Yes - I like those, Cloveart.
I know - Malt was warming her toes on the radiator yesterday, then pushed her head up against it and snoozed. I couldn't keep my hand there for more than a count of 12!!
Cats are asbestos!
I don't think those of us who are not in a care home environment for any length of time appreciate how much the little things matter, and what a difference they can make to the residents. How many of them get to have that level of interaction with pets when they leave their own homes behind them. Those who've had animal companions must miss them greatly, and some who've never known what it's like then get to experience it first hand, and the joy that it can bring. Likewise with children. And children can learn a lot from being around elderly and infirm residents.
I guess one time, our society was pretty inclusive, and many elderly people remained in their community and family environs, even passing away in them. These days, that happens much less often, and so a lot of the social chatter and sense of community is lost.
Am so pleased you were able to spend a fair bit of time with them.
And ice-cream - easier to swallow for those who may have difficulty with ordinary food.
Am not always a huge fan of ice cream, although I do love the very occasional peanut butter Magnum. And there's an ice cream parlour in Aviemore who sell the most beautiful buttery ice cream, made on their premises. Mmmm!
So, just looking at the (6) ages of cats again, I see we have two juniors and one "in his prime" (I just know Moray will be preening himself over that one
And you have two geriatrics. And I reckon they've earned their evaporated milk and their stick treats.