I just got done grooming Thomas, a task that must be done every other day now that his coat has reached 2" in length on his body. Luckily, he loves being groomed. As I look at him sitting on top of the washer watching me type this, I am struck by the sheer beauty of this cat. He is a magnificent animal, which is a fine bonus to his being sweet, super affectionate, and having good house manners. (for the most part). I had hoped he would bring more sweetness and love into my tiny household. The fact that he reminds several time a day of the sheer beauty to be found in day to day life is a bonus. Of course, he also makes me laugh, like earlier today when he got into the cabinet under the sink, was rattling around so that I went to investigate, and was found to be playing with the 1/2 pint of cheap vodka and needle-less syringe that I use to clean the cartridges from my e-cigarettes. Had my digital camera battery not been on the charger, I could've gotten a good photo of "cat as junkie" as Thomas was sprawled on the bottom of the cabinet clutching the bottle of vodka while holding the syringe in his mouth. Not much nobility in that image, and it gave me the giggles.