As an author, I can tell you all that I edited more on the science fiction novel intended to be the first in a series starring the same Gezka FaucMerz and Kiel Bronson. I had thought the whole series would be about their mercenary order – called The Children of Loki, or just Loki’s Children. It was a name Kiel and Gezka could actually agree to, which is a pretty big deal.
As a middle aged woman I can tell you that I did yard work today.
As a human living in a rural location I can tell you that today, none of the local farm animals or other pets let me pet them. I don’t always try, but do find it gratifying when a local horse, or goat or sheep, let alone the usual cats and dogs, let me pet them. Like so many of you, I have not mistressed (try the feminine of master for reasons other than extramarital infidelity) getting wild animals to let me pet them. I would like to, but so far it has remained a mere aspiration.