that no matter how much we love our children and take precautions and worry over them that sometimes they are going to get hurt, sometimes even at our own hands. That's life and it does NOT make us bad moms. And yeah, we bawl and feel bad, cause we are moms. But please, don't worry about being a bad mommy. I have read lots of your posts and I would venture to say nothing is further from the truth. I am sorry Jesse lost his tail but I feel fairly confident, and imagine Mike will second it along with a few others, that he is in capable loving hands. Wish I had some suggestions.