*We saw the "Russian man" and his CAS across the road as we headed out tonight. He glanced at us and turned another direction. I'll elaborate more on it in my story thread in the Dog Stories forum. His CAS looked skinner though - hope he's alright and not sick or anything. *We bumped into the Fila pup I had previously written about - her name is Gisela and she is from a breeder in Nevada; her person however is from Portugal. He's new in town (less than two years). We chatted and I told him about local attractions while the dogs played. Gisela's tail spun like a fan when she spotted the both of us and it took all of her handler's might to restrain her - she jumped up on me and gave me kisses then proceeded to wrestle around with Katalin. Either her ojerza is coming in really late or she is not a 'correct' Fila...though she looked pretty **** correct to me. What's inside though...I'll have to see with time. *Someone admonished me for having a cruel instrument of torture on my puppy. Katalin wears a stainless steel fursaver - to prevent her fur from being marred and also to ensure that it doesn't fly off during walks/training; I can't trust plastic buckles on flat collars for her - they snap too easily. Anyway, it must have glistened in some light and caught this persons eye as we strolled by. She approached us in a very strange manner and started to go off on something about chains, violence, cruelty and the SPCA. That actually sounds like a fun night out for me and a appropriate friend (minus the SPCA part). We didn't stop nor did I speak a word to her. That is all.