I also have puppy-nephew Louie and dog-niece Zoë, who brighten my life with unadulterated enthusiasm when they greet me.
@jean I don't have any living pets right now. My only actual ghost story features a much-loved cat, Zorro, whom we had to have put down at age 18. About a month after burying him I looked out the kitchen window while washing dishes and there he was, plain as day, walking across the back yard.
I draw no conclusions from this.
@MirazHe is... He's gorgeous, too. He's more copper colored than blonde, which is awesome, too.
@jean Mine is definitely a pet-loving household! We have a cuddly and hilarious tabby cat, Gidget, who just turned six a couple of weeks ago. Before lockdown, we'd also regularly see my parents' dog Gizmo (who used to also be my dog before I moved out), who is BFFs with Gidget when he's allowed to come over.