He clearly got used and taken advantage of by various boys in his life, just by the very few instances I could see (like his current formerly young guy who was hooked on hard drugs and stealing from him, or the attractive neighbor boy who he was currently paying to mow his lawn while he was stealing tools out of his shed... (Don't even get me started on his fretting and crying over two trolls at BC (Gamine?) whom he thought to be friends, claiming someone he knew had died in a plane crash while I was visiting, only to later be proved false... (I warned Somersault he was too emotionally invested in a platform that invited dishonest narcissism and sociopathy)...
No... this is something else, just a simple fond memory. Somersault (Ian) had a lovely unusually smart dog named Sandy. I tried, to no avail, upon his death, to try to keep her from getting put down, but the obstacles from another country were practically impossible. I wanted to save her and adopt her so badly.
Anyway, during a visit, Somersault told me he wanted to show me something. He took Sandy and we got into my car, and he instructed me to drive into the nearby farmland where there were lots of cows. We got to a place with cows very close and visible. Somersault said "Sandy? Do you see the cows?" Sandy, in the back seat, came to attention and started making the strangest soft howling noise I have ever heard come out of a dog's mouth. "Woo-woo-woo-WOOOOOOO." I couldn't help but start laughing at the weird noises. Elderly Somersault stayed staring straight ahead, but now with a highly satisfied grin on his face.
When not soldering old electronics in his basement, this was something else he clearly enjoyed.