I thank everyone who contacted me and those who took part in the bidding during my first Ebay auction. I'm happy to report that the Panda Sisters will be leaving today for the state of Illinois to live with some very nice people who have many of my little bears. I think the very best part of the Teddy Bear World is the fact that your own world grows - through new friends you meet along the way. Sometimes correspondence takes place totally over the Internet! My own little family is quite small, but I feel a part of so many more families as my little ones go out into the world taking a little of me with them.