Over the next two weeks, I’ll be off more than on-line, as I expect most of you will be too. Wishing you all, and especially your beloved animals, the happiest of holiday seasons. And yes, Merry Christmas too!

I leave you with a touching video that should serve as a reminder to us all to exercise religious tolerance – at all times of course, but particularly at this time of year. An Amish horse team pulling an oil tanker out of a snow bank…now that’s religious, and cultural, tolerance at work.