Well, Bill, as a matter of fact, the stray dogs in DC are cleaned up. Rats are indeed the story now. The rats run the streets and the White House.
Sandshaker posted a nice reply in the other dog post. I plan to help out San Pedro where I can (probably with $$ donations so my time is free for finding people's sunglasses for them.)
In any event, I'll be in St. Louis soon and at my regular table at Tony's. Say around 7pm?