We interrupt Memorial Day (it's winding down, anyway, having finished our fry out) for a special announcement. Duncan has returned home -- very vocally and quite thin. He had a friend with him at the back door when he meowed -- instantly recognized even though his voice is lower (was this all due to adolesence?) -- but I think we scared him/her off with our exuberance at the boy's return. Ai was upstairs; I told her to stop when she reached the landing, and to listen... I'll let you imagine the shrieks of joy!