But mostly because you have failed to procure a dog. You told me years ago that you aspired to acquire a border collie. Where is it?
What's your point? I used the words "bodacious", "inov8", and "giant yellow berry", and you're concentrated on "dog"? It's the Year of the Pig, and that means bacon, not dog. That's like trying to fish for trout with a hang glider, and that dog won't hunt.