Back in February, I made some notes about dog ownership after a month of having Jake ( http://www.chazhound.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2663 ). Needless to say, after several months, I've been able to look back and reflect. The result of this reflection is the list below: 1) Refinishing hardwood floors is a great mental torture on dogs - who run and run - and get nowhere! 2) the couch your dog chewed on can easily hide the chew-marks with creative placement. 3) Dogs will dig. They will dig no matter what you do....EXCEPT when you're digging out a tree-stump...then dogs don't dig any more. 4) Dogs are not afraid of power tools....that are running...that are in your hands....the hands your dog thinks you should be using to pet them. 5) Dogs and home repair don't mix. They blend - usually during the painting stage....and usually to match the colour of your trim. 6) Dogs move faster than digital cameras can focus. 7) Dog ownership directly impacts what businesses/stores you'll go to. 8) The difference between men and women is women get 'puppy-whipped'. 9) Dogs are the rinse stage before the dishwasher starts. Any others I come up with, I'll add at that time.......however, like before, feel free to add your own.