Thanks to all of you for your good wishes for little Gollum. They paid off!!! Tonight he took his first pinkie mouse (1,1grams -- hard to swallow for that tiny worm, but he did it.) He took a bit of pestering before he finally half-heartedly struck and got it caught on a couple of teeth. But he held on, coiled and spent the next 30 minutes trying hard to get it down. YAAY!! He's going to make it! I'm feeling sure of that now!!! And although I didn't want to stress him, I turned on the lights for one quick pic. It's not great, but it's proof that prayers do get answered -- and sometimes the answer is YES!! Thanks again!!!!