I'm guessing there's a particular "dog" that this is targeted too. I don't know about the opening quotes with no close. Maybe the one after dog is actually a close quote for the first one... Thanks, Gabe.
Blogger pointed out to me that they now have these sweet little share doobies you can add to the bottom of your posts, so I have them on there. If you like something and want to tell all your friends, now it's a click away for email, facebook, twitter, buzz etc.
It's not particularly new technology, but it's new to this blog which I try not to mess with too much (if it ain't broke...).
Also, in case you missed it, the sidebar now features a direct link to buy my book at chronicle and a link to a page of affiliate links to all the other online retailers, except Borders who keeps rejecting my application. It should be coming available pretty soon here, and I'm very excited about it!