I do have a rule that I only respond to comments within the comments section itself, but just this once I'm going to make an exception before I go to bed.
First of all- Ann Marie, I hate losing pets, no matter what sort of pet it is. A pet is a pet, and for those of us who love animals, we all know what it's like to lose one. You poor thing.
Second of all- Lenka, get back here, young lady. Do not let some unimaginative teacher tell you that writing is a waste of time. I spent my entire life dreaming about things and people that don't actually exist- and now that I'm a writer, I do the same thing but I'm paid for it. And one of the nicest things about being a professional writer is that, occasionally, I get to inspire someone else to write. Lenka- you've got talent. Don't let it fade away.
As for the rest of you, why don't you fill the LAST comment section before you fill this one? That gives you ten thousand comments to make.
(oh dear God...)