Took one of the cats, Eighball, to the vet today. He forgot the little guy is 9 1/2 years old, because he's so lean and healthy. The vet asked if he was "bright and alert" and we just start laughing. You mean, does he run around the house at top speed looking out every window? Does he meow at us every night before bed to play with him? So I guess that's good. We decided to let the vet cut his nails, so he takes him off in the back to do it, during which we hear this blood-curdling cat scream. Apparently he didn't react well to the nail clipping, despite being perfectly calm for the shots. He was growling for many minutes afterward. I think he's over it now--although apparently the vaccines usually make them tired for a day or so so perhaps he's sleeping it off.