Thanksgiving has started.  My sister, her two boys ages 10 and 12 and their dog have arrived.  Her husband is the smart one of the group, he decided to go climb a mountain for Thanksgiving. Both my university daughters are home, with puppy, fish and hamster.  So right now I have 3 dogs, a spring-loaded puppy, a terrified cat, hamster and fish in addition to extra kids and humans.  I have assigned the kids the job of keeping the animals from trying to eat each other.   I think my husband wishes Kansas City had mountains.