when you don't have a dog of your own, you have to get dog time in anyway possible. ask anyone who's been around me for an extended amount of time, and they'll have heard me say, MAN I WISH WE COULD JUST RENT A DOG TODAY.
i found this book at barnes and noble on clearance for $14 last night. yes, i bought it partially because its extremely good looking. but i also haven't read everything in it, so i'm starting at the beginning, with sense and sensibility.