Bought cat litter for R Next Door. I still (nearly 3 years-) feel a pang of bereavement when I have to go to the pet food aisle. I fucking need cat company badly.
My sister near the NY/Canada border has been marvelling at extremely weird weather conditions over recent weeks; heatwave days in the 80's alternating with sharp returns to full winter conditions. They're also getting visible sprinklings of sparkly dust, which she assumes is volcanic ash. They're wondering if the growing season will be affected.