That’s Hippo. He is a beloved member of the family. He makes an excellent sleep mask and a good snuggle partner. He did indeed arrive at Christmas, a side effect of my love for the Gayla Peevy song involving both subjects as well as the desire of one for the other. He made as good a subject as any for tonight’s photo. It feels much earlier than it actually is. I don’t want to sleep away my day tomorrow. I’ll have to figure that out soon.