dear Mikie, I just cought up with what you've been going through. I give you a lot of credit for doing it. I have watched the "Extreme Makeover" show a couple of times, and I don't think I'd have the nerve to do that. The women do come out looking incredibly good, though. I looked at you pic, also, with your two beautiful Chows, and I think you looked fine. But more power to you!