We have animals. Not just the average cat and dog, but 4 cats, 2 dogs and 1 ferret and and AND several chickens ~ mostly roosters. We've become a sanctuary. As a result there are things we've learned to deal with (thanks to our love of furred and feathered beasts) I'm loathe to ask good friends to deal with. So unless plans are made well in advance, we don't go far or long. Which is why today found us hanging locally to enjoy brunch and a stroll through the shops. (Dirk and Bennie have worn the Fluxx game cards nearly to shreds so it was time for a new deck.) We also got to visit Lady Tara at the Country Goose while restocking the PG Tips. Since we weren't too far from home, we were then able to go back there and snooze in the Oasis.