Pumpkin (Kyra’s little gerbil) certainly gets around these days. It seems like she’s involved with every aspect of our daily lives.

She sits on Alex’s shoulder while he does homework, probably whispering answers in his ear.

Today I found this shot– taken by one of the kids– of Pumpkin sitting in an empty baking powder can and surveying the room.

The good news is the little bugger is much easier to care for than a dog, and only occasionally manages to architect an escape and hide under the couch or dryer.