My pal, Ripley, is really happy. It's hard to tell from this gaze from atop his perch above the kitchen cabinets. In fact, Ripley is very happy because - after a recent health scare - he's in good shape once again and ready to resume his life of leisure in south Florida. Getting animals to pose is not easy. I didn't use flash - to avoid closed eyes - and I wielded a kitchen utensil to get his attention and direct him into this cold, businesslike look.