I added more insects into their diets and tried some skin moisturizer and that seemed to help- by December their coats were looking beautiful again. They love mealworms and berries!
A lovely ring that my partner gave to me disappeared in October 2010. I looked everywhere for it. I thought I had left it by the kitchen sink, but there was no sign of it...
...until January 2011 when I lifted the top of the stove off to clean and found a mouse trove of secret treasures- a peanut, Hershey's kiss, and the ring! I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but you can tell that it was really well hidden!
This has intensified our fights about the mice in the house and whether to kill them (what he wants) or let them be/start trapping and releasing once it gets warmer (what I want...actually I don't mind a few living in the house!)...so far they are all still here! :)