Every year I dread the last week, that week between Christmas and New Years. At the store where I work we do our yearly inventory that week. There is so much stuff crammed into our small store, and we do the kind of inventory where you have to count each item against a list. It is long and tedious. It takes us nearly all 6 days to get it done. (Yes I know I am whining, but trust me, it's bad). And I still have to work at my other job. So what I am basically saying is I haven't and won't really have any time to work with CB until the new year :( But on the positive side, hopefully things will finish melting and I won't have to worry about him slipping on the icy snow/slush mess in his corral.
And it's not like I don't at least pet him when I feed him morning and night. It works best if I reach out and touch his hip first and then step forward to his shoulder and I can stand there and pet him while he munches.