We took the cat to the vet (group activity without the dog, VERY rare occasion) and found out he has a pretty bad bacterial infection in his ears. I had noticed some schmutz in there and had cleaned then a few times but they didn't smell and it didn't look like mites so I let it be. Now I feel a little bad because he's probably been a little uncomfortable for about a month now. I'm a bad cat mom! He has been excessively friendly ever since we went away on our trip and came back, I think he truly missed us. So this is a picture of Mike getting in some quality time with Redderick.