Hello everyone. I did a bit of reading before I joined this site and was impressed with the usually sincere and mature discussions going about. I go by "drgirth" first because I'm a PhD scientist (the "dr" part) and the "girth" part comes from, well . . . maybe I'll post a pic or two soon to show that. I was happy to read that girth was more important than length :smile: . In my spare time I'm a novelist and a poet and am a sucker of an animal lover. I've got the most beautiful Basset Hound you'll ever see. I look forward to getting involved here and, if I ever step out of line, just give me a good slap and I'll learn my lesson. Unless I like the way you slap, then you might have to try something more severe :wink: . Cheers!