sister’s place for a mass birthday celebration. Me, my brother-in-law, my sister-in-law, and the twins, all had December birthdays. Also on hand is the newest member of the family, lovely Lucy, a powderpuff Chinese crested. One of the twins, Rona, gets a remote-controlled car for her birthday, and Lucy goes nuts chasing it around the mirpeset. Here’s the little fluffball in all her four-kilo glory.