Buddy and Petey wish to thank everyone for the great response to our plea for families who are willing to adopt pet rocks that have been abandoned by their cruel former masters. (I was about to write ‘stone-hearted former masters’ when Buddy reminded me how loving and caring some of the pet rocks, that have hearts of stone, can be.) They are grateful to each and every one who applied for a pet and hope that no one was offended when the checking of your home as an appropriate habitat for our charges included their nosing around in every corner to be sure there were no pack rats to carry the pets away or insects or molds to harm them when they need a long rest.
Anyhow, Buddy is almost embarrassed -- Petey is impossible to embarrass! -- to admit that so many of our loyal readers have opened their homes to take in our friends that we do not have enough rocks to place with some of the qualified applicants. We don’t want these families to miss out on the pleasure that a rock can bring them; however, we have searched our entire neighborhood and have turned up only a couple of former pets that we missed on earlier searches. Neither Buddy nor Petey want any of you who have provided good homes to our rocks to give them back, but they are fairly sure that, if you look around your neighborhood as we did ours, you will likely stumble over a few pet rocks that have been abandoned there. If you do, please rescue them and send us a note describing each rock so that we can match that rock with someone who wants to adopt it.
Again, Buddy and Petey thank you for your help.