There's a small cat (maybe a kitten) who lives part-time in our garage. I saw her walking down the driveway yesterday afternoon while I was doing the dishes. Husband says, "Don't ever get tempted to leave her a little something." She looks healthy, so somebody is leaving her something. If I catch a glimpse again, I'll try to get a picture.
And this afternoon, I went out to put garbage in our garbage can and discovered a raccoon sleeping down there! I squeaked a little scream and put the lid back down. Raccoons are only cute, I believe, if you are seeing them from a distance.
By the way, the young couples dinner went fabulously well last night. 5 couples came -- not a huge crowd. But I think they will get together again, and there are 2-3 others who may want to join them.
At the end of the dinner, I gave each of them a copy of the book The Lutheran Handbook on Marriage.
P.S. by the way, the two areas the couples found right away were: How to Identify an Ill Spouse, and How to Handle an In-Law Visit. (Another good chapter: How to Train Your Spouse). As you can tell, this book mixes the serious and the light-hearted.