Somehow, I became the conductor of Dpreview, the largert internet site for photography's Olympus SLR forum weekly dog thread. Actually, it became the weekly dog after attempts to compete with cats and babies and flowers and birds showed that this humble, people-loving species could never hope to get the number of "hits" these other arguably less useful - and certainly less loyal - organisms do, simply by being pretty. So I first tried the "Monday Dog" (dogday of the week, of course) but found that even leaping and swimming and mountain climbing dogs couldn't hope to compete with the attention cats get by just lyimg around. So it soon became the workday or weekday dog. As I write this, it is in its last five iterations.