We do have a habit of adopting a pet short. It's like a cat playing with a mouse. We have way too much fun, the mouse ends up dead, and then we spend 10 more minutes batting it around wondering why it ain't moving anymore.
We remember our pet shorts fondly, and occasionally even turn one before they die.
So don't sweat it too much. Lucy is our new pet short and he's rather entertaining.
Guys, I had a premonition of our lucy...he is blind and has an eyepatch on each eye, he is deaf and is suffering from premature dementia. He is about to approach the abyss of a steep fall with an intense squeezing feeling on his "cajones" which will increase with intensity. He don't hear or listen, he don't see and he don't comprehend.