Today's favorite moments included . . .
. . . taking a little stroll with Todd, and seeing a squirrel with a stubby tail. That always makes me think of the Beatrix Potter tale of Squirrel Nutkin, which my mom used to read to me when I was a child. When I recently reread it for the first time in decades I didn't find the story itself that captivating, but I still smile and think, "There goes Nutkin!" when I see a squirrel with a stub of a tail.
Incidentally, when I was a kid I thought Nutkin was just singing nonsense to the owl, but when I reread the story as an adult I noticed that the silly poems were riddles. I guessed a few, then when I went online to look up the other answers I learned that they are italicized and embedded in the text around the riddle. Clever.