Thank you!!!! I probably don't NEED it, but it would be nice to have in case anyone asks :) One of these days I'm going to be able to make you an offer for the Hounds I love so much, lol! I think that's, subconsciously, been part of what's in my mind when I've written parts of Scent with Cymbelle's hounds :)
By the way, I think I sent you a link to my blog? Any chance I could -- with credit to the artist, of course -- use your drawing for a title block? If you'd rather not, feel free to say so, I'll understand completely and won't be put out in the least :)
Uphill Doc just let me know he has a friend in UT w/ 6 week old stags, they are going to be bigger stags and he can get you one cheap (maybe free, he'll see what he can do). i know it's earlier than you planned but it's out there.