here's a fun link and it supports a wonderful organization: http://www.cafepress.com/neads some of you may know that i adopted a puppy back in april when she was just 8 weeks old. she had been bred to be a guide dog for the blind, but decided against it after some testing. good decision for both of us. the people at NEADS had referred me to the Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Patterson, NY about 2 years ago. NEADS raises and trains assistance and service dogs here in central massachusetts. they recently put out a call for photos and it turns out my little betty, who is 7 months old and big now, won honorable mention in the calendar contest. that's her on the bottom of the july page running through a field with her tail up. the above link will take you to pictures of the calendars for sale and provide links for ordering them. they make great gifts and the money for NEADS is a very good thing. the puppy pictures will make you feel as good as acoustic guitar music on an autumn afternoon, and the folks who need NEADS and their wonderful dogs will thrive on.