Oh how I'm grateful for this one. All of the kids are in school (so weird--still struggling with that one a touch). Joe is at work all day. And I have to go around and figure things out around town. It'll be a bit easier when I learn some German. But for now, all I have to do is take this guy with me wherever I go, and I'm set. They smile and laugh and talk to Mack. And he smiles and giggles back. As long as I have him by my side, people are nice to me. So far. Thank heavens!!!