I've probably mentioned how lucky I feel to have in-laws I actually like (and love). The girls and I spent last week in Chelan with Mr. Puddle Run and his folks, plus his two sisters, their husbands, and our nephew. I missed the pets, of course, but a good time was had by all. Luckily, a friendly neighborhood cat was more than happy to provide a little pet therapy during our stay. We called him Shadow; other neighbors called him Felix. No one knew where he lived or what he was truly called, but he seemed very happy to serve as a loaner cat for the week (we didn't take him indoors due to our rental's pet policy, and also for fear of becoming inadvertent catnappers). With at least four of our 12 people jonesing for some four-legged companionship, he had plenty of laps to cycle through. Good cat—he managed the job handily.