Our camping trip was alright. We were both suffering from allergies, bad. When we got home we were saddened to find that our poor little Totoro was dead. Ani took care of it so I wouldn't have to see. It was very sad to have him go, although both hamsters are very old and we expected it soon. Even if you expect it, Its still sad.
The Cat Returns is one of my favorite animated films. The end song, Kaze Ni Naru, is one of my favorite parts and gave me the longing to play the ukulele. I found just the uke for me here in Montreal. It is part musical instrument and part souvenir of Quebec. I am not terribly good at it yet, but I am starting to get this song down. Once I have it figured out, I will either attempt to learn the words so I can sing along, or move on to another great song. In the meantime, here is a great cover of the song by someone who has been playing a lot longer than I have.