Hi Everyone, I just joined this forum so I wanted to say "woof." My name is Genevieve, and I'm a famous author-dog. I live in Sarasota, Florida, where this time of year when a dog chases a cat they both walk. I have a website at Small Dog - Genevieve. I also am on Facebook - look for me under my full name, Genevieve Highpoint La Reine. I've also started a new group that you might be interested in. Here's the press release: New Group Formed to Promote the Advancement and Protection of Canine Rights: Renowned canine author and activist, Genevieve Highpoint La Reine, forms Dogs United against Discrimination and Unfairness (DUDU) SARASOTA, Fl. â€“ Renowned canine author and activist Genevieve Highpoint La Reine announces the formation of Dogs United against Discrimination and Unfairness, a new group dedicated to the advancement and protection of canine rights. Genevieve, the canine author of Small Dog, Big Life: Memoirs of a Furry Genius (Simon & Schuster, hardcover; ISBN 978-1416599500; cover price $17.99), announced today that Dogs United against Discrimination and Unfairness, or DUDU, is chartered to serve as the national watchdog against all forms of discrimination and cultural insensitivity toward dogs. In a barktated press release, Genevieve stated, â€œWe dogs are over seventy million strong in this country. We serve proudly in the armed forces, police, and fire departments. We risk our lives locating lost humans and hidden explosives, and dutifully supply the nation with twenty thousand tons of fertilizer daily; yet, we are demeaned, shunned, and insulted every day of our lives. We will be muzzled no longer. Rememberâ€”youâ€™re either walking with DUDU, or stepping in it.â€ DUDUâ€™s first campaign is one dear to Genevieveâ€™s heart: â€œI applaud the effort made by the American Indians to eliminate demeaning sports-team nicknames such as â€˜Chiefs,â€™ â€˜Redskins,â€™ â€˜Indians,â€™ and â€˜Braves.â€™ Unfortunately, the problem is a lot bigger than that. Consider all the teams with canine nicknames, such as â€˜Timberwolves,â€™ â€˜Bulldogs,â€™ â€˜Huskies,â€™ â€˜Terriers,â€™ and so many more. A bunch of silly humans running around chasing a ball and theyâ€™re named after us. This must stop.â€ Genevieve will not discount the possibility of legal action to end the practice, but she expressed optimism that the matter can be settled amicably without a costly dogfight in the courts. Genevieve Highpoint La Reine is the proud holder of a degree in basic obedienceâ€”and is even prouder of never using it. She resides in Sarasota, Florida, and her favorite hobbies are eating and sleeping. Dr. Dennis Fried is Genevieveâ€™s translator and typist. He holds advanced degrees in physics and philosophy, all of which have gone totally to waste. When not helping Genevieve with her career, he can usually be found pestering her for a raise.