Our St. Bernard is also profusely shedding. Of course, she'd prefer a lot more snow and a lot more winter.
On a note actually related to the thread, WBCCI sent my membership materials this week. My application was forwarded through Dan with the other NOVA applications. I assume that means something is happening.
Oddly enough, they still have not cashed my check yet which I find more than a little annoying. I don't write that many checks anymore but I really don't like to have them sitting around uncashed for long periods of time.