Today's non-Instagram-fabulous snapshot: Gus lying in the fireplace. I need to repaint that brick, it's so impossibly grubby. You can also see the scratching post at the right, which Theo will actually scratch with as much enthusiasm as he does the couch also pictured here. That couch was new and perfect when we got Theo, and he has in the ensuing five years scratched the hell out of it and ripped the fabric underneath so it dangles down unattractively. Plus, this couch is usually covered in dog hair.