Well, I'm here. I unlocked it. Life has a way of putting things in perspective for you. I was just delivered some pretty devastating news, so my priorities have shifted, and stuff I cared about last week just went into the "idontgiveashitanymore" box.
For those wondering what happened, apparently the authorities around here surf the web and find websites of people who have more dogs than the county limits allow, and they go mess with them and wreak havoc in their lives. (No, it hasn't happened to me ... yet.) I will be working with a lawyer and local legislatures to try to update some fairly antiquated, not so-well-thought-out laws that are currently in place. In the meantime, I need to get my dogs all rabies shots ... again ... so I can get them licensed. If I get hit for having too many, Whiskey is the bottom of the totem pole.
In the meantime, please think really really good thoughts. Someone I love dearly needs them desperately right now.