Yoda is very elderly now. He doesn’t see well, is completely deaf, often seems very confused and can no longer go up to the second floor (after a ten year hiatus, we have a baby gate again). But for all of the challenge his age brings, it also brings a sweetness. We are so much more deliberate in our attention and affection, girls included. He is teaching us to be patient. And the one unchangeable thing about him is his unconditional love of his clan. Caught this morning sleeping with his arm around his best buddy / brother.