In August, I was taking a walk during my lunch break and I found a monarch caterpillar. I decided to bring it home so that Hazel could watch it grow into a butterfly. I found a large glass jar and put some milkweed in it for the caterpillar to eat. One Friday I came home and the caterpillar was nowhere to be found. I didn’t know what happened to it, but since it was out of the jar it was fair game for Hazel, Mila, or the Roomba. When I went back to work Monday, a coworker had brought in some milkweed for me. I broke the sad news that the caterpillar was missing. I was about to toss the milkweed when we spotted, of all things, a tiny monarch caterpillar on it. So, I brought it home to try again (this time with a better lid on the jar). A couple of weeks later we found the first “missing” caterpillar. It had crawled up the trim on our window and turned into a cocoon. So, in the end, Hazel got to raise two monarch butterflies.