1. Six are huddled together on the perches and the seventh in the nest box she’s still not outgrown. They cluck softly as I peek in to check they’re all in bed. Turn out the light. You’re letting the cold in. Go away, I’m trying to sleep here.

2. We spend a lot of time together, a LOT. But quality time is still a rare treat.

3. She’s so excited to see him that she doesn’t know which way to run so she runs every way at once.

4. Sat on my shoulder, his fur is so soft and warm against my ear. I wonder how I can convince the other cat to sit on the other side and be another purring earmuff.