my husband picked the dogs up from the kennel...some of you know I was worried about leaving them while we were out of town. Well, they came in the door, and Baxter came zooming around...jumped in my lap and whined in my face! I think he was saying "do you KNOW where I have been??" :lol-sign: Now he is curled up next to me on the couch--seems to be pretty pleased to be home. And so am I!!