A brief, personal announcement: my dog is sick. Baci has a scratched cornea, from one of his famed battles at the dog park. (It's his left eye, the one he is squinting here.) Note the attractive, modern Elizabethan collar, complete with transparency so that he can see what's happening around him, but he's still the saddest dog on planet Earth today. He gets so tired, but can't sleep comfortably between the eye and the collar, so he's been falling asleep standing up, which is both incredibly sad and funny at the same time.