He is a super great cat and I love him to bits!
Also, just a few days ago was our dog Stevie Wonder's adoptaversary too! We have had her for 8 years. We have 3 dogs now, but Stevie was our first dog that we got together - and for that reason she has a special place in our hearts. Honestly, we didn't realize this until it was far too late, but she really would have preferred to be an only dog.
Stevie is really a little weirdo. She's very sweet and loving with us, but also quite protective. When I do yoga out in my yoga studio, she sleeps on the door mat outside the studio door to make sure I am safe. She loves attention, but the second you stop doting on her, she goes off into self-appointed exile. Her favorite spot for the last couple of years has been in the corner behind the sofa. It's crazy!
Her hobbies include: growling at other dogs, rushing in when we are snuggling Snoopy or Dottie to steal our attention all for herself, lying in the woodchips in the backyard contemplating life, licking the floor (???), and going for walks. Going to the woods is her favorite thing of all. At home she often seems very world-weary and contemplative, but once we get to the woods she puffs up and comes alive!! It is really beautiful.
Also, this year, Stevie learned to play fetch! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks??? She loves squeaky toys, and somehow - after years of disinterest - Mr. VE&T managed to teach her fetch. Now she just loves playing fetch in the back yard, and she really has quite a sweet love affair with her little red ball.
I love you, Stevie!