I'm glad you liked hearing about my ADC. Now, my job is to try to keep all those heavy and thick feelings at bay, so my Dad can come through more often. It's difficult, though, but maybe we can condition ourselves to think about our loved ones with gratitude and love, versus sadness and longing.
Our fur-baby is a handful :) Poor thing, we've never had anything other than goldfish, and I don't have children, so it will be an interesting experience for us all. We've had him for close to two weeks and he already feels like a part of the family.