Somehow I ended up owning not 1 Akita, but 2, and becoming an AKIHO member. January next year should be fun... I'll have to pay for AKIHO, JKC, NIPPO, KKA, and HKH membership. Someone warned me once upon a time that if you're not careful, you'll end up overrun with dogs. With all the 7 Shikoku pups, and 2 temporary pups, I'm sitting at 18 dogs tonight. If you wonder why I'm not jumping to respond to your mails and messages, it's because I'm busy.