After a long episode of crying last night, Reanne reminded me that all the times she asked for a pet in the town home I told her "when we get a house." She also told me that she would feel so much better if, when she was sad she had something to cuddle and love. I thought about it for a while after the kids went to bed and discussed with Jess which kind of pet we (mostly I) could handle. Then I went on KSL and found this big guy with cage and food for free. That pretty much proved to me that it was a sign and that I should just go for it, which I did.