I'm probably going to adopt another sighthound sooner rather than later, for Az's sake - he does love other sighthounds, and copes better with his nerves around them, so it seems like the right thing to do. And there are certainly lots to choose from.
And now for something completely different, I came across this news story (a few years old now) about a famous violinist busking with a Stradivarius violin at a Washington Metro station and the few people who stopped to listen, and all the people who didn't : it's here.
I'm listening to a Gerry Rafferty memorial concert at the moment, with most of his family and lots of quite wizened guest singers. It's brilliant.