Clear Blue Water by Karen Montague-Reyes for February 11, 2008
Owen: Mom, my hamster died. Eve: Sweetheart, I'm sorry! Owen: Can I get another one today? Eve: Maybe you could take a moment to grieve for Pearl before you replace her?! Manny: Why? She was just a buck pet. A cheap, throwaway pet you don't get too attached to. Like goldfish - Eve: You're horrid! He loved Pearl! We're having a funeral - Owen: Oh! Then I'm glad I didn't toss her! Eve: What?! Manny: Told ya. Buck pets. Eve: I'm surrounded by psychopaths!