Yes, the kids love to the watch the videos Buppa posted of them all swimming in the neighbour's pool.
The kids have two cats, Asha and Abby, and they are always on the wrong side of the door. Meow, let me in, Meow let me out, Meow, I want back in again. I couldn't keep track of the furry beasties, and when we went out, I wanted to be sure both cats were safely inside the house. So, I devised this system with the two tin cans. One is labelled Asha, and the other Abby, and each end has a label IN and OUT. The computer desk is right beside the patio door, so whoever lets a cat in or out has to turn the appropriate tin can over so we know who is in and who is out. When it is time to go for a swimming lesson or a picnic we know right away if we have to go searching for a furry critter hiding in the back yard, or if both cats are safely inside. This system has saved me many a grey hair during out babysitting gigs this past summer.
So, that's what two tins are doing sitting beside the computer in the living room. I do have method in my madness.