The photograph of Louie on the left was taken the day I picked the Smalls up from the shelter. The one on the right was taken a just few days ago.
Louie and all the Smalls are still small for their age, but they've filled out nicely, their proportions are good, and they're healthy. Everyone is well past the two pound mark, and are scheduled for surgery this week.
So, yes. Our days with the Smalls are numbered.
Brace yourselves, we'll be saying goodbye to this special bunch very soon.