A ranch in BFE certainly has its charms. If it could be equipped with high speed internet I might consider it.
So dogs...I just don't get them lately. Not in general. I mean, they are friendly, slobbery little things...no, wait, that is kids. Well, you get the point. What I don't get is the whole mutt that isn't a mutt thing. Today at the pet store we say "Rairin" Terriers or something like that. It was a mix between a rat terrier and a cairrin (spelling?) terrier. When the hell did that not make a mutt? Two boston terriers = boston terrier. Two labs = a lab. One whatever + one different whatever = a mutt. When did that change? They wanted $500 for those mutts. They were cute but not $500 cute.