We finally broke down and adopted a street dog. She had been hanging around our development scavenging for food, and we started feeding her. She was such a pathetic sight, hair falling out and covered with dirt. We took her to the vet where she was shaved, bathed, and given medicine. Now, she is named Phoebe, lives like a queen, eats steak, and sits in my place in the living room chair. It has been a lot of fun watching the transformation. Happy dog. Very happy owners.