Good to hear from you!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice compliment! That hippo is such a celebrity...he was even in the old series Daktari and knows commands. One of the workers there was trying to get him to open his mouth on command and he was not having it! Are you doing ok? Have missed you! Was you still going to post an Ireland blog? Would love to see the pics! I have been doing ok for the most part, but suffering with sinus problems at the moment. Grrrrrr Have a good week!!