Thus is the way of the world. It will be nice if we can at least get some real answers. I have a nagging suspicion that those will be elusive.
Meanwhile, Ben is feeling mostly OK and continues to enjoy his most favorite pastime - food. Ben does love his food.
Throughout all of this, Ben's appetite remained well intact. If this particular donkey ever stops eating, then I will really know his world is ending.
And just because it is a miserable, dreary day and its been a miserable week, here is a random puppy video from a couple years ago.