I made a big mistake. I had been quite pleased with myself for planning my return so the girls would not see the bag containing Marty Poopins or me burying it. Unfortunately, I was so focused on keeping him happy & calm when we left that I didn’t think about the girls watching me take him away. They spent a full week asking me what I’d done with him. They looked everywhere. They asked again. It was terrible. Even the babies wondered where he was. Everyone has since settled down, although Katy Pecky held out hope for an extra day.