Because I just KNOW you’ve (esp. you Lauri! ha ha!) been losing sleep over the status of Cooper- rest assured, he’s alive and kicking. And ugly.
He’ survived the many many many miles to Florida and back while providing entertainment for 3 young ones~ did you know how thrilling it is to flick a tadpole’s cage and watch this creature (him?, her?, it?) jump??
As for the saying about some babies being only beautiful in their parent’s eyes…. let’s take it a step further… there is a reason some creatures eat their young. Frog legs anyone?