Hello peapeople, Just having a bad day here. My good friend Mr. Skittles has passed. He was a bit droopy yesterday and I was keeping my eye on him. Woke up the AM and found him. He has no sign of injury. I'm afraid someone around here might be putting out rat poison - we have a lot of wood rats in the area. Last month we lost Sprig, one of this year's chicks, too, but I was out of town and am not sure what happened. This is all very disturbing. I know there isn't anything you can say, but people who don't know peas don't realize how devastating it is to lose one. So I just had to share it here. I loved Mr.S. He was a particularly curious, smart and dapper fellow. I miss him already.