Poor Belle. We are getting a big storm in, and the wind is just whipping everywhere. Belle has had a balloon for about two weeks now, (she has kept them over a month before), and she was using it as a kite outside. She did not let it go...it came untied where they tie the string to the balloon. She was just crushed. Curled up into a ball and cried her little eyes out. So I had a wonderful idea of making a kite from items we had around the house. I have never made a kite...I do not know the physics behind making them fly....(I bet Doug does though....shoulda called him.) Anyway needless to say the balloon flew much better, but Belle was happy, and we got some good pictures.