Have a warm and fuzzy holiday season! Looking ahead: in the New Year, this blog's going to diversify a bit. I'm teaching Environmental Ethics for the first time this spring, which should produce "blog fodder," plus I'm going to spend more time in the territory of ethics and parenthood. My book comes out in the UK January 8 and in the US January 18, just not in time for Christmas...so expect lots of animal talk to continue. Miao! Happy New Year!