@yodelma Yes, the information about the flu coming in from imported dogs was alarming. What struck me was that the dogs (in question) were properly vetted and quarantined - and they still missed it. Perhaps the receiving vets weren't informed from the sending vets (beware: potential flu carriers)...
Jerry needs no help playing with his ball.
You'll love this one!
Loved this thread about a Dachi, but it made me cry, more than once. - http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=577445
ETA: The thread is a little long.as it encompasses a few months, but you can skip all that are not posted by the OP. Still, a heartwarming and heartbreaking thing.