|Mingus is blindingly white in sunlight. If he sparkled, he'd be a vampire.|
The cats are siblings and we adopted them together, so from day one they've been the best of friends, but I never had such high hopes for my dogs.
I have a hard time believing that Vespa is 8- or 9-years-old. Sure, she has a gray muzzle now, but she still seems as inquisitive and playful as a puppy. Greaseball and Fifty are still her elders, but they seem like crotchety old cats. Vespa and Mingus seem like pups, but this probably shows that it's been a long time since I've been around a puppy myself. I do recall a fair amount of gnawing going on when we fostered puppies, and I do remember being really excited when it was their time to go away.