Oh, that's right! twenty-seven, then. Well, here, Mr. Minky's big enough for two people, if you don't mind the fur being extra-long and getting in your mouth and nose whenever you hug him. Ah, but he could have been shared before, so... Never mind, that still puts us down one. That's a shame. I mean, not a shame that Beau's got that blue one for the movie, just a shame that we've got one less. Well... I do have some other stuffed animals... anybody wanna cuddle with a dolphin? <pours self a mug of cocoa> Relax, guys, there's gonna be plenty of happiness in this story, too. Happiness, and jokes, and some fun references, and generally uplifting stuff, and don't forget we've got those tadpoles coming up. Just like Maggie said- er, uh, that is, just like Maggie is going to say in chapter thirteen, you can't frown at a tadpole. A fluffly pink bunny? Hm... I'll check.