the fabulous oma reached new heights this weekend when she tracked down a store that had belas favorite friend boris in stock. she bought 3 backup borises (bori?) and now we do not have to worry about the what ifs. when oma presented bela with the new frogs, i told her that she was blowing my current scam that boris was in this alone. i do not think bela caught on. the original boris has been retired, he had a nasty accident in chicago and is now out of commission. doris will now be limited to home use only, so we do not run the risk of losing her. the new bori look a little bit different, but only to the trained mama eye. hopefully bela will not catch on. these three new members of the lovey team will be names dolores, horace and florance. for lack of better rhyming names.