So, we went to a friend's house for dinner a few nights ago and wouldn't you know it, we came home with a hamster! His name is Pancake and he is the sweetest little thing. He's rolling around at my feet right now in one of those little hamster balls. He was "rescued" from a local college by our friends. I guess some students had managed to keep him without getting caught all through the school year last year but couldn't bring him home for the summer.They were about to set him free in the woods (!) when our friends intervened. We were admiring him while we were visiting and were asked if we'd like to take him home. Sure! What's another little critter at our place? This puts the "total number of mouths to feed" in my house at exactly 100! Good thing he really likes all the green beans and yummy things growing in my garden ;) We are so happy to have him as part of our brood.