They arrived at their friends' house in the mountains this Saturday only
minutes after one of their friends learned that his sister had just been
killed in an auto accident. They came home later that afternoon (cutting
their trip short) to find Dominique's parakeet in distress on the bottom of
her cage. Poor wee beastie died this morning. And Mommy is away in Las
Vegas and can't be there to comfort them.

Time to upgrade to GW8!