Some things are just too cute, and brighten life. Children and dogs are this way. Here are Mercy and Courage (niece and nephew), in West Virginia, playing chess. They did this for about an hour one morning. Courage showed his Robinsonness, and could not bear to lose. He is 4. Mercy continued to play with her older brothers for another hour. She is 7. On the cold days, these kids played chess, Clue, Scotland Yard, Dutch Blitz, and other games. These two little ones may not fully grasp the game yet (I know I don't!), but they watch and follow, and enjoy it all the same.