Here are some pictures of my new dog Spike. I don't know why I call him that, but the name just kind of stuck. He sticks around pretty good--doesn't run off like most dogs. He says he's been a social outcast all his life. He leaves a lot of pointed reminders around when he walks through the living room and brushes up against the furniture. He looks dumb, but he's actually pretty sharp. I got a book about how to raise and train Spike dogs. It recommends petting them in one direction only.