While Jared was kindly propagating an aloe plant for me today, he accidentally knocked a potted cactus off the windowsill. Reflexes kicked in and he reached out to catch it. Dang reflexes. His thumb was covered with cactus needles. Those suckers were long and went in deep - some even under his fingernail. Poor guy. It reminded me of the dog on Homeward Bound that gets a faceful of porcupine quills.