Thank you Doris. Guinevere is pretty special too.
Both she and Monty are 18 years old now.
You did the right thing with your Dieffenbachia plant,
it will regrow. You will have new plants too, if you are lucky. Just keep your plant away from drafts, and not too close to a window. Between 6 to 8 foot is good. Keep it moist, but don't overwater it.
Did you know, their common name is Dumb Cane? So called, because your throat will swell up and you wont be able to speak if you eat the foliage. It is poisonous to cats, dogs, and small children.
Thanks Doug, he did didn't he. I will tell him you said so.