Not-so-good: Our local Sonny Bryan's is closing and we found out by getting an e-mail from their customer mailing list with a coupon for a free dinner plate at the next-closest location, which is not all that close to us.
Bad, but inevitable: Bubby is pretty sick. His weight loss we thought was related to Laurel coming back home from summer vacation only briefly stabilized. His symptoms in addition to the weight loss are very similar to those caused by feline leukemia virus, so we made an appointment with the vet for right after school today.
We have prepared ourselves for his eventual loss. Given the state he was in when he came out of our fender, we know he got nearly two years he wouldn't have if he hadn't climbed into our car.
I'll update with his status after the appointment.