Adele purred lovingly and nuzzled his cheek.
A bit of harmless cosplay, he rationalized, forcing himself to tolerate the pointy ears, velour bodysuit, bushy black tail.
Dad, this has to stop now! Their adult daughter was adamant.
For better or worse, he had vowed fifty-two years ago. He wasn't about to capitulate now.
They wouldn't love her like he did at that nursing home. They wouldn't feed her anchovy treats, play laser tag with her, pet her tenderly until she fell asleep every night, fill the bathtub with fresh kitty litter every morning.