Thank you, everyone, for being so kind and leaving such nice comments and sending me all of those emails about Molly's passing. I loved that so many people shared their stories with me. It really made me feel so much better. The past few days have been so full! The girls' last day of school was on Thursday. There was an office picnic on Friday and wouldn't you know it, the temps decided to spike on that day. Call me a wuss if you like, but I do not enjoy sitting out in 90 degree temps watching egg salad curdle for my daily entertainment. After Molly passed on, Maggie, her daughter and cage mate, stopped eating, wasn't really into grooming and just lay around. This is a spunky little rat who suddenly had no spunk. She would bring food over to Molly's corner and leave it and at night would make soft little chirping sounds and look around. It might sound strange but I think she was calling Molly and waiting for her to come back. We were really worried about her. So, Friday after the picnic we drove up to Plattsmouth and bought Zoe. She is only about 6 weeks old and quite tiny. She looks very similar to Molly and has the sweetest disposition. Maggie perked right up at seeing her and then tried to eat her. This was not the reception that I had imagined. Zoe's cage is right next to Maggie's cage and as to giving Maggie back her spunk and interest in living it has certainly worked. Zoe thinks Maggie is the coolest thing around and Maggie thinks Zoe needs to be removed. Maggie spends her days plotting and attempting to lure the new baby to her but Zoe is too smart for that. But at least she is grooming, eating and playing again. Saturday was full of catching up on chores and grocery shopping, Sunday doing more chores and helping the girls make fudge frosted fudge brownies. These things are death on a plate. So good and so rich I don't dare eat one. I know if I did the Crohn's would really be in an uproar. They look and smell fabulous though and Scott and the girls get the happiest expressions on their faces when they eat one. Just not fair. To counter any evil dietary effects they may have on my family tonight we will dine on lemon baked fish, rice and fresh veg. That'll teach them to eat fudge at me. Now I need to go see if any of the pictures I took this afternoon came out and then I need to go take pics of Zoe and Einstein so I can introduce you to the two new members of our family and I have to go catch up on every one's blogs and my daily clicks. Oh!!! Today at the pool Katy went under water twice!!!! I think she's finally getting over the water fear a little bit. I think Michelle being so patient and swimming about with her had a lot to do with it.