We got an email and some pictures from my former Dad!
"Hope you are having a nice holiday season. I just noticed on your blog about Minchie's habit of getting high once in a while. :) I had my share of him flying to unimaginable places. Here are two pics of him chilling on the bookcase. Sometimes I'd come home and find him sitting there preaching or yelling at me for being late. He is quite a character."